Wednesday, April 13, 2011
D is for Dream
This is my husband, when he was 4 or 5 years old, running the electric train set his father had built for him. Don't you love the hat?
The letter D, tangled. If you enlarge the image, you'll see that I wrote my name into this zentangle. Wonder if that counts as signing my work??
The quote I used didn't talk about dreams, but did concern trains: "The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man." (Thomas Jefferson - 1802)
Here's the page spread. I made a fun discovery in Photoshop - a font called Webdings. You type a normal letter, and a symbol shows up instead. The design at the top left of the page spread is a collage of a couple Webding letters.
The train is a small "t" and the railroad tracks are a capital "R." I typed out the whole keyboard in this font so that I'd know what symbols were available.
Back in the mid-1970s, Ed got into model railroading with N-guage trains - really little guys. He had a setup in our basement. When we sold our home and most of our possessions, to live on a sailboat, the small trains and track went into storage. They've just made a reappearance in our lives, and Ed is building a model railroad in our garage. Ed's uncle recently had his 95th birthday, and I took pictures of Ed to send to Uncle George.
Note the engineer's cap. After I found the picture of Ed as a kid with that kind of cap, there was no way he was going to have another model railroad without the appropriate head gear!!