Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Revisting The Boys of Summer

One of my favorite pieces that I have ever done was an altered board book about the game of baseball I did, four years ago. I made it in honor of my dad and to this day I believe he helped me put it together. He passed away just a few months before I started making it. He used to love to do art projects with me when I was a child. Some of my best memories are sitting on the floor in the living room with him and coloring. He would draw, cut out numbers and letters from cardboard boxes so he could teach me how to read and spell. I would color them in and we would just talk. He made me a clock with movable hands so I could learn to tell time. So, I know this is just the kind of thing he enjoyed doing. He was a great dad.

My grandson is a very good ball player and got chosen for the all stars team this year. He was the youngest and the smallest player to be picked. He made it because he wanted it so badly. Like his dad said (my son) he made that team because he of his heart. I am so proud of him.

So I am dedicating this book to my grandson David and of course my dad.

I can only share five pages per blog entry but you can see the book in it's entirety and read the story behind it here: http://www.ssreflections.com/cindy_oct05.html I hope you enjoy it. A part of this book was published in Somerset Memories magazine also.

Have a happy July 4th! Have a safe, happy and healthy one!


Nicki said...

Cindy - This book is gorgeous! Both your father, your son and your grandson should be so proud of you! Baseball is special to me as I live very close to Cooperstown. - Nicki

Tracey in WA said...

Great project!!!! Gotta love baseball!!!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

I LOVE your book and the story about your father and your grandson . . . it just brings tears of joy to my eyes . . . I miss my dad, too . . . I couldn't be where I am today, if it were not for he and my mom!! Happy July 4th to you and yours, too, Cindy!!!

Donalda's Blog said...

This is just gorgeous girl. I remember seeing it on SSR. Happy 4th to you too my friend

trisha too said...

your family sounds lovely, thank you for sharing your story!

this book is beautiful--it caught my eye immediately, as we have had a sports card and memorabilia store for 20+ years. the older cards are beautiful, but aren't generally appreciated for that, and i like how you incorporated some (reprints, i hope!).