The posted images of Rosie’s book were wonderful to behold, but the originals are so much MORE amazing. More vivid in color. The energy of each of your hand imbued on the paper. Just spectacular. It is an honor to have it in my keeping.
I’ll have to meditate on this a bit to know what I will add. Today after looking at the sketchbook, my thoughts gathered around my grandmothers, both born in the Ukraine, both spoke Russian as their 1st language before coming to North America as young women in the early 20th century. Perhaps the story that I will tell will be something about them.
I was outside planting annual sets (impatiens) when the postman tapped me on the shoulder to sign for Masha’s mailer. He was visibly excited to have such a wonderful envelop with all those colorful Russian stamps to hand me. The book came in excellent condition, but the mailer’s flap had opened half way. It could have fallen out!!! Perhaps putting an extra strip of tape across the closure might be a good idea--just to be cautious, Masha.