Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pat and Carl: A Tribute

My long-time friend, Carol, who was my boss when I worked at Willamette University's Hatfield Library many moons ago, contacted me recently to see if I might help her assemble a keepsake memory box in honor of her parents, Pat and Carl. Carol's Dad has died and Carol wanted to give her Mom something special commemorating her parents many years together. I was honored to be asked to participate in such a project and on Tuesday, Carol arrived at the studio toting a bag filled with a shadowbox, photos, a map, and various trinkets. We spread out what she had brought and started playing around with various layouts.

After the background had been glued and a layout pieced together (using a few items from my various studio stashes), Carol was ready to assemble her creation. I introduced Carol to the glories of using E-6000 as an adhesive, and turned her loose.

Since the glue was still drying, we couldn't put the collage into the frame, but here it is in it's almost completed form!


Destree said...

Very cool...what a nice way to showcase your friend's parents. I bet her mom will love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow-- I am so happy with how this project came out. And thanks for introducing me to the wonders of E-6000! You are a jewel.

lynda Howells said...

Amazing. what a cool idea.x lynda

Anonymous said...

I love it, think I will make one for my mom...I'll get some tips from you!