|Letter to Self|
Tracy asked us to write a letter to our baby self and read her own letter to self as inspiration for us. WOW - there wasn't a dry eye in the group by the time she got done! :-) But ... me. UGH What to share of a life filled with ... well ... just "filled" is enough for now. I talked with my daughter Cassandra, who often helps me find focus and get to the crux of a matter ... and thankfully, found my "letter" ... brief, but centered on the important thing my baby self needs to know.
My letter is the tag which says:
"Your life will be a tapestry full of dark and bright moments. Throughout it all, hold fast in the Lord for He is the golden threads and soldered bits of love, light, strength and hope with every part.
God will never fail you!
I love you! --ME--"
|Letter to Self - close-up|
The page was created with layer upon layer of acrylic mixtures of Quinacridone Red+Burnt Umber and Quinacridone Red+Titanium White which were applied with a variety of painting knives. Each layer was dried before the next layer was applied. The finishing touches are painting knife dabs of acrylic Metallic Gold and fine metallic gold pieces of thread which were decoupaged in place. The Tag was painted with the dark acrylic mixture and the text written in both gold gelly pen ink with a black fine marker underlay.