A time to stop and remember indeed... Do you remember the Spirograph? Wow, times have changed from the one we grew up with. Spirograph had pins in it and they were allowed to sell it and we were allowed to play with it and survived. I had a blast taking out the Spirograph for this. If you need some fun entertainment for yourself or a child, go get one and while you are at it grab one of those pens that has the four different colors all in one. They are still as entertaining at this age as they are for the 5 year old who gets their hands on one!
One more thing to answer my friend Gaye about the size of this. I would say, without measuring, the longest pages are about 8 inches in length and the widest are about 6 inches!
To answer a few questions, these pages are created one by one, on cardboard,cut up file folders, heavy bristol, card-stock, bingo cards, the backs or fronts of old greeting cards...you name it. As long as I had something that would hold up and not be to thin, it was fair game. I still have several more pages to show you and it amazes me how fast they added up. Being able to create on a small level really did add some balance to my life so I love this page in particular!
In the past week or more I have not had a whole lot of gumption to create a larger piece. When I had a moment to sit back and let my mind wander after Dallas's passing I picked up a book I bought a while back, Postmark LA. A book filled with inspiration from some women I really admire. I have always enjoyed glimpses of Rebecca Sower's work but I really took to her art journals. I could just pick up my scraps and pretty little things and start one page at a time. Tiny steps to a bigger piece. Another "experiment" for my word of the year. I have several pages I will show over the next few days and I am sure it is not done yet. This will be a special journal for me to write around the images, yes I will actually write in it and fill it with fond memories and silly thoughts...when it is filled I am sure to have another one ready for more. I really felt this to be so therapeutic and a lot of ideas are stemming from simple little pages. So thank you to all the gals who made this fun book, you did an awesome job!