Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lavender and Maureen

I'm still here.  Just having more work days than play days.  And when I get a play day, I can't decide what to do next!  It's a great problem to have.

I have books in progress.  I have a book ready to be sewn, but can't decide if I want to sew on tapes or make a cloth spine of some sort.  So it's just sitting.

And I got some Bombay india ink, and had to play with that some.

 And, since I seem to feel the need to sign up for yet Another online class (making backgrounds and marks on paper), I had to go to the closest town to see if I could find art supplies I needed or if I need to order online. The only place available without a road trip is Michael's. I still get in trouble with their $1 stuff. I got several shopping list pads because I like the ones with the days of the week on them. I cut them apart to use for journaling. I am ignoring the fact that most of the pads had a chicken theme... I won't use that part anyway.  Those dollars sure can add up though!

But what about Lavender and Maureen, you might ask? Well, one of my books in progres uses the frame pages from one of the vintage albums. And it just so happened that one of the frames had a postcard of these sweet birdies. And another frame had a picture of these two women. I decided to use the postcard on the front of my book when I get the cover made (I'll cover up the Christmas part).

When I turned the postcard over, there was a message.  The postcard was a holiday greeting sent to Maureen from her cousin Lavender.  Even though the postcard and the picture may not be at all related, I decided then and there that the ladies in the picture were Lavender and Maureen.

Never mind the fact that when I re-read the postcard in better light, it is actually a card sent to male cousin Maurice.  And it was sent from Laverne.  What can I say, it's written in pencil and hard to read.  And my eyes are decades old!  I just won't tell anyone.  They'll always be Lavender and Maureen to me, and that's that.


Carol said...

You are GOOD with the india ink! I took a spencerian script class once. It's a long story but the techniques never really took. I love the way it looks though.

gaye said...

Love the Lavender and Maureen story. You know what kind of day I've had and I'm laughing out loud. Just what I needed. Thanks!