May's Postcard of the Month
We have this lushly Flowering Crab in our front yard:
(last year's photo - it is NOT yet in bloom as I write this! Plus, I probably would have tried to get a picture that features the telephone pole and power lines a bit less prominently...)
Production went relatively smoothly - the prototypes pretty much were just finessing the one idea
I had: a row of blossoming trees. First version:
I wasn't crazy about the uniform shape and size of the dots,
or with how the green foreground looked, so I played with other possibilities.
I really wanted to use the green 'lace' paper (lower r.), but it felt too dark/heavy:
(most of) The fixin's:
A lot of 1/2 trees.
The THIRTY-SIX Steps!! (a record!) This will make a good flip-book!
Panel of 21
And, also, re: BLOSSOMS! I did a pretty ruthless purge of my clothes closets (yes, plural) a few weekends ago, and one of the items I have no intention of parting with is this beautiful, silk, Liberty print suit that my mother made - probably late 60s:Dogwood blossoms. Which became, @ 8 or so years ago, my 'Mom' tattoo!