I have been nostalgic lately, as you know from my parents photo project that I did last week. So this week I decided to put together the shadow box for my Dad's college days that I have been planning for years.
At flea.o.logy a few weeks ago I found this awesome letter sweater for the University of Utah, which is where my father did his undergrad work.
I had his pocket watch, shown in closeup below, which I thought would work well, and with a clock collage page I found on Graphics Fairy behind it, I thought it looked great. I had also, previously, found a small Utah pennant, which I hung from the shadow box.
I just wish that I had the gold pin that he got in 1935 when he served as Student Body President ... but alas, when one is a member of a family with nine children, one just has to learn to share.
I loved the small trophy, and thought it was perfect in front of the polo team shot, that makes up the middle section, especially cool, since the clip from his year book, below, mentions his desire for "...bigger and better polo awards."
I also found this cool small American Indian sculpture (above) to add dimension to the shadow box, since the Ute Indian is the mascot for the University of Utah. The cool thing is that the Indian's name is on the base, and it is Black Hawk, who was actually a Ute Indian... Love the little details that sort of accidentally worked out.
I am in debt, as always, to Karen at Graphics Fairy for the cool graphics that I used to embellish the shadow box.