mixed media, paper crafts, acrylics, digital, fabric, metal, polymer clay, altered books or any other bits and pieces of ephemera I can find to display.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Chapter 3 in Taking Flight - Hope
This piece was inspired by some postcards I found online that were from a family's website and originated in Italy (used with the family's permission). Inspired by the Italian heritage, I decided to make a stylized version of my grandmother Flora Mezzo on her wedding day. The butterfly with the word "hope" represents the feelings all brides have on their wedding day, and especially for a young immigrant woman.
Originally a Jersey girl, I moved to Manhattan in 2004 when I married my handsome husband. I have two funny, amazing, grown-up kids (and a kid-in-law) who are the light of my life, a sweet little dog and two goofy cats. All these people make me smile daily. I own my own business and like my job a lot, and when I'm not working I like to play with art, photoshop, my camera, books, writing, and of course, i love to shop.