Sunday, October 11, 2009

1101 South Johnston

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This is a collage of my "formative" years. I was Formed during the nine years I lived in Ada, OK. The house we lived in is in the background and my five siblings are represented along with me.
The clock is there because my father always kept our clocks 5 minutes fast. Always. He was late for everything and unfortunately I inherited this trait from him. The upstairs window is outlined with the opening words to "In the Still of the Night" because I always sat up there at night and sang. I still sing all the time.
That is me in the center, spit curls and all. I was playing a Buddy Holly record on my new record player. I put the beginning words to "Every Day" above and below the picture. "Every day, it's gettin' closer. Goin' faster than a rollercoaster."


Fairy Footprints said...

How wonderful Happy Sunday. I was born in Enid Oklahoma. Small world hello Okie :0)


Alicia said...

Many years ago in a college class the instructor had us cut random pictures out of magazines, whatever caught out eye. Then he asked us to paste them to a big piece of poster boards. We all thought this was stupid as we weren't in 3rd grade, we were college students!

But after we were done, the instructor gave us the meaning of what the items and the way they were pasted onto the poster boards meant and said about us.

I tried finding something on it online, but couldn't. But basically, remembering back to the collage that I did, the items in the top left corner represent our childhood and what was our best and most meaningful memory of it.

Items in the top right I believe are what we worry about the most. Items in the center are our future and what we want out of it. Items in the bottom left are our sexuality and the bottom right I don't remember right now. But it was odd that everyone in the class when they looked back at what they had randomly pasted saw what was represented the same way as everyone else saw. Weird I know.

But thanks for sharing, it made e remember that class and the items I pasted on the poster board.

Housewife Savant said...

What a lovely collage.
You've got some mad papercraft skills.
I can't do stuff like this. I can't do scrapbooks, cards 'n such because I am crippled by indecisiveness (or I copy, but I do it with such class it's LIKE an original, I tell myself).


Such a cool collage . love the vintage look. I am happy to hear you would like to win my bracelet and the other goodies that will come with it. In order to do so you need to leave a comment on that post and post about it on your blog. Hope you do.

Chari said...

Hi Lynn... you are! Hehe! Last night when I followed your link over for Sunday Favorites I couldn't find it! Love your "Formed" collage...I did embiggy it just to get all the fabulous details! I love this idea...making a memory collage...what a great way to keep photos and precious memories! Loved the photo of you in that cute little pony tail playing your records! Okay...have to ask the question...was your dad still late even after setting all the clocks 5 mins. fast? Hehe! Also wondering if you frame your collages and hang them...or do you keep them in a scrapbook? Just curious! Anyway, so happy that you joined in with Sunday Favorites this week...loved your beautiful collage! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

And...thank you for adding my name to your fabulous giveaway! Hmmmm...I thought I was a follower but I will remedy that situation and add your blog to my list!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!
PS...sorry about the confusion between Tricia Anne's post and my name. I think Tricia Anne copied my blog link for her post...but I corrected it! I really am Chari!!! Hehe!