It was strange going through a dead person’s clothes. Especially since I knew him. I hadn’t seen him for quite a while, so all the memories I have of him are from elementary school. He died young. I gathered his old clothes and comforter from his mother and told her I would make a memory quilt. My favorite part of the whole piece is that his comforter is used as the stuffing for the quilt. So, most of the quilt is “made of him.”
I know it’s only a quilt and it doesn’t change the fact that he’s gone and he left too soon. I hope as time passes it will become a reminder of good memories instead of a painful loss.
I have been working for quite a while with a wonderful woman and friend to get all of the houses she has ever lived in drawn and framed for her. We started with her current abode and have moved onto new states and new homes. Some are apartments, others are part of a duplex. All have a unique character to them and they felt like home while she was there.
The two newest editions to this custom collection are homes in Sausalito, California.
I have been having a great deal of fun with this project! I love custom work because you are never bored. A client always comes up with something you would never think of on your own. The next drawing involves somewhat of a collage. She spent time living in two apartment buildings in New York and we decided to draw them together on one piece of paper. Look for that in the coming weeks.