This journal topic got me thinking about both my grandmas. I was so fortunate to know each one and to have spent time with them. I spent weeks at their homes during my summer vacations even though we all lived in Los Angeles. LOL! It was so much fun to be at their homes. I baked, made sherbet and shopped with one and played in the cellar or backyard with the rag dolls my other grandma made.
My mother's mom passed away from Lupus when I was 11 and she was 62. During that time there were no meds and you just dealt with it and took precautions. There's still no cure for this deadly disease but more is known about it. It's kinda sad that my grandmother hemorrhaged from a nose bleed. I'm glad that any questions I've ever had about her have been answered by my mother. It's even better that I was able to talk to my other grandmother about her youth and views on life. She was so funny and smart and my children where able to know her until she passed away almost 5 years ago.
I get my creative gene from both grandmothers and my recycling gene from my mother. LOL! The page below is a "before" picture from my journal and on it are catalog library cards that I saved from the dumpster. I doodled on the back of some and then painted the other ones with Caran D' Ache water-soluble crayons. I LOVE those crayons! I should use them more often cause they really give a punch of color. I also used them on my .99 store background tissue page.
I got these from my blog friend Aimee! Aren't these fun? It's a great way to utilize some of those scraps of paper or small images you have hoarding in a drawer. You can click on her blog to the right of this post. She's a great doodle-er and her use of color is mind boggling!
If this was 30 something years ago, I'd be getting ready for that night out. But now it's a whole other story. As soon as Friday rolls around, I know I can do an all nighter with my papers, paints, journal, stamps, etc..! LOL! I KNOW I'm not the only one! You're paints will never stand you up. You're sure to have a great time with your stamps! Your paper and journal don't size you up or notice that you've put on a couple, alright FEW, pounds. LOL! And your glue will stick with you in good times and bad. HAHAHA! Hmmm. I guess that would make my husband an art supply. A Jimmy. LOL!!!