Friday, June 29, 2007

SHOW & TELL #8 Lord's Supper Painting

Yeah!!! Its Show & Tell Friday. Go over to Kelli's at There is a Place Called Home and get all the particulars, if you're not already doing this. Then join in the fun and show us something special, unique, interesting or just plain fun and tell us all about it.




My show and tell for this week is this Paint-by-number picture of the Lord's Last Supper. This kit was given to me as a Christmas gift in 1959. I don't remember by whom but they were quite popular during that time. I had done several and loved doing them.


I am showing this, as much to tell this story, as to show the picture.



One day as I was painting this picture I had spent the ENTIRE day (almost) just painting. Hadn't gotten dressed, hadn't made the bed or done the dishes.....no dinner being prepared....you get the picture!!! I'm sure I did take time out to feed my 2 little girls lunch and tend to their immediate needs.


Enter my husband of 1 1/2 years........He never criticised, he didn't say much...but he didn't have to as he looked around and very gently said, "What's you been doing all day?" This young bride and mother of 2 small girls got the message Loud & Clear that he expected more out of his wife and that he was disappointed!! To my knowledge he never came home to that scene again. I am a quick learner!!!!


I am very proud of the picture. I had it framed professionally upon completion. For 48 years it has hung proudly in every home that we have lived in and in 3 states. It is a constant reminder to me of not only my Lord but the loving, kind and oh so very gentle, gentleman I have been blessed to share these years and my life with. It is also a testimony of my stick-to-itiveness of not being a quiter.

37 comments:

michelle f said...

You painted that picture? WOW, I am sooo impressed. It is absolutely beautiful.

I am impressed with your response to your husband as well...what a lesson we can learn from that!

Lori B said...

I love that picture. You are very talented.

Cute story to go with the picture also...and your husband saying what you been doing all day.
Some days I may be busy with the kids all day and the house may look a disaster...but I'm still busy.

ellen b said...

You captured the detail very well. It's nice that it has survived your moves and still brings you joy.

Lori B said...

P.S. which meme do you mean?

Maxine said...

The picture is BEAUTIFUL and so is your testimony. What a precious memory, that you actually did that and what a treasure it will be to your children and grandchildren in the years to come.

jar said...

The picture is beautiful. I second lori b and agree that you are very talented.

Just Mom said...

Beautiful work, Susan. And yes, you have a wonderful husband.

Lana G! said...

Love the story! - Nice work too!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Wow! How talented you are. I did paint-by-number as a child but was never patient enough to "stay inside the lines". This is truly impressive.

Karen said...

HI Susan,
I remember seeing the Lord's Supper Paint By Number kit for sale in a variety store when I was a young child. I wanted my mom to buy it so that I could paint it, but she said I need to start with something simple like a flower. She was right of course.
Thanks for sharing and bringing back the memories...
Best wishes,
Karen

LBP said...

That's a great picture! Good job. I can't even paint using paint by number! =)

Love the story that goes with it.

Cheryl said...

Don't you just love paint by number. You did a remarkable job on it! :-) My husband said that to me a few times... then HE got the picture and never has said that to me since lol!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Great picture Susan!

Momma Roar said...

That's a great story to go along with that - we are similar and I remember you sharing that story with me. T and Mickey are very, very similar!

Wonderful job on the painting - BEAUTIFUL!

Leigh Ann

MightyMom said...

Husbands can be such a blessing! Wonderful painting. Thanks for sharing!

annie said...

One of my goals is to do a counted cross stitch of the last supper.
This is really beautiful Susan!

PEA said...

What a great story behind that beautiful Last Supper picture you painted!! Most husbands would have ranted and raved at seeing that nothing had been done in the house! lol xox

Amber said...

That is a beautiful painting. You must of had a lot of patience. I know it will be something to always treasure!

Marci said...

What a great job you did. I like that you use it for a reminder.

Betty said...

Susan, the picture is very professional looking....your story reminds me of my story...my husband volunteered to keep our two girls one Saturday for me to have the day out.....when I came home that afternoon he said, " I don't know what the problem is,it was no trouble at all." No beds had been made, no dishes washed, no laundry done, no vacuuming......he had just played with them all day....Betty

Missy said...

Susan, I wish I could say I take a gentle reminder like that to heart - what a humble heart you have! I love the painting - and I will never again look at this scene without thinking of your story.

Amber said...

Lovely painting, GREAT JOB! My Brother-in-law did the same paint by number a few years ago.

As far as the not getting dressed part, at least you weren't blogging when DH walked in the room-LOL!

God Bless,
Amber

diana said...

i'm impressed. i'd swear it was done by a professional painter =)

Rose Mary said...

You did a beautiful job! And what a great reminder of the sweet man you married.

Barbara H. said...

I remember paint-by-numbers! I loved to do them as a child, but I never tried anything that big. Beautiful! And a wonderful memory to go along with it.

Kelley said...

Beautiful!

Kitty said...

This is such a gorgeous picture!! =) And the lesson you learned that day was one most of us have had to learn, too!!

I tried to find the meme you mentioned in my comments... but couldn't!! =(

Kelli said...

You did a wonderful job, Susan, it's just beautiful!! The story was great too!!
Kelli

Lyndy said...

It is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful job you did.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Lyndy~

Pam said...

The story is just as precious as the painting! What a lesson learned huh? I have gotten caught up in things before as well and forgotten my true priorities. I just like to finish what I start and it is so hard for me to stop in the middle of any project!

Nadine said...

First off the picture came out great. I love the story behind it. Thanks for sharing your hear.t

Maalie said...

> "he looked around and very gently said, "What's you been doing all day?"

LOL! An English wife would have replied: "Mind your own business!"

lorenzothellama said...

I prefer the original! Have you ever seen it?

Sandy said...

What a beautiful painting. You did a great job on that. Good for you having it professionally framed. sandy

PamperingBeki said...

What a great story!

HsKubes said...

You did a wonderful job on the picture. It looks so lovely in the frame.

~ Christina

Training Hearts said...

WOW!!! Awesome job on painting. I would love to have a Last Supper painting in my home.