Old made new

I have been kind of close to home these last few days as I am still getting over my walking pneumonia.and the annoying cough that it has left me with!! That has allowed me some good art time. YAY!!

As I often do, leaving what I was going to be working on today, I went looking for some old canvases in the garage. Found some!! I even brought down an old wood boxed canvas that I had done in a class several years ago, but it had stayed in my art room all this time. I wasn`t really crazy about it …. so guess what? Another make over opportunity!!

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This was a long narrow wooden box canvas. Originally, I had taken burlap, gessoed all over it, and let it drive. Then… bunched it up and let the dried gesso fall off leaving this cool texture.

Then I adhered it to the wood canvas and let it dry again.

The I had outlined and painted the original angel. Today, I painted over her dress, and extended the wings a bit with the palette knife and white paint.. I re painted  her face and she had a brown root touch up on her hair.

I like her much better now and she is much happier!! Just as she was made from original brokenness and restored for a new life, He can take our brokeness and make beauty in our lives.


I love this quote from a book of mine…. “Being present to God`s presence brings deep and lasting happiness” Ann Voskamp   It is only when we are present with Him that we can see the beauty from brokeness and know it is all from Him..

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful new week!






  1. Such a wonderful piece of art!! Hope you feel better soon and get rid of that bad cough ♥
    Michelle ♥

    1. thank you Michelle!! I am trying !! thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great new week!!

  2. This is a great technique to reuse old stuff coming along with your beautiful angles! It looks awesome!

    1. thank you Stefanie!! I love to recycle things!! Makes me feel good that I can actually use some of the things that I hold on to! have a great new week!!

  3. Gorgeous, so ethereal! Glad to hear you are recovering.

    1. hank you Christine, and thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great new week!!

  4. It is an amazing piece for sure. And I love that you share how you made it.
    On a different note – I hope your pneumonia and cough will be a thing of the past real soon. Have a wonderful Sunday!

    1. thank you Claudia. I love to share how I do things. that is how we all learn!! Thank you for stopping by and I am working on that cough being gone. Much better today! Have a great new week!!

  5. It’s absolutely beautiful Jane. Terribly sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well. I do hope you’re up and fully on your feet soon!

    1. thank you Alexandra! I appreciate your encouragement so much!! I am feeling better today! I love your new picture of yourself. YOu look amazing!! I know that makes you feel good with new health habits!! Have a great new week!!

  6. this is great! i love all the texture going on in the background. Nice!

    1. thank you Sue!! have a great Sunday!!!

  7. Jane, she is just magnificent. She is special and I just love that she emerged over time, trial, & error, with patience and discernment.
    This is a sweet reflection of the Savior’s work in us. ????????

    1. thank you Julie!! I am glad you found me. I am anxiously waiting for your blog to emerge over time too!! thank you for your sweet words. Love you!

  8. A lot of great textures 😀

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