Martha was my new best friend in September, 1967, at the American School in London. Martha is now my … best friend of quite awhile!
Once a year she condescends to be the same age as I, instead of younger, for about fourteen weeks.
Those fourteen weeks begin now, Martha.
For her birthday card this year I took a section of the blind contour drawing I did in January and used it as the foundation for an abstract painting: blind contour drawing with pen first, india ink brush-like pens next, pastels after that, and finally tissue paper collage.
I'm hoping Martha might tuck this little paper prayer into a book, thereby taking me with her, in a manner of speaking, when she travels to Vietnam and Cambodia in a few days.
|Paper Prayer 31|
2x4", ink, pastels, and tissue collage on watercolor paper
[not for sale]