A few weeks ago she wrote on her friend Wendy’s Facebook wall: “Happy Birthday! .. I can’t believe how OLD you are!!!
Wendy and Madeline were best friends throughout middle and high school. The spare bed in my sister’s room is still called “Wendy’s bed.” When they were younger, they were obsessed with dollhouse miniatures and made an entire house with all the accessories themselves. I remember seeing them in high school- with another friend they were the infamous “strippers” in Gypsy. I remember my sister Naomi and I laughing so hard.. well you know the end of that line. I remember coming home from school one day – and together we ate an entire half gallon of Rocky Road ice cream! We still talk about it.
Anyway, I can’t believe Madeline and Wendy are this old! They’re 8 years younger than me!
Madeline teaches ESL in Maryland and is an artist. I visited her school for her Art Rocks the School event. As my birthday tribute to her I’d like to share some of the art projects she’s made for me over the years.
But her best present was this book, made from a bra, 6 years ago.
It’s a collager’s dream. Magazine photos, quotes, sequins, beads, craft materials galore.
It sits on my study shelf, above my computer. I take it down now and then to read it and marvel at the creativity and time that went into making it.