This spread came out a bit grungy looking but I really like it. I textured the gesso, by sticking the wet pages together and then opening them while the gesso was still wet (a top tip from Journal Artista). Then I layered over several different colours of acrylic. The images on the first page are of my maternal grandmother and my Mum as young girls and the image on the second page is me at 6 months old. I stamped small flowers and stuck die cut paper flowers from K & Co over the top. I found the Graycie Herman quote and I loved it. My Mum (and my Dad) have been loving and supportive to me and my brothers all our lives and I realise I am not always as grateful as I should be.
I know that many people (my husband for one) had a difficult and traumatic childhood, but for me, I honestly only have happy memories. My parents didn’t have much money, my dad was a low wage earner and my mum had to stay home and look after three small children, but they both spent lots of time with us. Although we didn’t have lots of things, or holidays, or gadgets, we did have lots of country walks, days at the seaside, picnics, encouragement to use our imaginations and follow our dreams and lots and lots of fun.
Now my parents are old it’s time for me to look out for them.
Hope everyone is good