Monday, September 22, 2008

Diary, mixed media collage

Years ago I bought a diary in an antiques store. It was written by a young woman in an accounts receivable journal. The first entry is dated January 1, 1910 and reads: "This, the first day of the new year, I begin my Diary. I shall try to put down facts, whether I shall succeed or not is for me to wait and see." The signature is a little hard to read, but it looks like Clara (or Claire) Stealey.

Here is a collage that I made using a scanned page from Clara's diary. It's titled - you guessed it - Diary. The top of the collage has a stenciled hourglass. On the bottom, I sewed a circle and stenciled the words "in memory". The text originally came from a rubbing that I made of a gravestone epitaph in Cape Cod, MA.

So. September 22, 2008. This, the first day of Autumn, I begin my Blog. I shall try to update it weekly, whether I shall succeed or not depends a whole lot upon my tendency toward procrastination.

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