Thursday, June 5, 2008

Always remember the past...

Star project 2
Originally uploaded by cshella
I painted my wooden star red as I wanted it to be a strong color. I also aged it with sandpaper making it look a bit worn. This is to signify the resiliency of the Jewish people. I used a decorative paper for the background with newsprint on it. ( DCWV Once Upon a Time Pack) The newsprint represents truth in history. The picture of the woman is free clip art from the May/June 2008 issue of Somerset Studio by Stampington. She represents the humanity of the Holocaust. The hearts are paper die cuts that I embossed and aged representing the Souls of all of the victims. Finally the stamped butterflies represent all of the angels in heaven that those victims have become. This project was really special for me as it was the first time anyone has ever asked me to contribute to anything like this. My favorite book in the fifth grade was "The Diary of Anne Frank" fitting that a favorite project be for a history lesson on the Holocaust. Let's all remember victims of genocide and other atrocities, and be thankful for the truly blessed lives we lead today.

1 comment:

Be Inspired Always said...

We received your star today, it's beautiful!

Thank you so much for joining in on our project.