Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I'm not really sure what came over me to start this project other than my mother has dementia and it seemed like a nice way to preserve her memories. So I decided to put together a cookbook with about 2 dozen of her favorite recipes. I wanted it to have a vintage 50's feel and scoured the internet for '50's cookbook graphics. I think I was successful with the graphics but it was harder to find proper paper and so I just winged it. I scanned and printed many of her handwritten recipes and reprinted many old photos of her. Each of the books is different, though they have some of the same photos and also different photos in each. I personalized a bit for each recipient.
I've never done any scrapbooking and I was exhausted by the time I finished putting these together this morning. But they are off in the mail tomorrow to my brothers and sister plus I get one too. Sorry, photos were taken rather quickly and not very well. If I'd had more energy left I would have done better!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My son is a digital/graphics art student and complains now and then that no one visits his Deviant Art page. I tell him with millions on that site, not everyone is going to find his. So here is a little plug for others to please go have a look at his artwork. It's unique! http://fezguy.deviantart.com/
My favorite is Crazed Writer Quitril because every doodle on the wall he did by hand.