" What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
The buffalo in the center photo is on fabric and I took this photo last summer.
I used lots of highly textural brick a brac to make my collage. I in fact made it like I made the collagraph of the other day from Suki's instruction.
This piece has more snaps on cotton, strips of elastic, a zipper part, lace, candy wrapper, frayed edged cotton selvage and a charm with a buffalo on it that I got from my uncles house this past weekend.
I sewed all the pieces down and then I painted it with acrylic paints using a sponge brush.
I added Modge Podge to finish and seal it. The words are hand written on fabric.
2" of the left side of this page will be in the books binding.
The What is Life? words are inside the open zipper!I used one of my collagraph prints for the back of the page
and I sewed it to the front page to make it thicker.
And pasted the quote printed on the back.