Monday, October 17, 2016

Drawing #72 - Could Have Been Swiss

"Could Have Been Swiss" was done on my 9 x 12" sketchbook with acrylic paints, watercolors, colored pencil, collage and inks. The collage elements are old book fragments and a number of old Swiss stamps. My husband's paternal heritage is Swiss. Back in the day, before he and his brother turned 21, they could have applied for dual Swiss citizenship through their paternal line. That's if they had known of it and known the lineage back to Switzerland. Today the laws have changed and it is no longer possible and it was only for minors I believe. The stamps come from a mystery box my brother-in-law and I purchased on a lark at a stamp auction long ago. I feel the drawing is rather joyful, but does address things that might have been.