Sunday, May 17, 2020

Flattening the Curve, Day 60

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Hello friends. Today is the sixtieth day that I have been quarantined at home and away from my work site due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The town that I live in is slowly reopening but I won't know when I'm to return to work until about June 1st. So, until then I am continuing to work on creative projects while I stay home.

This is the fifth blog post where I'm sharing how I've repurposed a vintage Boorum & Pease Miniature Account Book into a personal collage project. If you would like to see the other posts, they are Day 2, Day 56, Day 57 and Day 59.

I'm following the same pattern in my choice of materials throughout the journal. For the page spread above the two images of young women are from old National Geographic magazines. The sparkly butterfly and the folk art flowers and heart are from a sewing and craft magazine. All the images are from the 1970s. I used washi tape and ink stamping to give it a modern feel. The journaling will be done with an old fashioned calligraphy pen.

For this page I intend to write about becoming a teenager in the 1970s. There was a lot of turmoil in my country during the time that I was coming of age - the war in Vietnam, civil rights, and women's rights to name just a few. It was a very confusing time for a young girl trying to make sense of the world.

I can't say it was an especially happy decade as far as the current events of the day, but because of my young age I was more focused on the things that kids should be paying attention to. In the early 1970s it was school, friends, games and play time, drawing, pop music and television shows. Then in the mid to late seventies it was boys. That, of course, was a big shift and I remember how it felt like the world was very good at shining a light on all my doubts and fears.

Maybe you can relate.

That's all for today and I hope you are having a peaceful Sunday.


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