katie runnels

The Constant Gatherer

Harriet's Artwork

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I inherited this collage from my grandmother Ruby (bottom center girl-between Pearl, left and Lily May, right.). Her mother, Harriet Spencer made it, but we're not sure when. I love the strange way she cut out her children's photos and arranged them with real leaves, some of which she carefully silver-leafed. It seems she and I are fond of all the same kind of art materials.Great-grandma died before I was born so I never knew her. I used to love to hear my grandma tell me about each sibling. It would go something like, " That's Willy...he died of TB. That's George...he was hit by a car, etc..."