With Vern and Ashley competing this weekend, I have had the house to myself...end result, a creating frenzy. This weekend, I worked on a project for a charity art auction to be held in Philadelphia at the end of April. Tammy Kushnir, well known artist and frequent contributor to Somerset Studio and Legacy (now Somerset Memories), asked if I could contribute a piece of artwork for an auction to benefit Stand Up For Kids, an organization that works with homeless and at risk kids.
There are lots of great causes out there and lots of needs but due to time constraints, I have become pretty selective about my contributions...this one was a no-brainer. First, I was born in Philadelphia and raised in Huntingdon Valley, a Philly suburb. I went to college and graduate school there, was married there and worked there for several years before moving to Arizona. These work experiences were with high risk kids...first, teaching in Inner City Philadelphia and then working with emotionally disturbed girls at St. Joseph's Hall for Girls in Germantown. Both were eye-opening experiences in many ways. So...yes...definitely yes for a piece of artwork.
I chose to alter a vintage record album and create a scrapbook that is photo and journaling ready...just slap in those pictures, write a few words and you're done! I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pages...there are 22 altogether.
TITLE PAGE AND PAGE ONE
IMAGES STAMPED ON OLD FRENCH TEXT PAPERS
LOTS OF BUTTONS ON THIS ONE
DETAILS FROM SOME OF THE PAGES
Don't want to bore you...these were some that I enjoyed creating. Off to clean up the mess before Vern and Ash come home...in the absence of my family, I have completely taken over the dining table, the kitchen counters, and, of course, my studio table. It looks like a tornado hit my house...truly...no exaggeration!
If you live in the Philly area and want more details, contact me and I'll give you Tammy's info.
Hope you've had a wonderful and productive weekend.