Friday, May 18, 2007

stuff portrait fridays....FRAMED

kristine wants something “FRAMED” Show your favorite frame, framed picture, a frame you have been coveting in a store or online, or get creative and show us your version of ‘framed’..

Way too tired to get crafty and creative, so I will show you a little peek into my favorite framed picture of me and hubby....this is the picture we had taken for our engagement announcements ten years ago this summer. We showed up at the little portrait place for just the generic in house snaps of a few photos. When he offered to go up the block to a park, we were quite shocked. We didn't pay for any extra on location shoot. We had fun sitting on some park benches, leaning on fences, and this one peeking between the trees. We had this matted at the reception of our wedding. People who were there signed it. In the past ten years so many of those people who signed it have passed in and out of our lives. Grandparents have passed away, friends have moved away, and so much has happened. We look so young....but, yes, it is one of my favorite framed pictures of us.


And just for the heck of it, this is another framed painting we have in the entry way. I try to follow a bit of feng shui ( I know, call me Best Friends with Crazy right now, but I need a little peace in my life!). Feng shui is a way of creating harmony between humans and our environment to enhance our well being. People are affected -either positively or negatively- by their surroundings. So if with a little placement of things here and there I can make my life a happier, healthy, and more peaceful...I say, "Pull up a seat, Crazy, let's talk"...


Oh yeah, where was I?? The painting....the entrance to your home should include a landscape.....kind of like a little entrance into a peaceful place. We try to collect local arts and prints from the many places we get to live. This one of course is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. We got it because we loved living in the east bay. We had these beautiful rose bushes in our yard. This painting really combined the two memories into a living piece of art. See,don't you feel a bit peaceful all ready??


So did you play??


okay, I don't know where my comments thing went.....like everyone is dying to leave comments here....I'll see what I can do.

eta: okay, I just had to redo the entire post, just copying and pasting....Has this happened to any of you using Blogger??

17 comments:

san said...

Oh, I love that photo of you and your hubby! Very nice!!!

I played.

Wendy said...

What a great picture of the two of you! That is a nice memento to have too!

I played.

Suzanne R said...

I love both pictures and the frames. Thanks for stopping by!

Katie said...

I am laughing at the "call me best friends with crazy" That's me most days.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana said...

I never have understood the whoe Feng shui thing but crazy is something I Definately understand. Maybe I should try it!

Lavender said...

That pic of you and your DH is beautiful - great smiles!
I played too - Happy SPF & weekend!

Connie said...

I like the last picture, very nice. Yes the comment thing dissappeared on me a couple of times. You have to go into the setup stuff and find it. It was hard to find. I don't remember exactly where to find it, it is in the layout section I think.

Jenni said...

I love that engagement photo, and thing all the writing around it makes the frame extra special. It seems to capture your life during that time in a wonderful way, showing the people who were important to you at the time.

Jenni said...

Oh, happy SPF! I plated too.

Tammy said...

Very nice shot!

Gina said...

I love the picture of you and your hubby. I agree with the peaceful entrance idea.

Tina said...

Cute Pic of yours. Happy SPF and thanks for stopping at mine.

sisters with style said...

What a great pic of you and your husband. Love your idea of having people that are special to you sign it.

Have a great weekend.

Uzz said...

It is great to hear that the photographer was amiable to the idea of getting out of the studio. From my experience as a photographer, I am amazed at how many studio photographers do not like to deviate from the standard. While I do some pretty decent work in the studio, I relish the opportunity to shoot a portrait outdoors or in an environment where the subject is at their happiest!

Good to see you got a photographer willing to go the extra mile!

Thanks for stopping by!

tulipmom said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. The engagement portrait of you and your Hubby is beautiful.

My husband and I will also be celebrating our 10th anniversary this summer.

SuZan said...

Great photo of you and your hubby! Have a great weekend.

Danielle said...

Your blog has been given a review on my blog as part of my new Sunday Reviews, along with a link to your blog. :-)