Connie Eyberg Originals is a blog about creating - learning new techniques, sharing ideas and trying new mediums. I hope you will join me in my journey to find what inspiration may be just around the corner!
Completed my April block. This is my take on the 1940s decade. It was a time following the Great Depression and a time of war, WWII. More women entered the work force, filling in for those serving the country. Early in the decade there was rationing of many materials and women made do with what was available. Felt was readily available and popular for jewelry similar to the felt flowers I created and used on my block. I also went with poppies as they relate to soldiers whose lives were lost during war. It was a very patriotic time and everyone willingly pitched in to do their part. I chose my color palette based on that patriotism - red, white and blue along with army green. My dad served in WWII and my mom trained as a nurse for military though she never was called. Would love to hear your family stories, military or otherwise, from the 40s!