Lisa and I first met over 20 years ago while working at the hospital.
Last November, she reached out to ask if I could help preserve [by way of art/framing] her daughter's wedding flowers and memorabilia. It had been a while since we last spoke so I was really happy to reminisce and catch up on life. But, I was also feeling a bit nervous: as much as I seriously love working with natural elements, I know how Nature and it's ever-changing nuances [mold] usually have a way of challenging my tendencies. Fortunately, with the comfort of wrapping my arms around a friend, it took little time to feel at ease and we fell into a familiar working groove. Lisa took care of the hard [unpredictable] part of prepping, drying & pressing the flowers. I found myself immersed in the process of making. Tucked within the steps of granting mother-daughter wishes ...deep breaths.
Thank you, Lisa for allowing me to fulfill this request for you and your family.
It is with permission that I share this experience knowing that Lisa's request was received in time for Christmas. As you scroll the photos, I noted one key step where we had much-appreciated help w/ the 11x14" wooden frame. Final art/framing: 2 floater frames [8x8" gold // 11x14" walnut] and 4 ornaments [three 3x3" art canvases // one 2x6" wooden bookmark].
Owner of HYFA. Original art-work signed GYang. Artist, educator, and advocate ...because art matters. Retired Family Physician (MD)