What do you give your niece Ruby for her thirteenth birthday?
Does it matter if it’s not ready by her actual birthday?
You hope not.
What sort of painting?
A picture that’s inspired
by your partner’s photo
of Ruby in a tree.
What do you
paint it on?
What medium do you use?
Acrylic, gouache, collage,
unexpected strips of torn fabric and smooshed-up threads.
Do you suddenly add a few pieces of painted torn collage paper?
Does the painting expand and ask to be placed on a painted fabric background?
Are you advised by your sister to transform olive to emerald green?
Do you stitch beads and jewels onto the picture?
You hope to.
Do you wrap the painting around stretched canvas
or do you perhaps suspend it from a beautiful tree branch?
As yet unknown.
What title do you give the work?
Also as yet unknown.
Turns out I’ve shown you this inspiring photo before –
in my Sustenance blog post from February this year.
Do let me know your thoughts or responses…
with love, art and soul