Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paper Hugs

Set out with the intention to make a paper prayer to give away.

Changed my mind about the giving away part.

Same thing happened when I created Paper Prayer 28 in the same color palette and as part of the same loose grid collage assignment.

Changed my mind about the giving away part.

They both remind me of the dress Muth wore to Meg's wedding and the photo from that event that we used for Muth's obituary.

I'm keeping both paper prayers as hugs from Muth.

Paper Prayer 29
1.5x6", acrylic, ink, and wax pastels on paper
[not for sale]


  1. It IS like that dress and I'm all for hanging onto hugs from Muth.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. It was like a little lightbulb over my head when I caught on to why I was attached to these particular paper prayers. The hug keeps on hugging, too. I'm using 29 as a bookmark, and Muth hugs me each time I open the book and each time I mark my place before closing it again.

  3. Sweet. And I love the lavender and ochres in this.....

    1. Thanks, Laurie. I am totally loving this piece myself. I actually made it a week or two ago and had tucked it into a book I was planning to read. Opened that book last night and was delighted all over again by the colors and shapes greeting me from my bookmark.

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    1. Thank you, Connie! They were certainly singing to me.