Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anniversary Art - Part I

Yesterday was our 2 year wedding anniversary.

Normally, I have a terrible time coming up with gift ideas. However, while sorting through files a few weeks ago, I came upon this:
It's a spare donation envelope for the altar servers at our wedding. The image of the church on the envelope sparked an idea. I scanned the envelope, cropped the picture of the church, and blew it up (ka-boom!).
Aww. That's where we got married... Warm sentimental fuzzies.My initial plan was to use my sister-in-laws projector to trace the image onto a piece of paper against the wall - except that her projector points at a screen covering her window. Terrific for daytime movie watching, but not the best tracing surface...
Needless to say, my first attempt at replicating a drawing of the church was... rough.


Lame. I can do better.

On to Plan B - I printed out the scanned image and used tracing paper and a fine-point Sharpie (a la my sister-in-law) to try again.

The result:

Definitely not professional, but not too bad!
Maybe even frame-worthy?

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