Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Laura's quote 3

Picasso's quote about money, a fun doodle and a 1966 penny and ha'penny. This reflects Laura's 40th birthday and her return to accountancy. It's also an allusion to my first day of doing Treasurer business for the Parents' Association. I wrote a cheque for over £5000 amongst other things.

8 comments:

artfulzebra said...

Ooh, lovely spreads, Elizabeth. :o) I love the size of Laura's book, really cosy and inviting if that doesn't sound mad!

Maz x

Elizabeth said...

I agree, it was a pleasure to work on these pages. They were also lovely paper (and the title of the book was My Brother Jonathan which appealed to Alice).

Jill said...

Gosh, having now got the book in my hands I can see these spreads for real..they are glorious Elizabeth and oh so well worth the wait..really fabulous work..Laura will be delighted I know :)

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much for your comments, Jill, the spreads were real fun to do. Like Maz said, it's a lovely size of book to work in

Kari said...

I love these, Elizabeth, I was wondering what you have been working on recently. I love the coloured in circles and the use of the coins.

hugs,
Kari x

Elizabeth said...

Good to hear from you, Kari. My sister and I used to play with pennies at my Welsh grandfather's when we were young so I've always been attached to pre QE2 coins. A few weeks ago I was helping a technically elderly friend (but as young as me in spirit) to tidy a drawere and she said nobody would want her collection of old coins. Ha ha.

Although I am choronolgically 48 I'm only about 9 in maturity, but I am glad I remember pre-decimal Britain.

Kari said...

I remember the change-over and being terrified I wouldn't be able to understand it. Now I look back, I wonder how we understood £ S D !!

hugs,
Kari x

Elizabeth said...

We had a chart in our classroom so that we would be able to convert the prices afterwards - and then everyone was amazed how the nation just took to it, and spent without difficulty. Very occasionally I convert bsck and express my horror at the price of something. It's always good to buy a paperback and see 2/6 - books were super value then.