Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tribute to Bronwyn

There's something special about a young man just entering University who feels the need to share his life with a young pup. Chris is now my brother-in-law, and his family grew to include my sis Cathie, then shortly after, 2 lively little girls and another yellow lab. Chris' faithful companion recently left this earth. Bronwyn was an exceptional lady; quiet yet friendly, patient and content, as seen below on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ATC I created for an exchange.

I doctored the photo of my niece and Bronwyn in "Nero"; added the Groucho Marx quote with a flexible pointed pen nib, then I made color copies. An extremely reduced calligraphic Christmas letter creates a 3-D book. The 6 pages, glued accordion style, are just 1/4" tall, but they do turn...had to see if it could be done. The plaid ribbon is a nod to my brother-in-law's tartan and kilt and along with the star brad add a bit more dimension.

Bronwyn quietly put up with the chaos her household became; being used here as a cushion for the 2 year old, who was reading one of her books in the original photo. The photo of Bronwyn & her human family was taken on her last day. She'll be missed, but as my now 5 year old niece says "It's OK; she's still here" as she points to her heart.

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