Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Originally uploaded by ddhabicht
Our Italy trip was a dream come true for Randy and I. It was the trip we were planning for our twentieth anniversary, the year Jennifer was hit by the drunk driver. That trip never happened, nor did any traveling after that horrible day. We feared that traveling for us might be only a dream until last year. My latest piece , a memory and journal quilt of Italy. I saved pieces of ephemera while we were on vacation in Italy and Paris last May. I had plans and hopes of using them somehow to remind us of special parts of our trip. We took tons of photos and I journaled also but putting it all together here was such fun. Each piece of saved paper brought back wonderful memories. The piece of paper off of the candy that our landlord in Italy placed in our room, or the tickets to the Borghese Museum where we spent the day enjoying the treasures inside and out. I incorporated pieces of wrapping paper, some ticket stubs transferred to fabric, sketches from my journal, and a posterized picture of us to create this collage of our Italy trip. I still may add the Colosseum sketch to the back ground. This may be one of a few then it will be on to Paris.


Ann Buckner said...

This is beautiful and deserves a wow. Love the idea and the quilt.

Anonymous said...

It's much more beautiful and impressive in person as I was lucky enough to see it today!!!

Joan said...

Super!!!! I love this! It is a wonderful way to remember your trip. I saved some things from our trip to France, planning to do a collage. Maybe this will inspire me!

Cindi said...

desiree.. you are so creative.. it seems like every new adventure, tops the last, but this one take the prize!!... what a wonderful painting and a special place to just bring back fantastic memories!! WOW!!!

Rosemary said...

This piece just blows me away! So exciting - love it, love it! What an inspiration you are!

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