Yesterday, I demonstrated how we were going to "color" some old black and white photos for the altered book class I'm teaching in March.
Today, I finished most of the class demo book....it's the preparation that takes the time. This is what we are going to do with those lovely altered photos, students.
Here's the cover.......
The story line of this book is "my sister had cuter clothes than I did". Actually, my mother was an accomplished seamstress and she made most of our clothes. I think I was just more of a "tom boy" than my sister, actually, she was my half sister and she was 13 years older than me. She died in an automobile accident when she was 39 years old.
She has the stylish hat and a really cute pants suit, in the picture above, I have the "dorky" hat and the dowdy sweater and knee highs! But, check out those cowboy boots.....truly something a girl could dream about!
On the left is a piece of fabric from my mother's maternity dress when she was pregnant with me, the attached note was written by my mom. On right is a photo of me and my dog, Mickey. Me, pants and a dog.....yep, the tom-boy!
These pages tell the story of the time my sister danced in a recital at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. She wore this dress, that my mother made and I still have, for that recital. The woman in the photo is a relative, not our mother.
My demo book is a tribute to my sister and my mother.....I'm sure my clothes were fine but, I still think I should have had a cool hat like my sister!