Collecting Memories Album

July 30th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Aging imprints beauty on a scrolly scrap of wooden trim...perfection with all its imperfections.
Each piece was acquired through years of collecting and then united on a handcrafted cover I built, painted and distressed.
Everything, including the colors, have significance.
An antique clippings book, scissors, keys, paintbrushes…all there for a reason. 
Paint your life just the way you want it to be...and never stop.
Even the Yorktown key has a meaning.
An old glass frame holds a treasured note. 
~Clippings with Love.
Vintage Samsonite luggage key. 
A souvenir from Pennsylvania. 
Ready to start collecting memories.
Precious bits & pieces.
An antique greeting card peeks out from under the clippings book.
Each keepsake is evidence of an adventure or memory...and all hold a secret.
Aging imprints beauty on a scrolly scrap of wooden trim...perfection with all its imperfections.

Aging imprints beauty on a scrolly scrap of wooden trim...perfection with all its imperfections.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

My latest album was designed for someone whose life has changed forever. It’s a place to store cherished memories and dreams for the rest of their life. The cover is an assemblage of odds & ends and each piece has a meaning…nothing is random.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
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Comments (10)

Junkpony writes: This is beautiful Jim, another great piece. I love the old brushes and the color of the wood trim. As always, perfect details... Posted: 7:12 am on January 24th
suewhitney writes: As always, Jimbo...Beau-ti-ful!!!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:20 am on January 15th
GypsyBarn writes: I love love love it!!!!! You do have such a gift for this! I have such a hard time with small tidbits and creating .... but wow you sure do inspire me to *dreamy eyes* it all! Posted: 12:52 pm on January 13th
just_old_stuff writes: What an incredible grouping of sentimental objects. I hope you're making a living with your talents!

Posted: 9:26 am on January 11th
CottageElements writes: Jim, what an amazing gift. I am sure they just loved it. All the little detail...incredible.

Lani Posted: 9:04 am on January 11th
georgiamoon writes: Well Mr. Healy,
This is incredibly beautiful and heartfelt. Someone's memories just found an awesome place to live. Love the turquoise wooden trim piece and all the other pieces of history add so much to a memory book. Fantastic layout and design on this one as always.
Georgia Posted: 8:04 pm on January 7th
ninnarae writes: This is such a lovely and personal piece... Posted: 7:02 pm on January 7th
chippingcharm writes: This is awesome Jim!! I love every single detail...but especially that little aqua compact. Perfection :) Laurel Posted: 5:52 pm on January 7th
AtticusFinch writes: So did they give you these bits and pieces or did they tell you a story and this is how you translated?

Just curious how it all came to be...

I'm sure they will cherish it for years to come...

Good work...

Posted: 4:34 pm on January 7th
G writes: Cherished possessions..Secret meanings..Pictures telling of lives lived and roads yet to be traveled..will all be kept safe in the pages of this precious gift.....Jim, truly a remarkable job and sentiment..!

Posted: 1:19 pm on January 7th
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