Saturday, June 10, 2017

Scherenschnitte Retirement Card

Last night I went to a retirement party for a long time coworker friend.  Did I know about the party for a long time?  Yes?  Did I wait until the day of the party to actually work on my gift to her?  Yes.  I had planned it in my mind, but I procrastinated making it.  That's not like me.

I also procrastinated taking the photos of the piece.  Ugh.

The four sides have silhouettes that represent four parts of her adult life.  The bottom left shows a woman holding a flag, which represents her many years as a Marine wife.  The bottom right shows her running with the Olympic torch, which she did.

The bottom left here shows her pushing a baby carriage, representing mother- and grandmotherhood. On the right is a cut out of her as she reads to children.  She was a teacher and reading specialist for many years.

I could kick myself for not taking better photos and some closeups.  Maybe that will spur me on to do a better job of that next time.


Jenny said...

Two things...
1. This is absolutely beautiful and completely perfect for her. As always I am in awe of what you can do, from conception through to completion.
2. I saw you from a distance last night and I can't believe I didn't get the chance to say hello. I hope you did see many awesome folks.

Snippety Gibbet said...

I saw you at a distance also. I only saw the honoree at a distance as well; it was so wonderfully crowded! I wonder if all of us many alums will ever get together like that again. So many of us have left, or are leaving, the mother ship.

northierthanthou said...

Very cool!