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10 years ago….

Xmas 2004 009.JPGHere’s a few of the Liberty Jingle gals…the gal to the right is Irma, she passed away two years ago but she will be at the party in spirit each year.  I have not been slacking but making a lot of little gifts for the party and for friends…hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you were not one of the unfortunates that was without power….burrrrrrrrrrrr.

2014 Olinda collageThis little tin was altered to make a memory book for a dear friend who lost her Dad, Paizinho:(Portuguese word for Dad), last Saturday. The spiraled mini book has 12 pages that I adorned with family pictues…again, thank you Jan for your awesome photo capturing ability and for sizing them for me. The cover is chipboard that I painted and attached a key hole escutcheon with a picture of her Dad in the center of the keyhole.  I also attached a couple of glass leaves on some jute.


Toolbox collageMy friend posted a prose, on Facebook, just prior to her dear husbands passing. I wanted to capture it for her along with pictures of her love Tommy.  I think she is in the wrong profession because the words were very powerful. She called it the “Toolbox of Life”. I used two Altoid Smalls boxes and used the bottoms of both boxes.  Then I  hinged  them together…colored the tin with alcohol inks, and glued a picture of a toolbox in the clouds that Jan so graciously printed out for me. The images were then covered with a dimensional medium.  Pages were cut out of paper, stamped with “word” images and then I glued pictures of Tommy and family that we captured on Facebook to the pages.  I also attached, on the back of three of the pages, the inspiring prose that Marianne wrote.  The “toolbox” measures  2″ x 1 1/2″…the mini book comes out of the tin for viewing.  Thank you Jan for printing all the photos I needed to size into the small tin…I could not have made it without you!