Friday, September 16, 2011

Faded Memories

Journaling reads:

Spring 1946
Billy came along when the house was still very small, water at a distance and modern day amenities like bathrooms, hot water and electric stoves, limited.  Love was in abundance and a big brother and sister to dote upon him without question.  Childhood was so simple in those days, you received love without question and gave with innocence.   

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Going Fishin'

Grandma Kathie and Grandpa Bud bought me my first fishin’ pole!  I’m so lucky to have so many ‘extra’ Grandma’s, Grandpa’s and Aunties! 

I wonder what I’m gonna catch?  Think Daddy will cook it on the BBQ for us for dinner???? 

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Catalina Island

In the early 60s I took a road trip to California with my Parents and went on a tour boat to Catalina Island (where this photo was snapped).  Daddy had told me for years about growing up in LA and going over to Catalina to ride horses, swim and fish.  I wanted to see a part of his childhood through my eyes.  I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with Avalon, nor for years having daydreams of living there, escaping the pitfalls of teenage life and the woes of the world around me.  Avalon was a setting out of a Romantic novel with the arc of the bay circling swirling around the town.  So many years ago and yet my heart feels like it was only yesterday.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dad and Son

Here stand father and son so many many years ago.
Two fathers so very different in their beings but so very alike in their appearance.
We no longer can share their smiles and humor,
no more to see their similarities and differences,
we must instead rely on the impressions
they both made upon our hearts
Father and Son
Gene and Eddie

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Here's Lookin' at Ya

Font - Comic Sans

We took the Wildlife Loop Road through Custer State Park in South
Dakota.  How amazing was this?  To drive around a bend and have
Burros staring at you, walking to your car and looking in the window,
not afraid at all, very very curious.  Round another bend and see deer
feeding in the grassland nearby.  Looking but not alarmed because
visitors have stopped to stare yet again.  But the real heart stopper
were the Bison, many many Bison who knew they had the  right of
way down the roads, through the trees, wherever.  When you are the
size of a Bison you rule!

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Friday, September 02, 2011

Creating a Canvas on Easel Collage

Be sure and check out Cottage Art's latest 'how-to' article on 'Creating a Canvas on Easel Collage' it's featuring my layout Dream to Live which you can see larger in the post below.

These how-to articles, written by Michelle Shefveland, will have you bumping up your digital creating skills in no time!