My second set of swap pages
(the Rust pages were the first set)
were due to be mailed out just
as my old computer 'gave up
the ghost.' So I took photos with
my phone, and am just now
remembering (and figuring out how)
to post them here on my blog...
The theme for these pages was
"Childhood Memories." Which I
found a bit challenging, since my
childhood memories from here in
rural Ohio might not be anything like
those of someone in a different area
of the country, and possibly in an urban
area. What childhood memories
are universal? I did have a hint that the
recipient enjoyed stitching themes,
so I took the opportunity to add
fabric, lace and stitching. I found this
charming illustration in a vintage book
and thought it was so cute, so it
became the focal point of the page.
Another vintage illustration from an
old book -the children reading- found
its way onto this page. I painted the
violets on a page of text that had been
covered with gesso. I used to pick
violets for my mother when I was young,
so that's why I chose violets. Fabric
scraps and some watercolor doodles,
along with some cross-stitch flowers
finish off the page.
This is the tag for the "Childhood
Memories" page, with the credit to the
illustrator. Not shown was a tag for
the illustrator for the 'children
reading' image by Annabelle Prager, c.1972.
A fun theme to interpret...
what are your favorite
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