I graduated from PSU and started my long haul to being a working artist while Alisha got her Master's in Art Education. When she graduated, she found a great job teaching high school art in Baltimore and moved away. Of course I miss her like crazy, with all of these years and miles between us. And she is an INSANELY good artist, I admire her work incredibly and hope that those kids she teaches have some inkling of how lucky they are to have her! (You can take a look at her blog to see some of her work).
So, you can imagine how excited I was when she suggested we make some collaborative paintings! We decided to make them on mat board so that they were light weight and cheap to ship back and forth. We each started one, and mailed them to each other several times before deciding they were finished.
This one is the one I started with a watercolor wash, some decorative paper glued to the corners and a really rough painting of the lady in the center. It was so cool to see the changes Alisha made to it and to add my own. It was her idea to put the lady on the little stand--I love that! The clouds and sun in the background, and the details on the figure are all hers, too.
I don't have a copy of the other one yet, but as soon as I get it I'll share! Our lives are both very busy, but I am looking forward to doing more of these as we have the time.