This piece is a gift to her husband Jack, on there 22nd anniversary. Myrna recalls that day there was a blizzard that kept her from going out to buy him a present. So she made this piece as a gift instead. This is one of two nearly identical pieces in different colors. It now hangs framed in their dining room. This piece was also one of many that Myrna has entered into an exhibit.
This is one of Myrna’s favorite pieces: a product of a experimental session. Created with a brush on toothy paper, she describes the challenge of mixing just the right moisture of ink and water to achieve the scratchy effect. Myrna has used this piece for greeting cards, and part of her official portfolio pieces.
This piece captures a biblical passage from Genesis 1:1-5, describing God’s creation of the heavens and the earth. Myrna has crafted visual breaks in the passage with the word “GOD”, where the italic capitals are emphasized. This was submitted to a show, and later reproduced as a set of greeting cards.
While on a business trip with her husband, Myrna used the flip-side of the hotel desk drawer as an easel for this piece. Myrna crafted this with just a travel set of water colors and one nib. Her students are often reminded that they have to “play” to make beautiful work. Myrna, herself, claims she only ever gets to do this when she “leaves her house”.