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The warmest holiday greetings to all! May my smiles brighten the season! I look forward to sharing my latest projects, ideas and inspirations with you in the coming year!

What do you get for your 92 year old mother who has everything?–a photograph of ME! In trying to decide on the perfect picture to send (and incidentally the perfect facebook image), I began searching through every picture of myself (scanning in old photographs) . Here are 54 of the 72 images I gathered. I cropped the pictures to just my face (2″ x 2″) and then arranged them in chronological order. I taped them together into a long strip (144″ long) , folded them in accordion pleats , and placed them in a handmade box with the most recent picture facing out. It doesn’t pop open like a jack-in-the-box, but it does come spilling out of the box—the years slipping backwards until I am 6 months old.

Making this montage was as good as a year of therapy! Hey folks, I had a happy childhood, my young adult years were a nightmare, and I am growing old gracefully.

This entry was posted in Weaving.

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    Valerie December 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    What a lovely idea!!

    And what fun to see you through the years.

    Happy Holidays!

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    Merna December 13, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    That is terrific, Bonnie! You're so recognizable through the years — must be that great smile.

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    Anne December 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    Merry Christmas Bonnie. That is one terrific montage and every one of those faces is fabulous.

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    Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    What a fabulous idea!

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    Steve Finnell December 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    you are invited to follow my blog

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    comedyrocks.com December 29, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    I love your blog! Thank you for the frequent updates you post!
    Best of health and happiness in 2011 from an occasional blog visitor!