May 2007


…so much better than a store-bought card. My husband put this digital gallery together for me so that I could enjoy the reminiscence of our family’s history. There is so much still going on in our lives but the art and photographs he picked for this work capture different moments that are really important to me. The wedding photo is the focal point; on the left are two of his works–the first is “The Fairie Queene” that he drew of me before we met in person. The Superman collage was one that he did last summer–he planned to mail it into a contest but I rescued and framed it. The right-side of the digital gallery features my collage of the “Nude Gypsy” whom I feel represents what may be trapped inside of me, longing to come out and liberate me from my day job teaching English. The scrapbook page features my two lovely pets–Gypsy, the calico, is now being loved and raised by my sister because Dixie, the orange-striped she-devil, doesn’t play well with others. The two photos on the bottom are of my son, who at the time was a small tyke. I did make that crazy cardboard truck for his Halloween costume, and the other photo is from his first Communion–Easter. Interestingly, today is also his Confirmation. This reminds me how things come full circle in life. What a milestone.

pastiche \pas-TEESH; pahs-\, noun:
1. A work of art that imitates the style of some previous work.
2. A musical, literary, or artistic composition consisting of selections from various works.
3. A hodgepodge; an incongruous combination of different styles and ingredients.

She rushed head-first into every crevice
of her life, arms wide as if to embrace the unknown

and the wondrous-strange soon became dull-familiar
until the silence bellowed.

MamaCat
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