Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friendly Plastic and Irene


This is a piece that evolved from a mistake I made on the project we made in Leslie Altman's Friendly Plastic class at Stamping Details in Poway.

Leslie had taught us how to stretch the plastic and as I stretched it trying to save it, I found it looking like a tag. I also found that you can embed almost anything in the plastic while it is soft and pliable including a photo and the Swarovski crystals.

Since I have done so much with my mom, Nadine and her photos. I thought I should do something for my natural mother, Irene. I had this photo that she had taken and given to her girls.

In Somerset Apprentice there was an article called Love Baby by Lisa Martin-Bowman where she dangled little tags off the bottom of her house/collage. There wasn't enough room to put "Irene" on the tags, so I decided to name who she was, "Mom." The wire wrapping was the most difficult for me. I have done so little of it and had to do some of them 2 and 3 times before I got something that was acceptable to me.

I hope that someway she will know that I do think of her often and feel that greatest un-selfish gift she gave to me was realizing she could not care for me at that time in her life and gave me up for adoption. I know it had to be very difficult decision for her. I found out that no one in her family knew what she had done in 1944 and until I found her in 1980. She then contacted all her sisters with the news that her daughter, Lana, had an older sister. From that, a wonderful network of aunts has open their doors to me and my family. I have "mom" to thank for all of that. God Bless her soul.

1 comment:

Just call me Silly Sal said...

Its very lovely and I would love to feature your "mom" piece on the FP blog if that is okay with you! I would probably be for Friday's post.

You could enter your piece in the challenge, maybe as a reflection of you see your self thru your natural born mother? I think it would be great! I havent gotten to my challenge YET! I have several Ideas, though mine is going to be more "funny" than anything since I tend to be scatterbrained ;O)

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful blog! i really enjoyed reading it and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the geneology art dolls - they are divine!!

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