This is a great dare. I have had this packing paper for a while thinking it would be great on a page, really loving the color and fiberous look of it. The stamps are some I found in a box of old photos my grandma gave me, the ledger paper is again old family stuff that I have reams of. Flowers are from a bunch I had hanging around. I used paints for the frame. The title was done using my nifty label printer that I just love! Journaling in on the paper attached with a clip is about our conversation on why a small town farm girl joined the army. It’s a conversation that I’m glad I thought to have with her.
This picture was a self-portrait picture of my grandma when she was stationed in Paris around 1948 while in the army. This summer she gave me boxes of old photos and scrapbooks. One of the scrapbooks was all pictures when she was in the army and stationed in different places. I like seeing these old pictures and wondering the story behind a lot of them. Now she’s almost 88, onery as hell, and more interested in talking about history or politics than in the past. I hope to be just as onery when I’m 88. God knows she’s earned it.