A Joy to Behold

A work of art was once a work in progress!” ~ Adele Leon

This weekend over on our other site  https://weeklyprompts.com the Photo Challenge is Work of Art.  We suggested our readers interpret this in a way that is unique to them, after all, a work of art to one person is not necessarily so for the next! Here are my own responses to the challenge.

After my daughter and family moved into my house, we extended, reconfigured and divided, and to accommodate our different needs the oil-fired central heating system was re-designed to create zones. To utilise the existing space I suggested we make the outside boiler room accessible from my new kitchen, and I would use it as a laundry room.

The end wall of the boiler room remained in its original state, untouched and shabby (the son-in-law has promised to improve the decor here!). One day a different heating engineer arrived to carry out additional work, and I apologised for the unfinished messy room. His eyes lit up, and his face broke into a smile, “Don’t apologise, this is a work of art!”   And, believe it or not, although not shown here, there’s much more to this!

Boiler room work of art

The next photo is an adorable work of art, and in more ways than one. Here my second daughter Louisa uses her photographic talent to show off her beautiful two-year-old daughter Lily-Jane.


Below I showcase my youngest daughter’s work of art. Having accompanied me for hospital treatment, Sophie kept herself busy by using an iPad App to paint copies of  pictures that were hanging on the waiting room wall.

Next is my own effort at digital painting which I’m sure you will agree is highly unlikely to be described as a work of art!  Nevertheless, this was fun and quite therapeutic!


When the world says give up. Hope says try it one more time!”

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. In response to the Photo Challenge from Weekly prompts. http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/10/06/photo-challenge-work-of-art

14 thoughts on “A Joy to Behold

  1. Maureen Helen

    This is exciting! I have never heard of digital painting, Sue, and can’t wait to see if its available on my Samsubg tablet. Great blog and photos.

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    1. Most tablets come with a basic package and there are free Apps too. My effort was done on my computer using the educational software ‘Dazzle’ . I still have it from when I used to prepare work at home as examples.

      Fortunately, young children think whatever you do is wonderful, I didn’t get away with it with the older students because sadly, the artistic talent my own children inherited did not come from me!
      Thank you Maureen.


  2. I enjoy drawing, particularly portraits. I think we’re lucky if we can see something and enjoy it and better still if we can enjoy taking part in being creative. I love digital art, particularly the likes of Photoshop and making something imaginative from a photograph I’ve taken. Great post as always, Sue, your words are very thought provoking. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much Trev. I’ve enjoyed seeing your artwork, you really are a talented man. I have Paint Shop Pro but not Photo Shop, perhaps I should use it for more than simple edits. Thank you again for your kind comments.

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    1. Good morning Brian. 6.30 am here.
      She is a very sweet little girl, always has a smile on her face and gives out big hugs! Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂


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