My little drawing nook in Liam's new apartment! Here's six identical pictures to help give you an idea of why I like it so much! The painting is by my grandma. *plants are there for show and were relocated to appropriately lighted areas #decoration#home#vintage#plantsofinstagram#copicmarkers
My preferred artistic medium at 11 or so was acrylic on cicada shell, followed closely by colored pencils on paper, which I would then integrate into fantastic mixed media pieces like the one above. As an artist I've always liked to flout convention and these controversy-courting pieces were exactly the type of provocative work that I needed to break out of my...shell.
According to legend a man loved this tree so much that when he died in the 1830s he willed the tree and eight feet around it to itself. Technically this is Son of the Tree That Owns Itself because the original died in the 1940s but the good people of Athens, GA honored the original tree's autonomy and gave that same respect to its descendant.