Artist: Elisabeth Ladwig
Title: Her Favorite Things
Medium: Photo Collage on Watercolor Paper
Dimensions: 18"h x 12"w
Limited edition of 28; piece is unframed. Also available framed for $800. Limited editions available in 3 other sizes.
Every once in a while I like to mail a surprise care package to a friend, not for any particular reason, but just because it’s fun. I fill a small box with a few favorite treasures, some of which might be homemade, purchased, or found. With all the time we spend communicating by email and text and tweet and chat, it brings joy to curate a thoughtful package with a handwritten note, and it’s guaranteed to brighten someone’s day. What are some of your favorite things? Maybe you love the warm aroma of apple cider in Autumn, curling up in a hammock with a good book, or the dew drops that collect so perfectly around a lady’s mantle leaf. If you had to re-write a verse of the song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, how would it go? Lemon in pastries and crisp snowy weather, Wishing wells, seashells, and polka-dot feathers, Listening in darkness while owl gently sings, These are a few of my favorite things… Go ahead. Open your brown paper packages tied up with string. Your favorite things are the Universe’s gifts to you.