Friday, December 11, 2009

I am strong!

Phew! Just finished off two last orders that came in last night, ready for the deadline of mailing to Europe.

I've also been working on a couple of gifts for people and thought I'd show you one today, as the recipient is a dear friend, but doesn't read my blog (surely that's an oxymoron! Doesn't she know what she's missing:-D)

Anyhow - life hasn't been easy for her lately so I wanted to make her something that would help her through it. So I made a piece that has two titles, depending on your perspective and also the kind of day she is having.

The first title is "I am strong" and is a reminder that she can get through this. It shows a figure weight lifting with a weight bar held high above her head.

The second title is "A weight off your shoulders" and looks at the piece from the perspective of the chain more - in that the chain takes the weight off, so she is now free to do other things!

I hope she'll like it.

My husband said the piece reminded him of me, as I'm doing this super-slow training which involves lots of weights and I am getting much stronger....Not sure I'll be entering any weight lifting competitions in the near future....but you've been warned!

So, be strong!


PeculiarForest said...

Haha! love it! great idea

Ruth said...

Thanks Lou. Glad you like him.

Ideal Living said...

Very nicely done! Saw it at craftgawker. I love the message, actually both of them. I feel lighter and stronger just looking at it. Great job!

Ruth said...

Thanks IL. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.I'm glad it had an effect. Don't you love craftgawker!