I am so excited about the layout I created today because of the memory it records. I was flipping through my storage binders looking for a photo to showcase with the Sketches in Thyme Thursday Takes #42 sketch from PageMaps when I came across a photo of me standing in front of a painting of Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry. That photo sparked a memory from my freshman year of high school, and the layout was underway. Here's the sketch that started it all.
I chose a blue Core'dinations cardstock wtih a flower texture to match the wallpaper in the photo. Instead of sanding the cardstock I inked a darker blue over the texture.
Of course, I had to include a price tag on the layout, so I borrowed an idea from Mastercard.
As I've been working through the Finding Your Way workshop at BPC, I am finding that I enjoy using sketches for inspiration and that I love color!
Journaling reads: I remember growing up watching Hee Haw and Minnie Pearl always wearing a hat with the price tag dangling from it and yelling a big How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E welcome. My freshman year of high school, I took a drama class as my elective. One of our very first assignments was to perform a monologue while impersonating a famous individual. I mounted the stage wearing the big lacy pink hat I’d worn for Easter a few years earlier with a price tag dangling over the edge. I yelled out a loud How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E and then told the story of how “I” (Minnie Pearl) had purchased some artificial flowers for “my” hat on the way to a performance many years ago, and how during “my” performance, “I” swung my head and the price tag from the flowers dropped over the edge of the hat. It was a huge hit and after that “I” always wore the $1.98 price tag dangling over the edge of “my” hat. In 2007, Robbie and I were in Nashville, Tennessee, and had the opportunity to tour the Grand Ole Opry. Robbie snapped this photo of me in front of this beautiful painting of Minnie Pearl wearing a hat with flowers and her trademark price tag dangling over the edge.