I’ve desperately needed to do blog posts for the last few months, but I’ve had to face the unfortunate reality that there was neither time nor energy for anything extra. Since I have so much to share, I determined to find a few minutes today to share at least one item that’s made my mailbox and me happy over the last few weeks.
About a month ago, my friend and visual artist, Amy Bryan, posted a collage of her “woman” art on Facebook and I just had to have it. Amy had postcards of the collage made, sent the link, and I was the first to order the postcards (yay!).
Here’s the postcard!
Amy Bryan, Visual Artist, New Orleans, Louisiana
Amy collaged a representative sampling of her woman-centered art. You can get a closer look at many of the individual images featured in the collage on Amy’s website. I ordered a set (10 postcards), but, in true New Orleans fashion, Amy added a little something extra, or as we New Orleanians say, “lagniappe.” I was over-the-moon excited when I opened the envelope and found not only the postcards I ordered (+3) but this wonderful print:
“Holding Mustard Greens,” by Amy Bryan, Visual Artist
This piece, destined for framing and placement in my office, was created on the iPad using the Ukiyoe app. Amy has created stunning pieces of art using this app. I especially love her Ghana Series. [Note: The scanner does little justice to this print]
Amy works with various media, as you can probably tell from the collage. If you’re interested in learning more about her and her artwork, see her website.
Oh–I almost forgot to mention–Amy created a Christmas ornament that was selected for placement on the White House Christmas tree a few years ago. That was a proud moment! Amy kindly gave me one of the Christmas cards she designed featuring the ornament, but it disappeared shortly after I received it. My best guess is some post-Katrina mice ate it. They were a little rampant on campus for a little while Post-K.