This one is a Georgia O'Keefe homage. Teesha Moore stamp from her "house" series. Poppy from K & Company, skull is a from a photo of a cow skull. Plaid liquid embossing liquid (sepia), Staedtler aquarell pencils, metallic markers (Office Max), Uniball metallic gel pen, acrylic paint, patterned tape.
As soon as I added the flower to this "house" I was reminded of Georgia O'Keefe, who left New York and made New Mexico her home after her husband and promoter, Alfred Steiglitz, died in 1946. http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/her-life.aspx
Georgia is famous for her close up paintings of flowers often paired with a time-worn skull. To me her paintings often seem like modern Vanitas paintings--work that includes beauty, abundance and a reminder of the presence of death in the life-death-life cycle. http://blog.emerson.edu/ploughshares/2010/03/death-abundance-and-table-sett.html
The clouds remind me of a familiar painting that I often saw at the Art Institute of Chicago, "Sky Above Clouds IV" which is an enormous painting of Georgia's view of clouds from the window of an airplane. http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Modern/pages/MOD_4b_lg.shtml
My clouds have more of fairy tale quality.
I love that Vanitas theme in painting, also called "Memento Mori" http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-memento-mori.htm To me, rather than being morbid or depressing, it reminds me to truly appreciate the beauty of the physical world, because it is brief.