the little book of paul

last christmas i made a small 6x6 blank board book for my mom, full of pics of my brother, paul. i love making small themed photo albums with board books. i inked all the edges first, then chose coordinating striped and woven patterned background papers to adhere to each page, with solid papers tiled together to frame each picture. no captions, lettering or embellishments - just a variety of pictures that celebrate home, in halloween costumes, on vacations, at special olympics events...paul has down syndrome—he is 39 and he really enjoys his life!