It was my birthday this week. It is only when your presents come wrapped in paper like this that you know your 25 year investment in a relationship was time well spent. I liked the presents, but I loved the paper! How well the historian knows my taste and where I get a lot of my inspiration. For example:
This is a transfer using acrylic medium of a postcard sent to me by another friend who knows my taste, Amanda. Such a lovely piece, and I remembered to reverse it so that the writing is the right way round! Here’s the full piece:
I probably like the back as much as the front:
This is the prototype that I made for a series of shrines about iconic Body Shop products. I wanted to know if the construction would work and the thing would stand up. I also learned about the way the edge of the very thick and wonderful to stitch handmade felt was stretched and thus the whole thing leans a bit. I don’t mind this. I think it adds to its fake antique charm!
Final example of how much I love my madonnas in their nichos:
And a detail:
(Frame made of old toothpaste tube and nail varnish, repousse-ed from the back with an old biro). Final Madonna printed onto cotton ironed onto freezer paper and put through the printer:
That’s enough madonnas for one day, (ed.)