My poor readers. I can almost hear you groaning and rolling your eyes. “FINALLY,” you say, throwing your hands up in the air, “she is doing a backpost…about time, lady!” My apologies. But yes – here it is…the first in a series of…oh gosh, well – many.
This is a piece of artwork that I made for a friend who graduated early (in March). Our little group of girlfriends had a lovely afternoon sendoff for her on the sun-drenched patio of the Cantor Art Center’s cafe.
E really loves nature, so I thought it might be nice to do a four seasons concept. I ended up deciding on mixed-media collage, since my drawing skills are so out of practice that they’ve almost entirely disintegrated…the texture of mixed media is fun, anyway (I’ve noticed I’m sort of into mixed media – or at least, mixed forms – in my poetry these days, too…is this a trend?).
Before framing. (Excuse my messy desk). See the extra (washi paper) tree to the left? That became a matching greeting card, which I haven’t posted, for privacy reasons:
Our guest of honor loved it, and wore the tissue flower on her wrist like a corsage all during the afternoon. Since March, she’s moved to Berlin, and is living and working there. We miss you, E! It’s hard to believe that the rest of us will soon be moving on, too (in about a month!).
Keep your eyes peeled for a bento redux, soon.