After my son was born, I swore I would make an album every year with my favorite photos to commemorate all the milestones. I made one and now he’s four. I still plan to get there, but I am a picture framer to my core so somehow I mange to get framed photos on the wall. As much as I enjoy dragging out the albums several times a year and looking at them with the family, I get daily pleasure from the family photos on the wall.
This piece was done for a couple that have been married for 40 years and now have five grandchildren. The families live all over the country but manage to get together once a year. The photos were compiled from those meetings as well as from the day to day. Multi openings such as these have a tendency to get big, which is part of the appeal, and therefor can seem cluttered. A natural solution is to have all your photos printed in black and white or sepia tone. The design was laid out and cut on the Wizard 9000 which was also used to add the kids’ names and birthdays. I chose to make some of the windows rounded and some rectangular to customize it a bit more.
The beauty of a multi opening like this is that the pictures could easily be swapped out in a few years to resemble the changes in the family. My guess is that grandma will choose to just make another one.