December 20, 2014

Put Your Photo On Canvas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Is May 13th, 2012

That means that as of today it is 21 days until Mom’s special day. Plenty of time to order your prints for mom. I know this is a genealogy blog, but the print you order doesn’t have to be something genealogy related. How about enlarging a photo or two (or three for aesthetics) of your Mom’s last vacation to paradise on a large canvas?

One of our family members just received a thank you gift from one of her interior design clients and the subject was Hawaii. The photos used were her own, and so the client was assured that the subject was already a winner!

Easy Canvas Prints has several offers to create your Custom Canvas Prints for Mom, Grandma, your Aunt, and even your sister.

You may have read one of my own posts about the wonderful canvas print I was given by Easy Canvas Prints. I liked it so well I asked to be an affiliate.

Easy Canvas Prints Review

 

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The Old Yates Farm Painted From Memory

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I received a wonderful surprise in the mail a few days ago: a copy of a painting done by my cousin Freeda Prantl Mitts that was given to one of our Yates cousins who lives in Ten Mile, TN, Tooter Yates.

I’ve known about this painting for a few years and off and on had asked for Tooter to take a picture of it and just send it to me via email.  He and Sue are such kind people though that they went the extra mile and too it and had it copied.

I suppose some people would say this painting is rather primitive, but to me it’s priceless. Freeda put in things she remembered of the Yates farm near Brandsville in Howell county, Missouri.  She didn’t paint Jim Yates into the picture though, she made a copy of another picture, cut out his image and inserted it into the painting so it stands out and looks a bit 3D.

Sue related yesterday that the pond was still there on the farm. Jim Yates built that house and we have details about the interior of  it from his daughter Martha Yates Scott’s memoir.

This is the original photo of Jim Yates and his wife Cerilda Breelove Yates along with his sister Myra Yates standing behind them.

The lady who painted the picture is the small girl in the front, Freeda; next to her is her brother “Sport”, and behind left to right are her sisters Fran and Buddy. (Please leave a comment and correct me if I got the names wrong!)

If only Freeda was still alive to tell me what kind of trees she put in the picture, and what kind of tractor that was.  Freed lives on because she shared her memories and kindness with all of us.

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