Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Weddings & Funerals

Just one of each, actually.
I made this card for a friend of mine who recently got married. Not that impressive but cute enough I think. It is a small watercolor mounted with photo corners (and a bit of double stick tape) onto a blank card. I really love those photo corners; I also have them in quite a few other colors and they really come in handy. I am still getting the feel for watercoloring. I haven't done it in years, and when I did in the past (at Waldorf school) it was a very different style than this. Larger scale, no outlining, and not very intricate. Now it seems I have lots of ideas for just the opposite--small, outlined and detailed (take that, Waldorf!).

At the end of last week I received news that my Aunt Elizabeth Anne passed away in the night at her home in Alpine, Texas (West Texas, near Marfa). She was my mom's oldest sister and I had not seen her in years, but I remember visits to her house in Houston when I was little. Here's a few pictures I borrowed from a memorial website my cousin set up in her honor.
My aunt as a child with her mom (my grandma).


My aunt in the '70's (much closer to how I remember her).

So we'll be making a little trip to Houston soon for a service and I'll get a chance to see family I haven't seen in a decade.

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