Thursday, June 10, 2010

Making a Memory


When I lost my very dear friend, Sue, I wanted to create a "memory words" wall piece to present to her mother.

At the memorial service, I collected a list of memory words.

PRECIOUS JOY, SWEET SOUL, BELIEVING MIRROR, GIFTED SPIRIT, SINCERITY, PEACEFUL, BEAUTIFUL PERSON, SPECIAL, LOVING, CARING, GENTLE, SOFT YES, CURIOSITY, RADIANCE, MYSTERY, SOFT LOVING KINDNESS, WOOD NYMPH, POWERFUL AND GENEROUS, LOVING, PEACEFUL AND AT PEACE, BUTTERFLY, UNIQUE, SPRITE, LAUGHING FULL OUT, COMPASSIONATE, SOULFUL, DEEPLY INTUITIVE, ELFIN JOY, WHIMSICAL

The word below is PRECIOUS. I tried out a couple of color schemes. The top bar seemed to capture the kind of color that appealed to Sue. Instead of using a black matte board, I decided on white.


I used 10 wraps of a variegated black and white to separate words.


I'm still not sure how the final piece will look or whether or not I will trim off the white.

I don't know if I like the individual memories all fanned out.


Or all grouped together as a shape.

Oh, by the way.....I found out that I have to move.....again!!!!

3 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

Beautiful. And fabulous language of your own - kind of like a secret code between you and Sue. (And everybody who reads your blog. :-P)

Valerie said...

what a great way to mark your memories of a dear friend. I can just picture a pair of hands winding the threads, then arranging and re-arranging the cards.

About the move:
1. Keep me posted as I will need to send socks to you when I get to them.
2. You simply must quit throwing those raucous parties!! ;^)

Gerri in St Paul said...

I was going to say, "why? why? do you have to move again?" I guess Valerie really knows you so now I've got the answer. :-)

It is interesting for me to watch these work projects develop. They are kicking around in my mind.

Well, apropros of moving, my verification word is "boxit".