Monday, April 11, 2011
An Unexpected Surprise
I belong to a wonderful yahoogroup with a small group of artists. Each year, we select forms and themes of art we'd like to exchange with one another. For the past 12 months, we've passed around skinny pages. I find even a change in shape of page can be inspiring and this long thin form is no exception. I've been in an artful funk for about a month now so was overdue with my March pages. The wonderful theme was "From Grandma's Attic". I don't know why it took me a while to get my head around the subject but it did. I procrastinated and half-heartedly gathered bits and pieces. Yesterday, my muse finally stretched and awakened after a long nap. I remembered that I had purchased a packet of old letters on Etsy a while ago. When I had received them, I hadn't really paid much attention to the contents. I dug them out and discovered a bunch of love notes sent by a young woman to the man she adored. Included in one envelope was a series of tiny photos and a lock of her hair! I was thrilled to say the least and used one of the letters and an envelope for these two pages.