I searched for things I’d buried in drawers-those old pages from the manuscript I wrote a few years ago, the notes I took in my children’s novel writing classes, the directions to the writing conferences I attended, the lease from my old condo in Chicago, the grocery receipts from my six week writing workshop in New Hampshire. All things I’ve slowly moved away from, but things that still mean much to me. And I wanted to honor, celebrate and remember those important moments in my life.
After weeks of her sitting just like this in my studio, I realized it would be the perfect painting to play with and add all of those pieces of paper from my past that I wanted to remember. So, I layered and layered all of those memories and infused them into what became this painting.
TITLE: GIFTS TO BE REMEMBERED. The Original Mixed Media Painting available in my etsy shop.