No I haven't been lying around idle. Betwee my birding, gardening and working I have been inspired by this book. I found it at the library and it has awakened a muse that I had gently stirred this winter.
This winter I had bought some frames that are like shadow boxes because I have wanted to do something like this. My father died so many years ago when I was very young he was too. He died at 49. I have very little to show of his short tenure in my life. I do have some fond memories and this collage is what I came up with. I a very pleased with the outcome. It is one of those things that means a lot to me but will probably be a puzzlement to others.
It took quite some time for me to dig up the little bits of ephemera to add to this. While doing so I was inspired to do another with his parents (my Grandparent) in mind. I never met his Father and only remember his Mother at one meeting. Never the less my Aunt kept the communications open with me for years. I will always thank her for that. She gave me a silver spoon that she said was given to my Grandparents when they got married. She told me it was tradition to do so. This isn't the actual spoon but when I find it, it is in this house someplace, I will replace the stand-in. This is the only photo I have of them. They appear to be standing on the steps of a large building. I wish I knew the story.
So as you can see. I have been tripping down memory lane lately. I hope you have been having a pleasant trip someplace lately too.