"You Gave Me Wings"
4x4 fiberboard wax collage
paper cast bird and a stick! :)
Later this month will be my mom's 2nd Joy Day, and my dad's birthday. If you will remember last year was the year that my very vivacious and beautiful mother decided that she would have no more birthdays...but, she would have Joy Days instead. Numbers mean nothing to my mother. BUT, she wants to freeze in time this very upbeat and joyful person that she is...give joy...and live joyfully. Thus Joy Day. by the way...her name is Joy...:) So, Hallmark has cards for every occasion, but I have yet to find a Happy Joy Day card, so I make them for her. I've been thinking about how much FUN I have as an artist; how much I enjoy finding new ways to express myself. My paper casts are my newest fun thing to play with, so I made a mold for this little bird that was inspired by my oil painting of a bird not so long ago. I have two sizes of these birds that will fit very nicely in my world of paper casts and wax collages. Mom lets me experiment with the things I send her, so I played with adding stain to this little bird to "age" it to go with the background...and even added a sepia version of my bird painting in the background. Since I was little my mother has told me I am so creative and I can do ANYTHING...thus the name of this little 4x4 3-D card for my mom's 2nd Joy Day.
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