This is a gift for my mom. It is a photo of her own mother, and grand mother.
(so, this photo is my grandma & great : )
This mini collage is for my mom. It is a photo of her mother (on the left) and her grandmother, (rgt)
Hence, 'mon mere et mon grand mere' = my mother and my grandmother~
Moms grandmother was born in Canada to French immigrants, and her mother was also born there-
but then the family migrated to the Detroit area. (which is where I'm originally from.)
Mom grew up in a French speaking home, but with her 8 siblings all speaking English, the language
was not practiced and eventually lost : ( although moms mom and dad spoke French to each other
often; I remember that.)
I included one of the extraordinary butterflies that Jesse at http://lace-age-girl.blogspot.com/
was so kind to gift us. It is on her March 28th post.
As for the beautiful black rosette, that was a lovely purchase from SuziQu at Etsy
I shared about this in my last post~~
I used older scrapbook paper and a spool pattern for the base. layering a paris postcard, dif. snippets of lace, seam binding and 3 mop buttons.
I 'fussy cut' the images from a photo and then traced it onto some black cardstock; & cut it out again for a backing.
I included lots of beads and glitter and glass; spilling out from the folds and tears - like in my grandmothers own life~ Like little treasure seeping from the richness of who she was, and out to all who knew her. Never complaining but always encouraging and positive~
I remember her well. Mysterious and wonderful. With her beautiful French accent!
I'm trying to prepare myself for this difficult journey ahead; as there has been so. much. loss. in our family in the past 6 years. But God goes before me~
I wish you a blessed weekend ahead! I appreciate your visits so very much~