Cloth Paper Scissors magazine proposed a challenge in their latest email newsletter, Embellishments, to alter a composition book using a “back-to-school” theme. The guidelines, thankfully, are fairly lax: “You can interpret the theme literally as back to school, as a more general ‘learning’ concept, as a memory book that ‘looks back’ or something else.”
(I’m pretty sure I went with “something else.”)
I knew right away I wanted to use this vintage photo of a couple of rather solemn looking little boys. I’m guessing they were unhappy because they were forced to put on long socks and itchy wool suits and stand perfectly still for many long minutes while the photographer did his thing. However, I’m pretending they’re unhappy because they have to go sit indoors at a desk all day and learn stuff instead of playing outside and getting their itchy wool clothes all dirty.
Finally found a use for that giant random house number.