Saturday, 16 January 2010

Saturday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE

...not that I think he is a follower of my blog, but Dave is a friend of 30+ years and of my husband for even longer. He reaches a significant birthday today and so we thought he deserved a bit of effort. MrT compiled a couple of CDs with a selection tracks that were number ones on his birthday from the fifties to present and we managed to find enough photographs of him - some of them very fuzzy, taken over the years to make the CD covers. Dave is a serious collector - books art, music, anything stylish and iconographic so I though I would compile a six decade set of images and make a zig-zag collage.  This took me rather a long time and almost became a chore instead of an act of love. I found  the images on Google, down loaded them and then printed them, cut them out and then assembled the collage. I made card front and back covers and covered them with a psychedelic print I also found on good old Google images. I enjoyed the finishing off process and I am sure he will enjoy the the gift. We won't be seeing him for a while and have no idea what he is doing today, having a big celebration, or keeping his head down, but either way we hope it is a good one.


Click the pic for a close-up view.
How far back do you remember?

11 comments:

kirsticoo said...

What a fabulous gift card... brilliant...x

marigold jam said...

That's brilliant and so personal - I am sure he'll love it and the CDs too of course.

Jane

Menopausal musing said...

My word, what an absolutely brilliant, and what's more, PERSONAL present to give. I think he is going to love it.........

Rustan said...

Great work Jill! I hope you and Mr T have a good time in good old England! Cheers!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely collage Jill, so personal and interesting, just the thing for a memorable, milestone birthday - he's going to be delighted! Lesley

Lizzie said...

Wow, that really was a "labour of love". How lucky he is, to have such great friends!
The collage is super and a great idea for a gift on a "significant" birthday. Clever you!

patcrafts said...

That's a wonderful collage it is almost a "This is your life" book. I am sure your friend will appreciate it.

Leenie said...

That IS a great present. Hope your friend has a great day and another great year. Hate to admit I remember the world before The Beatles.

Grammy said...

I think he will love it. You are so creative. And it is a gift of love too. How grand is that.

pinkfairygran said...

Great card, hope he appreciated the effort! How's the creative calendar coming along I wonder for all those who were doing it? I have decided to abandon the traditional calendar layout as I found it boring sticking to the norm and difficult to think of anything to do with it each day, especially as I write in a journal each day. So I am now going to do something different for February....

Jill said...

Readers - he LOVED it!