Yesterday, while browsing through all the great projects over at The CSI Project, I came across this great Eye Chart Wall Art by Marianne at Junkin’ Junky. I thought it was such a clever take on the Subway type signage that’s everywhere right now. But more deeply than that, I had a very sentimental reaction to her little project, because my Grandpa was an optometrist before he passed away.
I commented on her blog about how much liked it and asked what font she used. To my surprise, she emailed me back with not only the name of the font, but the whole project as a word file. All I had to do was to change out her words for my own to replicate it! I want to sincerely thank Marianne for her thoughtfulness!
I wanted to do this project as a gift for my mom, a little belated Father’s Day gift for her. So I decided on a scripture from the book of Malachi (4:6), “He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their father.” Another scripture that came to mind (but was really too long for this application) was from Psalm 127 “Children too are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born of one’s youth. Blessed are those whose quivers are full.” My grandpa certainly had a full quiver!
My grandpa left a legacy of love and faith that is still deeply felt by his family. He was father to 11 children (my mom included), grandfather to 39, great-grandfather to 12 and counting! He remains quite loved, remembered fondly, and his presence sorely missed.
This picture is from the early days of the family. My mom is the little girl in this picture.
(4 kids down, 7 to go!)
So here’s my version (for my mom) of Marianne’s wonderful Eye Chart. I had it printed on ledger size (11 x 17) ivory colored paper at Office Max (it cost 20 cents.)
And a shot a little closer (so you can actually, maybe, read it.)
P.S. – Any of my family who reads this and would like to have this for their own, email me and I can send you the file. :)