Two Collages for Dad by Catherine

From the depths of keepsake piles in my mother’s house emerged a Father’s Day card and a birthday gift that I made in the 1970’s. IMG_7105The inside of the Father’s Day card contained a car and some of my thoughts.IMG_7107

Dear dad, I know that your are going to have a happy Father's day because me and Joe well I don't know about Joe but I am going to give you a break and be good for once. Love, Catherine
Dear dad, I know that your are going to have a happy Father’s day because me and Joe well I don’t know about Joe but I am going to give you a break and be good for once. Love, Catherine

IMG_6846The Father’s Day message became the centerpiece for a recent collage in his honor.

Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015
Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015
Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015
Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015
Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015
Dear Dad, Catherine Raine 2015

The second piece of 1970’s ephemera was a birthday gift for my dad. It was a hand-taped envelope made from lined notebook paper that contained watches that I’d cut out from magazines.  (The coffee stain is original).IMG_7145IMG_7146The long-ago selected watch photos and text from the card inspired a second collage for my father.

I Couldn't Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn’t Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn't Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn’t Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn't Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn’t Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn't Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn’t Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn't Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015
I Couldn’t Afford the Real Thing, Catherine Raine 2015

Dad, thank you for keeping the cards that I made for you so many years ago.  And thank you most of all for being such a fun, supportive, and loving father. I miss you!

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