I have been skirting around and around this book since Friday's play day with Fiona where we began our second collaborative book. It was much more fun playing about with possibilities but I realised that I actually did need to start turning some of those possibilities into realities.
Though I love the mica I could see no reason to have it sitting upon the page - other than the fact it just looked delicious! I felt a little the same with the aluminium shim so I have decided that they need to overlap each other and that there needs to be some work done into the aluminium to give it a reason to belong on the page too.
My father loved birds, and trees (which I have suggested in a couple of the pages I have been working on) but most of all he loved the ocean. We had a gorgeous time together before he died down on the coast. It was wild and windy and the ocean was grey and thumping. I will be able to use that love of the ocean in other pages using thread to suggest tide marks and at the same time have them being a connection between the pages. Connections in families.
A long way to go still, but at least I have made a start.