A few weeks ago he dropped off a package I had been eagerly anticipating - our Union Jack painting that my aunt Mary made for us. I tore through the bubble wrap and paper and just grinned like a fool for several minutes.
Mary used a lot of materials to create texture and interest - this is a picture of it before the paint is applied.
I love the raised damask wallpaper, dragonfly cut-out and the Warhol banana :)
Another thing I love about it is how the painting stretches around all four sides of the canvas - no need to frame!
Mary added a few other really nice touches - my initals are on the bottom, and Josh's are on the top - but my favorite thing about it is my late Uncle Boog's old credit cards. Mary's fantastic use of recycling is a wonderful reminder of Boog's sparkling personality. As one of the rules he lived by was to, 'always reach for the bill,' it conjures up an image of his generosity.
|Our original Lottridge proudly hangs over the mantle|
|The artist at work|