Yes, I am also aware that there are in fact real 'story boards' which already have that name. These are "Lori's Version of the Story Board". I just shortened it to "Story Boards".
And, in typical Lori fashion (again),I decided to wait and make these after school had started and I spend nine or more hours at work, a couple of hours commuting and then have grading to do in the evenings. I mean why not? I only had the canvases THE ENTIRE SUMMER!
The first two I made soley as an expirement, trying different techniques and ideas. Since the first one was about our family, I gave the first one to Hubby for our anniversary.
He was thrilled beyond words. I mean really. He had no words. I was so touched that he was for able to contain his excitement so well.(ha) He did perk up somewhat when I told him, then showed him on the computer, how much money I had saved him by creating my own.
While I was in the kitchen creating I
With four kids in college and a fifth getting married in a couple of months, it is easy to think of the word "poor". But hey, that's why I made my own Subway signs/aka/ Lori's Story Boards. Hmmm. How does "Lori is Poor Story Boards" sound?
Nope. Way too much drama. We'll stick with Story Boards.
Well, the Anniversary Story Board was such a huge hit, I could not stop there. So since Hubby has a birthday (tomorrow) I thought, "WHY NOT????" So I created another one for him.
This time I went with "Are you ready for some football?" theme. Even better, I specifially targeted our favorite team, the Oklahoma Sooners.
Contain your excitement. No, that is not Hubby holding the Lori's Football Story Board. Luke was holding it for me so I could get the glare off the photo's. Notice I even put a third color in with this one.
Not so sure I am sold on the three color thing. But since my Sooners are red, I wanted a little RED with my black and white.
I did not wait for Hubby's birthday. I gave him this one early. Oh my you should have seen his excitement. It was almost a whole seconds worth!!!
I made these two Story Boards on stretched canvas. I have another one that I need to finish that I am doing on a wooden board.
And, no, before you ask, the third one is NOT for Hubby. I mean a man can only handle so much excitement!!!!! I will put the third one on here when finished.
That my friends, is the Big Story of my Story Boards. I actually enjoyed making these..(almost as much as Hubby loved receiving them!)
If you are a relative, you are probably getting one for Christmas. You might as well tell me now what kind you want. I am thinking of 'vintaging' up the boards a bit. I need to put a little glaze and sand them down some.
Until then, I'll go to work each day, come home and create and wonder why I didn't do these all summer!!!!!
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