It started with an abstract background; then I added a branch. Then I added another and soon little leaves with faces adorned the branches, which resembled a tree. The background was pieced. The fabric leaves were adhered with fabric glue, then hand-stiched with an irridescent embroidery floss. I used cotton quilt batting and backed the postcard with decorative paper. The binding was machine-stitched in the traditional manner, sewn directly onto the paper backing.
In honor of the newest member of our family, my first grand-child, I wrote:
A baby is born.
The density of foliage
as love discovers
a new face.