And now for the reveal! Presenting Spruce Street home portrait... A portrait of a home and a memory. This house was a sweet childhood
home... and now it's time to move on, while preserving the memory of a
joy-filled home and a wonderful place to grow up.
I had great ephemera to work with, from hand dyed vintage linens, to
upholstery fabric and birch bark! I agonized about how to include that
birch bark without destroying it. I think I have succeeded. A book page
with a tree was perfect for representing a magnolia and a multitude of
trees surrounding the house. Vintage linen took to hand-stitching
beautifully to become the azalea filled front yard. Plastic mesh made
the most perfect grass and the final step was the suggestion of the red
maple tree ready to bud. A maple tree with a wonderful long history that
started with a young girl and a seedling...
|A bit of a surprise from me was the inclusion of mom and dad in the portrait...|
|Spruce Street © Natalya Aikens|
I am honored to have been a part of preserving such lovely memory. Thank you.