Vogue Art #3: “Expect Wonderful Things”

Expect Wonderful Things

I love the image of this Vogue Magazine cover!  The image in my coffee table book full of  Vogue Magazine Covers 1920- 1940’s was too small to make a 10 x 10 canvas plus I wanted to remove the child in the composition.


This is how the cover looked before I scanned it into my computer.  Since I was scanning it I and photoshopping out the child, I decided to flip the image horizontally because I prefer working left to right.

resized for blog post

I find it relaxing to cut out images even though there are tiny details…so cut out my lady and wanted to set her head at a jaunty angle.

Expect Wonderful Things Sometimes I don’t really have a plan when I put a collage together…I wanted her head tilted up, but WHY? LOL  That is when it dawned on me to put a rainbow above. I was going to use magazine font that said “You have to have rain to get a rainbow” but I was too lazy to figure out a way to show that it had just rained. LOL

After digging through some files of phrases I found this saying “Expect Wonderful Things.”  It was a perfect bit of serendipity!

The difficult circumstances in life can leave us in the mode of “waiting for the other shoe to drop.”  In other words not Expecting Wonderful Things.  Looking back over my life I can see how difficult times turned into “Wonderful Things” in the end…and I am reminded of a promise in the Bible.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28

I was trying to image who would wander into Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon and purchase this piece.  I imagine two scenarios:  someone who wants to be reminded to be positive or someone who wants to affirm a happy outlook on life.

As for me, as I sit in my comfy chair every morning and look up to the Lord, I know that God is good and WHATEVER happens it is for my good.  YAY! That is how I find joy in every day.

Expect Wonderful Things

Be Blessed Today!





  1. Love your use of photoshop and how this art came together step-by-step. 🙂 And this is profound, Patty:

    “As for me, as I sit in my comfy chair every morning and look up to the Lord, I know that God is good and WHATEVER happens it is for my good.”

    Thank you. What truth.
    My spiritual teacher J-R has said that a key is to look for the good in all people and things, and leave all the rest to God. I live by this (best I can).



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