Once in a while I clean off a shelf in my studio and find things I put aside for inspiration or a project. This week I found the pressed flowers from the trip to Ecuador. They were stacked between construction paper in a folder and are in pretty good condition. There were even moth wings we collected.
In between other projects (like using older clays in jewelry and making soup and jerky), I decided to take pictures of the pressed flowers for a photo book and research how to mount them. I want to give a book to my friend, Michelle, who helped me collect the flowers as a memory of our trip. Michelle and her husband, Chan, went to Ecuador with Peter and me in 2008. I remember Michelle asking what I ever did with the pressed flowers and my answer was ‘nothing’. Guess it is time to do ‘something’.
Today I set up the camera on a tripod outside in natural light and started shooting. Next was editing the photos and deciding the book layout. I’m almost done with the editing and I’ll show the finished book in another post.
It seems important to keep some of the memorabilia from life’s experiences so we can revisit them. We never know when inspiration and action combine to produce tangible memories!