I have not done this before but I have a question that I would like a variety of answers to and it dawned on me this morning that you (yes, you) would be the perfect place to turn. I know that many of you are the artistic, crafty type of people of whom I am secretly jealous. And I imagine that there are several of you out there that also have the crafting gene but choose not to blog about it. It is to you, the inspired, crafty, artistic, DIY people that my question is directed towards. Although any input to get the creative juices flowing would be great.
If you have been following me for any length of time, you will know that my dad has Alzheimer’s. This is not something I blog about much but I have put it out there a few times. Today is the meeting with hospice. Conversations flow about final wishes, cremation, obituaries, and my mom has shown an interest in hosting a small open house to celebrate his life. I have been given the honor of writing my dad’s obituary and as I have been researching this and writing bits and snippets of prose about the amazing man that I am proud to call my dad, I had a thought. I do not like guest books.
I do not like guest books; that is my thought. I would like instead to have an old glass Ball jar and some strips of paper with fancy pens set out on a table for people to write a memory, a moment, a personal comment about my dad on and to place in the jar. The problem is that paper rips. Ink fades especially in creases and folds.
So I ask of you:
What type of material would be best for people to write on and with what type of pen? I have thought of spools of ribbon and sharpie pens but would it be easy to write on? I don’t know. I have this idea and would like it to become a reality but I don’t have the time or patience to go out and buy random types of fabric or paper to test what combination is the best.