I asked artist Roshan Houshmand to paint me one of her hand images.
She says “The paper is from an old ledger, probably Urdu, possibly Farsi. I took a miniature painting class in Jaipur, India, a few years ago and this is what we painted on. I’ll have to go back soon and get some more as it’s a lovely backdrop to paint on.”
She adds: “The border is a block print I made a few years back and the hand design is ancient Hindu and/or Buddhist.”
I can’t wait to get it framed. It’s a very special pleasure to buy the work of an artist you admire.
Congratulations, Miriam. It’s so exciting to commission an art work! And, hey, your book has arrived! Looking forward to your memoir in poems! 🙂