As a wedding gift, Julie said she would paint us a piece from some of her stellar photography she took in Sayulita. That was three years ago but who is counting. In fact, I kind of forgot about the project until a few weeks ago when she told me it was done. I have no idea how she managed to fit it in with her regular work, her designs for Lassen Ale Works, and her uber-cool social life. She did though, which is one of those things I love about Julie. And I knew it would be an awesome piece of art for us to enjoy.
She "unveiled" it at her house last week at an art night. I love every bit of it. It is a combo of these two photos:
She also incorporated the photo transfer technique of the banana leaf using a gel medium (as exampled in this video, which I did NOT watch in preparation for art night). I am kicking myself that I didn't take her scratch pieces and look at her photos of the process. Perhaps she will do an entry on the D'Podge blog - ahem, hint, hint). In any case, I managed to snap horribly lit and badly angled photos of the piece, which we still haven't hung since we can't find the right place. But I was dying to get a post up on the blog to celebrate the art...and friendship...in my life.