dried coneflower from my garden (this cutting is 3" in length)
This summer has been brutal. Richmond, VA folks know that all our lawns are dead and crunchy and our gardens* are suffering in this extreme heat and humidity. And almost no rain to speak of. This poor flower barely had a chance. I just hope it's strong enough to come back next season.
My dad gave me this (I no longer have the chain) as a birthday present when I was in 4th grade. I know because I wrote about it in my first ever journal that my teacher, Miss Benny, had us keep. And yes, I still have it. It's hilarious.
mixed media: cardboard, doilies, fake rhinestones, found photo
This one was fun to work with. I seriously had NO idea of what it would turn into. But the more I looked at this woman (see her smirk? she looks a little saucy) and the cat (so not amused) the funnier it became to me. So I went with ridiculous over serious.
fun fact: most cat owners (me included) are weirdos who really do act like complete nincompoops with their own cats. holla!