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Page 5 ~ first view

Oh, I love this picture! These are my grandparents with 6 of their children. They would eventually add 4 more to the bunch! I printed this picture in black & white on paper *and* on transparancy. I colored my grandmother's dress on both pieces and layered the transparancy on top. It gives great depth to the photo.

The vellum-printed quote is layered over mulberry paper and reads " As a flower grows concealed in an ecnlosed garden unknown to the cattle, bruised by no plow, which the breezes caress, the sea makes strong and the rain brings out: many boys and many girls long for it." Unknown. I loved this quote when I came across it because my granddaddy was a farmer and had everything you normally think of on his farm, cattle, chicken, hogs, turkeys, horses, . . .

I added the Fruit "patience" here because she needed it with 10 children! And in the little glass vial attached by the ribbon I wrote "blessings" on a tiny piece of paper. I used tiny clothespins to attach a cut piece of washcloth, masquerading as a towel here, to the top of the page.

Paper: Mulberry, Black
Ink: Mellow Moss, Old Olive (to age the slide mount)
Accessories: silver love charm, tigertail to string the charm, slide mount, glass vial, alphabet, Baroque Burgundy ribbon, hemp, Baroque Burgundy eyelets, clothespins, cloth