Sunday, April 7, 2013

Michelle's Collage

I spent the last ten days on the road driving our annual trip to Oklahoma and back home with my mother.  We went to visit my Aunt Jodie.  Why don't you fly? You ask.  Because I love watching the scenery change and meeting the people along the way.  There is just something exhilarating about getting on the road and knowing the car is heading west.  The Midwest is just so different from the East.   We picked my husband up on the way home in Louisville.  We toured Churchill Downs and visited Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve distilleries.  Needless to say, I didn't work on my wallhanging this past week.  I decided to share a wallhanging I made for my daughter.

For my daughter's thirtieth birthday, I wanted to celebrate her life and tell her story with pictures.  I wanted lots of pictures, collages were the answer.  On her baby picture, I added her birth information.  Also, I framed her baby picture, because I wanted to make it the focal point of the piece.  On the lower left picture, I listed her schools from prek to college.  I tried to select pictures that represented different milestones in her life.  I used tatted lace medallions to connect the separate collages together.

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