A lovely friend is going travelling very soon, so I wanted to make her something to take, although I was very conscious that it would have to be small and light.
In the end, I decided to make her a mirror; and because I've got a bit of a 'thing' about paper at the moment I decided on that medium. I had a couple of trials that I wasn't happy with, but then a group of us went out for a meal in the week, and another friend had wrapped her gifts with a gorgeous animal skin wrapping paper. Suddenly, I had my inspiration.
Green is her favourite colour, and she likes birds in an art context; I used a map in the background, but of course I couldn't use a traditional green because the bird would be lost. So I looked through an old world atlas that I use for art projects and found a temperature map - perfect!
I wish her well on her way, but I will miss her!
Have a great day!