My grandfather died in 1994 and a few years later we packed up my grandmother and moved her off the farm. In the transition I acquired mementos from my grandfather. Service medals, and a few pieces of trench art that he’d made while on board the U.S.S. Yorktown.
Over the years, I’ve collected other elements and over Labor Day dug out my craft bin, laid out the collection and finally put together a collage of the items.
Wasn’t sure what to do with the clothes pin bag I’d been saving, and I decided to use it as a layer to pin smaller pieces to. 18 years after his death, here’s the result: