Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

I used to walk around my classroom looking at students homework and I would hum the song - "You are my Sunshine."

Evidently I had been doing this for a long time and didn't realize it until one of the students commented on it.

A few years ago (probably ten years later), I received a message from a former student who said she had heard that song and immediately thought of me.

So when I needed  a piece of artwork to fill up a sorta big wall in my dining room, that is what I chose.

It's a 2'x3' so it's not a bad size.

The above picture shows a little how I rubbed sandpaper across it, because I wanted to distress it.  I chickened out doing more.  I think I would really like it kinda washed out though.



It really does make me happy every time I walk in my dining room and see it because I was tired of looking at that bare wall. 

So what do you think?  Distress it?  Or leave it alone?

Stay safe until next time - 

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13 comments:

  1. Super sweet story. Such a good memory to go with a great piece. I say leave it!

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  2. It's amazing what our students remember about their teachers! Sweet story! Love the sign you made. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. Misti, you totally rock. This is such an awesome idea. I sing this song to my husband all the time. I think I will make one of these for our bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

    Paula

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  4. What a very sweet story to go along with your really sweet handmade artwork!

    :)

    Linda

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  5. Sweet. My husband sings thus to me all of the time. Happy to be your newest linky follower. Hugs

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  6. I think...leave it alone. It is beautiful as is. It has the fresh chalkboard look about it. Loved the story. Although, that song reminds me of my ex-boyfriend :O). We won't go there.

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  7. What a sweet memory for your student. I do love this positive song. I don't sing it to anyone because I wish to keep them and I love them. hehehe I am hopping over from Its So Very Cheri Blog Hop and am now following you on Linky Followers. I would so love a visit and maybe a follow back:)

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  8. The sign looks great just the way it is. I love the story behind it, too. Great project.

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  9. Misty,
    I love your sign and the story that goes with it! I am going to make one soon.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ♥charlotte

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  10. What a cool story! And a wonderful sign. I like distressing, so I'd say go for it! But it already looks great, and how neat that it makes you smile and remember your students.

    ". . .when skies are grey. . .
    You'll never know, dear,
    How much I love you;
    Please don't take my sunshine away." I love that song!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

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  11. Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!
    This week’s Linky Party is up!!!! http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_28.html
    I hope you will stop by an link up another lovely project..
    Claire x

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  12. I love it! My mom used to sing that to me, then I sang it to my daughter. Now it's a little sign that sits on my dryer. My husband came out of the laundry room yesterday singing it!
    I say distress it.

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