Today, I want to show you some pages that I made several years ago for a directory swap for an online stamping and paper-arts group I have belonged to for years. I participated in the swap several times. Basically, we each made a page that told a little bit about ourselves, using some of our favorite art stamps, and included our contact information. The host collected the pages from each of us and compiled them into a directory that we each received. (I typed a little bio on the back of each.)
I found them a few weeks ago and decided that descriptive pages like these that include current interests, made with rubber stamps, quotes, photos, doodles, etc. would fit well in an art journal (even though, back when I made them, I had never heard the words “art journal!”
No, they aren’t mixed media, or collage, or even really “art.” My design skills and calligraphy have developed since then, and I cringe a little to look at these pages, but I still love them, because they were representative of me at the time. (Also, apparently, I hadn’t yet learned to remove red-eye. Lucy’s eyes were actually blue…) And, that AOL email address is long obsolete. (I chose it back when we had to pay for internet by the minute (!) Does anyone else remember that??)
In general, things here have been, in a word, busy. We’ve had a lot of things going on, and I can’t end this post without showing you pics of my new college graduate. I’m more than proud.
I took these pictures after the ceremony, amidst a hurried crowd, so they aren’t extremely sharp, but they’re wonderful memories that I’ll always treasure.
|Little sister is proud of him too.|
Here’s to spring, graduates, new beginnings, and saving the memories. I’d love to hear about yours.