Well waddayano? I went away for a week but haven't posted for a month. To state the obvious, I haven't been in the mood.
But we had a birthday this week -- Sue's 68th to be exact -- which got me busy fussing with photos, both old and new.
I wanted to put together a chronological collage starting as a baby and progressing until the present. It took much finagling to get it to work out as some photos that I liked just didn't seem to fit that well.
Ultimately, I try to stay away from rows and columns when I do these blended collages as they don't make for the most pleasing arrangements, but I just couldn't seem to help myself this time around in order to maximize the chronological theme.
Anyway, I printed it on a 13x19 sheet and gave it to her on her birthday morning. She knew what I was working on, so it wasn't much a surprise, but she hadn't seen the arrangement or the actual photos that I had chosen.
Start at the top left and go around clockwise to get to the present.
Here are some of the young photos presented on their own. Some of them didn't make it into the collage due to lack of space. I am not going to put them in order this time around.
As we were going through them, Sue kept noting that her mother made the various outfits. She was a talented lady.