My friends Dan and Tracy love books, gardens, music, fine food, and wine. This collage is for them! (I’m not sure if Tracy is as crazy about baseball as Dan, but I liked how the curve of the stitching seemed to flow with the grapes).
The boar with the headdress symbolizes Dan and I’s shared roots in Kansas City, Missouri. On 47th Street, there lives a statue of a boar who brings luck to people who rub his brass nose and drop a coin in a box.
Speaking of lucky, it was my good fortune to make soap sculptures and listen to the Chronicles of Narnia with Dan in the 1970’s and then four decades later meet his partner Tracy at their home in Oregon in 2008.
Happy Birthday, Dan! I hope you and Tracy experience a day so joyful that it sings!