When I think about Remembrance Day I always remember my Dad and I going to the Remembrance Day Parade. Back then there were lots of WW II veterans and even a few WW I. The parade was much longer then with many more men and women marching their way down the street. Remembrance Day, a day to look back and be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifice so many have made.
In todays world where social media is the norm and things keep moving faster and faster I hope we all remember to take a moment to step back, pause and acknowledge those that have made this way of life so possible for us. I also hope that we pass it on to those who are younger so that they may know how fortunate we all are.
One of the ways that I remember is by having a collaged frame with a photo of my dad and a friend in their army suits. With this photo I have added his discharge papers. He was a WW II Veteran and received five medals for his courage, commitment and sacrifice.
There are many ways we can preserve these memories in photos, collage and scrap books, these are just some of the ways.
Another way that I have started to use some of the memorabilia that I have with photo transfer, with this process you find a suitable photo or clip art that you would like to use. (Picture 1)
Then you gather your photo transfer supplies. There are many different ways to do this but I like to keep it simple. There are many wonderful transfer fabric sheets available on the market today. Here are a few of mine. (Picture 2)
Once you have determined the photo and type of sheet you would like to use it is time to decide on the size of image you want. If your printer allows you to alter the size this is a great option. You can have lots of creative play with this option.
I use my fabric photo transfers in my up cycled denim jackets, but you can use them any way you wish. In a quilt or piece of fibre art.
You can check out Pinterest for many great ideas. Like these ones here:
This Remembrance Day I hope you take that moment to reflect and ponder just how lucky we truly are. With that I leave you with this wonderful poem, “Lest We Forget”.