Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Very Special Commission

Blue Bunting Sketch

A few days ago I received an email from a woman who asked me if my small bird collage "Blue Bunting" was still available. I told her it was with a gallery, but I could do another one for her. She told me that she had come across my collage art while searching for Blue Buntings for her sister. Her sister had lost a son, her only son, and she said that when she visited his grave, there were always Blue Buntings there, as bright blue as little jewels, which gave her some peace in her heart.

I was so touched by this story that I wanted to do a custom piece. We agreed to also incorporate a small southern style church and the name "Michael" into the collage.

I thought this would be a good piece to do a step by step process on. I have not done a piece from start to finish on the blog in a while and this collage is going to be so special that I think you will enjoy taking the journey with me.


  1. oh what a lovely piece and this post really touched my heart....I hope she finds some peace when she sees your work....

    I also look forward to seeing this piece come together...


  2. Oh, this is very special! I will look forward to the next 'step'.

  3. So wonderful to be able to go through this process with you... thanks so much. I am looking forward to seeing you in Sarasota Saturday Dec 5th..thanks for offering the demo then too!

  4. Elizabeth, thanks so much for posting this step by step process. I can't wait to see it developed and the story is so touching.
    I'm sending you a letter via snail mail, too!

  5. You are so generous to share your step by step with your readers. I look forward to seeing the piece develop.

  6. Beautiful art from a beautiful soul! xoxo

  7. Definitely a special commission - I'm so glad that she found you to do it. Your piece will be as special!

  8. How wonderful to sit back and watch you do a step-by-step for us! And this commission will be so special for the woman who lost her son.

  9. What a beautiful story. I look forward to seeing it develop.


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