Saturday is my youngest sister's 50th birthday. This textile collage is based on our grandmother's jazz band days in the late 20s and early 30s. Grandma played the Souzaphone and three of the other ladies are her sisters. Even in their 90s we fondly referred to them as "The Girls." I used hand-dyed canvas to represent their strength and silk to represent their gentle spirits.
My sister, Linn, received the gift of a wonderful singing voice. Her musicality, no doubt having been handed down from "The Girls." She has the gentlest spirit of anyone I know and a heart as big as all outdoors. When Linn loves you, she really loves you! And this is my gift to her for loving me. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!