This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?
- Did any of the men in your family have big sideburns? What did you think of it then? What do you think of it now, looking back?
Yes, my father had large sideburns. I didn’t think anything about them then but now I find them quaint.
I’m doubling up on my posts since 19-Somethin’ was so short. I’m taking a break from the A to Z Challenge Collage Project and started something new.
Several months ago my nephew sent me a deck of cards from the MGM Grand Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas and I’ve decided to alter them. I’ve altered playing cards before – its been a long while – I created a “Madonna Deck” and an “Adonis Deck” – which I will post photos of those later.
This deck – as yet unnamed – came as a result of going through so many fashion magazines and looking at all the ads for the excesses of life – diamond covered watches and super expensive jewelry – it was all very pretty – and I wanted to do something with those gorgeous pictures. So the cards from the MGM Grand seemed like the perfect canvas for such excess.
I divided the cards up into their suits and decided on themes – Clubs – watches; Diamonds – jewelry; Hearts – still working on this theme, but possibly something to do with women or beauty; and Spades – Butterflies and Birds, or flying.
I’ve already finished the Club suite, “Time”- Don’t strain your eyeballs, the poem follows the cards…!
Here is the poem I used…