A blog friend recently asked me if I'd be interested in composing a digital montage for her of her favourite tree. Susan will be moving from her home of 23 years and will miss the view of the beautiful beech tree that has been her solace and joy through life's ups and downs. Perhaps more than anything else of the home she'll be leaving, it will be this dancing tree that she'll miss the most.
I made three different compositions from a couple of photos Susan sent me, this one being the loosest interpretation wherein I tried to create the texture of an old canvas.
Susan told me that I could share her sentiments on my blog, so these are her own words:
"I 've lived here for 23 years and am now moving. This birch is what I will miss most. I want to hang a pic in my new home. I see it as a dancer with her head hidden - her one leg is up in the air. See what I mean? It would be her right leg (on our left).
It's the view from my living room bay window. This is the side I'm in love with.
I've raised three kids and one grandchild and one orphaned niece in this house. Mostly times have been good. But there has also been lots of heartache and worry. I've sat many a sleepless night on the couch in turmoil, gazing at the that view. The view has mixed with my hopes, prayers, worry, love, etc. daily.
At the far base of this tree I can always find four leafed clovers in the summer. Must be a strain of them radiating out. I even found a five leaf clover. No one else thinks that's unusual, but it has me enchanted."
I find Susan's love for this tree enchanting, and am terribly pleased that she liked the versions I came up with.
I wish Susan every happiness, much love, and many lovely new memories to be created in her new home.