Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Me as Cleopatra....

I haven't worked in my art journals for quite some time so this morning I got one of them out and decided to finish a spread that I had started a couple of months ago.

If you've read my blog for a long time then you know I have lots of clothing from my childhood, as well as things that belonged to my mother and grandmother. I'm a "keeper"....I can't throw away things that have been saved for a long time.

Recently while going through some boxes I found a little red and white checked sunsuit that was mine as a child....


It's a little faded and tattered but you must remember it's probably about 66 years old! I like this little piece because I have a picture of me wearing it....


I think I'm about two or three years old in the picture. We were living in housing on the naval base near Bremerton, WA....my dad served in the navy during WWII. This is one of those photos that always makes me smile so I decided to create a journal page about it....


As the story was told to me by my mom, we had a neighbor couple who didn't have any children. The guy thought I was just great and he called me Cleopatra because I stole his heart.


One day as I played outside, he plopped a hat on me and took this picture. My mom didn't much like the photo because she thought I looked messy. I love the photo because it's one of only a small handful of photos of me as a child where I'm not "perfect"....


This was a fun journal spread to do....even though the writing part was a challenge. Nothing would show up very good on the background but at least I know what it says.

It's a rainy day here and I'm making soup. It's the first really chilly day and I always like to do soup when the weather is like this. I hope you're having a good day wherever you are....