Hands Across the Sea—This piece is 36 inches X 20 inches and is painted on two antique chestnut floorboards, complete with knothole in the lower plank. The images are all World War 1 era, consisting of postcards, photographs and even stamps. Superimposed flowers are from digital photos of my gardens. After the images were laid down, there are several layers of thin painted stripes and a few different types of glazes and polyurethanes. I love the way this piece looks, but I also love the way it feels. If you close your eyes, you can't really tell there is any art on it at all. It feels like the beautiful old pieces of wood that it is. It has the lovely feel of well-worn and polished wooden floors. I encourage people to touch my art. Unlike so much of the fine art out there, mine is tactile as well as visual. The outer layers of polyurethanes and varnishes guarantee they will stand up without a lot of conservation.