Earlier this year, I had commented on a post about Instagram. Another commenter read my comment and got in touch with me, asking me more about how I used Instagram. This person was the lovely Deborah Moss (and here’s her beautiful Instagram feed).
I found out that she’s working on a book of poetry, which will be accompanied by New Zealand art, and is an artist herself. After looking at her website, I fell in love with her jigsaw puzzle pieces and enquired about a commission. I was pretty vague – something about stars and tea, I said.
A couple of months later I followed up and ordered the painting. Deborah took the idea and flew with it, and I was blown away by the depth of thought that went into every aspect of the painting.
The big surprise was when it came to shipping – Deborah managed to make it to The Caretaker of Imagination’s launch party, and dropped it off personally!