Monday, June 6, 2016

DAD'S STUDIO - BRONZE POWDER

When I dismantled my Dad's studio earlier this year, I kept a few objects that had special meaning for me. One of them was this little tin of bronze powder. As a special treat for me when I was a small child, Dad would tip out some of this powder onto a china saucer, add banana oil to the proper consistency---and like magic, there was gold paint, ready for me to brush on as the final embellishment to an image I had created.
The tin is still half full...
...and the powder is still as sparkling and magical as it was when I was five years old. Just like the impact Dad still has, even after his death, on my life as an artist.

6 comments:

  1. a beautiful memory, a wonderful memento.

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  2. May this add more magic to your illustrations, which are already magical! How lovely to have this sweet memory as well as the actual powder itself.

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  3. Nice! I wish I had some of that bronze powder, Wendy! Did Dad have any banana oil left, too?

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    1. No I did not find any banana oil. I'd have to get some new!

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