Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I finished my pages for the "tip-in" swap on Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group! I had to do 6 pages. The thing to do is make six of the same page. I always find that so hard to do and it's not as if I don't have a lot of stuff that needs to be "used up". This page would be so simple to do over and over. And maybe I will do it again.... it's my favorite one. Do you think black wings are okay? I have gold wings...somewhere..... but the black ones were there on the desk and I think they really add something. Gold would've been pretty predictable. We were to have a Christian theme ..... I just put John 3:16 at the top .... not sure it matches the picture.... but that is a verse that shows up in crowds at ballgames and golf events. So what I'm saying is it is good in any setting! The background is a page from a Gregg's Shorthand book. Being a "child of the sixties" I did take two years of shorthand in high school and for many years I earned a living taking dictation. So in the very bottom right of the page I wrote in shorthand "for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." If you write shorthand, please tell me if I wrote "world" correctly...I think I did. The woman is my Aunt June. She was about 16 when this was taken in the early 50's. She is still a joy! I use this picture A LOT! Sometimes I make a card with this picture (or the one below) and send them to her. A couple of entries ago you see this page with another female in the center.... it's her, too! But I like this one best. We are still dealing with my father-in-law. Now he wants to go back to Tyler, Texas and live in assisted living there so he can be close to his other 80 something year old friends. He will be 89 next Monday. We want him to be happy. So we are working on it. Pray for us. Patience, wisdom and compassion would all be good right now. Have a great Tuesday!

5 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love this page, Linda! Black wings look good with a formal gown. :) You need to make another one of these for your OWN altered book. It will be SO hard for me to choose which ONE page of yours to keep, but I am leaning towards your little old lady friends, because I also like the scripture you put on them.

Natalea said...

I love the black wings Linda! I think they add a lot more than gold would too! It's so sweet that the photo is your aunt!
Well best to you with your father-in-law...hang in there! xo natalea

Anna said...

wow - i really love your june angel - I've been searching for wings (when on a break from my ticket stub search...hahahah) ok anyhow i have searched a little online and found acrylic clear wings that i ordered... but otherwise i just have rubon (ruboffs? - i never know what to call 'em) so i plan to rub them on to transparency paper and maybe even make my own templates? ... ps. - totally dig the black wings (way cool - it' the californian in me to talk as such)
Sorry bout the dadinlaw - he's very lucky to have you. i'm praying.....xoxoxoooxo amt

Nathalie Thompson said...

Linda, You have been awarded....

Joy for the Journey said...

I really love your page!
Sarah :)