A special commission for a very special charity in memory of a very special boy named Reuben.
Reuben’s Retreat provides respite care to relieve the distress of families and their close friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting or life threatening illness.
Emma wanted a commemorative piece of artwork for her friend and founder of Reuben’s Retreat. So working with their existing logo and symbols, ‘Reubow’ was born.
Here is how it developed….drawings first….and fiddly diddly fun construction!
The springy-flower and buzzy bee were constructed using recycled pottery and glass in a copper foil technique. And the main pretty coloured panel utilised a mosaic applique technique with some decorative carefully chosen pottery bits too.
All mounted on a grand bit of driftwood!
(I also heard that they had a bit of a thing about Robin’s too so I gifted one their way to help make their gardens look even nicer. x)