Love Letter

two children standing in front of the tree upon which they pledged their love in chalk

I did this work in 2013 for my “Patchwork Dragon” solo show in November 2013. The show version had pages from my childhood personal diaries collaged around the edges to form a border. After its debut at the show, this piece with the diary page collage was auctioned off by The Literacy Center to raise money to help adults learn to read. I picked this piece especially because of the title “Love Letter” and the diary entries attached to it. It seemed the most perfect piece I had for a literacy auction.

It’s sold now to a generous supporter, but this teaser I did for the Patchwork Dragon Show shows some of the diary collage on the original piece:

two children pledge their love in chalk on a tree, surrounded by collage from my childhood diaries

Love Letter without the collage is on Society6||Redbubble.

You can check out The Literacy Center on their Facebook and at their home site, www.litcenter.org.

helping adults learn to read

Closeups from Sketchbook Project 2010

Here is the entire book, you can read it all online.  But I also noticed as I was documenting the pages that taking pieces of many of the pictures out of context yielded fascinating results.   The following is a selection of extreme closeups from my book.

grass from 2010 sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

evil bird from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

Hell from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

hand from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

One from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

shine from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

arm from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

back from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

eye from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ring from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

key from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ribbons from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

ring from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

slashes from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

wrist from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

xanadu from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

fan from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

packstrap from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

skyhug from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

smile from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

cover from 2010 Sketchbook by sandpaperdaisy

itchy… ̡̢̡̢̛̛̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎… ̔̕̚̕̚ ҉̵̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠͇̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̿̿̿.re..d! ̡bå̢̡̢̛̛̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎.ll.. ̔̕̚̕ ҉̵̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠͇̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̿̿̿oons… ̡̢̡̢̛̛̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎… ̔̕̚̕̚҉ ̡̢̡̢̛̛̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎… ̔̕̚̕̚҉ ҉̵̞̟̠̖̗̘̙̜̝̞̟̠͇̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̊̋̌̍̎̏̐̑̒̓̔̿̿̿… ͡҉҉

pollen is like itchy red balloons in my head.

itchy red balloons by sandpaperdaisy