"About using 'the real thing' in your art - the actual vintage papers and ephemera you've collected"
It got me thinking about what I did for my girls going thru my mom and sister-in laws estate. My mom and her dad were clock makers. My grandpops sold jewelry and repaired watches & clocks and passed his tools to my mom.
When I went thru her work room I realized how much we were alike. She collected all things watch, clock and I collect buttons, fabric and papers. She tinkered on her watches and I tinker on my projects.
My grandmother's cream McCoy Vase that my mom had in her project room
I made them a kit of tools, parts and pictures for them to carry on our tradition. This was so fulfilling and very much a memory journey. I spent hours going thru cases, drawers and boxes of stuff. Many tears later, I had 3 kits ready. I could have kept everything but ended up selling quite a bit at the estate sale (so hard to do).
So, I will be using the pictures, jewelry and fun things I and my family have collected...
Have a wonderful week dear friends...