our daughter, rosie, was about 6 years old when this photo was taken of her. so sweet.
oh, don't worry there is no tragedy behind this piece. no drama, nothing happened that she should end up prematurely in the glorious heavens above- not yet, not before her time.
nothings happened except my sharp awareness and then heavy melancholy i feel when i think about time slipping away faster everyday - she is nearly grown now -if only we could keep forever those moments that carry our tenderest memories.
how i did this piece:
this is on a cradled birchwood square 8" x 8". i lightly gessoed it and then laid acrylic on it in a pool like watercolor - this bloom of color suggests clouds, i stamped in butterflies images and letters in a copper iridescent color. finally i collaged the hand tinted image of my daughter stepping over a little bit of lacy paper doily stained in warm tones - as though she emerges from a frilly cloud. i love this piece - it gives me much joy.