I made this folded card as an insert for my ‘Whisps of Life’ page in my Ephemeral Moments Journal. I realise that to make it a small enough file for you to be able to open it in any reasonable time, it is probably not going to be a good enough resolution to read…..so here is the story behind Whisps of Life…….. One night when I was babysitting Eleanor Grace, (aka Princess ‘L’) she picked up this piece of disgarded acetate from my studio floor. She carried it around with her for ages like a precious treasure. Later in the evening we were playing her favourite game of me pouncing after her on the modular couch & she kept stopping, holding this out to me, then taking her hand away just as I was about to take it from her. She laughed & laughed. It is a precious memory how something so simple, something disgarded, something ephemeral – bought such joy to us both. It is a reminder to me to know there is joy to be had in the simplest of things. (the text under the piece of acetate reads – a souvenir from an ephemeral moment – June 16th 2007)
PS the ‘scalloped’ boarder is a FABULOUS idea I borrowed from Sally Jane Alexander in her book ‘Pretty Little Things’ I made it out of pages from an old medical text book in various paint colours, using a palette of my fav. soft duck egg blues, white & aged with a bit of the old burnt umber.