Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Seventh Day of Christmas Winner!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas, PDR gave to Lynette ... a lovely handmade portrait made from dried flowers by Saira's mom, Rana! 

Lynette will receive this beautiful handmade dried flower portrait set in an ornate golden frame.  All of Rana's portraits are individual and one-of-a-kind. She takes flowers from her everyday life and presses by them hand to create beautiful, unique works of art. While this frame features a simple arrangement of dried alpine flowers, she also creates images and patterns using dried flowers, leaves, herbs, or adding some paint to create depth and layers to the flowers. For a personal touch, she adds a quote written in pencil to all of her creations. These vary from phrases celebrating the season to sharing words of love. This particular frame is made from Swiss alpine flowers that Rana picked while vacationing in the Alps. It contains a little piece of summer and quotes "Summer's Breeze", so if the chilly winter wind is getting you down, just look to your new, handmade artwork and you'll feel all warm and summery inside.

While Rana's does not have her own page at this time, her work is available at local craft fairs. If you're interested in her work please contact PDR for more information. Also, when her Etsy site is up and running, we'll be sure to share it on our blog!  

Thank you to Rana for your generous donation.  We wish you much success and, of course, the happiest of holidays. Congratulations to Lynette on winning this beautiful gift -- please email us with your shipping address so that we can ship it out to you.

Jen & Saira