What a milestone! And how quickly the days have added up! Today I’m sharing pinks from a candy shop in New York City. It was my first trip to NYC and I was like, what else?, a kid in a candy store!
It was all decked out for Mother’s Day and the entire shop was festooned with pink flower garlands.
See what I mean?
The staging and packaging made the chocolates irresistible…I bought an assortment after I had snapped pictures of every window and every display.
Wish the smell could come through the Internet connection…your mouth would be watering about now!
Before I left for my big NYC adventure I did finish two pages for Dana’s(The stone Rabbit) Circle Journal…and of course, the pages included plenty of pink. First came the background pages…hand pieced fabric collage/assemblage from my scrap jars…
with pieces of pink in hand, I pressed and stitched together a couple of squares to create backing and pockets. I layered in a couple of flowers here and there.
The letters across the top are G-R-I-T-S. It stands for Girls Raised In The South…and since Dana asked us each to supply 5 words that described ourselves, that seemed like a starting place. There are five pockets, one for each letter. Each pocket holds a collection of tags and reclaimed cards that explain how each letter fits me.
I love making and filling pockets in altered books and journals.
The “R” stands for Recycler, so there were loads of examples of reclaimed and repurposed additions,
A set of wedding shower invitations from the 80’s found new life when they were collaged and stamped and stickered for the pockets. I even found a notepad from Missouri, Dana’s home state, and added the Show-Me state’s map to one of the cards. Dana’s blog was one of the first that I started following back in the early days of Pink Saturday. What a perfect way to celebrate Beverly’s 4th Anniversary! The Circle Journal group is having a ball celebrating our shared projects. Be sure to say congratulations when you visit How Sweet The Sound.