Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I had almost given up on the project above, but I was persuaded not to by my son. My oldest son, Andy, is moving back to his beloved city of San Francisco to start a new job. I wanted to give him a small house warming gift for his new apartment so I worked on an inkjet transfer onto wood using one of the photos I had taken there during a past trip. I was not happy at all with the way it was turning out, but he saw a "diamond in the rough". I had abandoned the project and written it off as a "fail". He took one look at it and could tell that it could become a beauty, something he would love to have in his new place. So, with the encouragement of one of my biggest cheerleaders, a.k.a. Andy, I resumed the project and finished it up. I'm happy to say, I have reports of it making the trip to San Francisco safely and it is now in its new home.
Here are a couple of pictures of the transfer of the Golden Gate Bridge onto a reclaimed lumber board. Andy, I hope you like it and and that you enjoy being able to see a bit of the bridge every single day....clouds or no clouds:)
Below is the inkjet printout I used as a transfer onto the wooden board. I love the end result as it appears to be very aged and weathered.
One of the benefits of having adult children that live in amazing locations is that I get to visit them in their wonderful cities......I sure can't wait for my next visit to San Francisco!
I hope you all have some wonderful trips planned for 2013. Be sure to take lots of pictures. You never know what special treasures and creations those photos will become.......