Wednesday, 2 July 2014
My little treasure. Why you should make a book for posterity - someone will love you for it.
The current one is all about time.
But now I've found another reason for doing one.
My mother gave me a small book recently that was my aunts. She'd inherited it from a family member that I know nothing about - not even when they lived, although I suspect from the costumes, early 1800's.
It's a tie with someone that transcends time and although I didn't know the person, I feel connected -well, just a little bit. They obviously got a lot of pleasure from recording what they saw and thought. Sadly it's hard to read the text, and it appears to be mostly religious extracts.
What a lovely idea it would be if we all made a small book to hand on - things that reflect our time and our feelings. Someone you don't know, possibly way in the future, will thank you for it.
Anyway, I thought you might like to see some of the book, which sadly, is a bit battered.
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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