Sunday, July 19, 2009

Creative Credit

A few weeks ago L's parents stayed with us on their way to the Oregon coast. Mom wanted to surprise a friend with a little gift, so we had fun creating an altered journal for her. Mom told my nieces she helped hold things down, and spread glue...

I want to set the record straight...


Mom collaborated with me in every step of the creative process. She chose the color scheme, the fabric, the ephemera, the layout, and the embellishments...and she helped assemble and glue!

Mom has an artistic soul...she appreciates beauty wherever she finds it, and she sees that beauty in things that can frequently go unnoticed...like people... and nature...and beach rocks.

She introduced me to the joy of collecting agates on the Oregon coast, and then she learned how to create jewelry that celebrates the agates simple charm.

She sees the potential beauty inside unassuming stones...and then helps uncover it.


She's not afraid to try new things..


Moms latest endeavor is creating beautiful bowls from clay.



Can't wait to see what she tries next!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Thank you Vay, for your sweet tribute to Mom.
She is having me type this, but be sure, she was very touched. (I won't use the obvious pun here)
Love, Mom and Dad