I'm travelling at the moment (i.e. we're driving all day) to meet DS, DinL and three grandchildren. We've booked a hotel near the Portughese border. I doubt whether I will have an opportunity to comment tonight, so I apologise in advance...
Elizabeth and Bluebeard from Altered Book Lover invite us to post an old blog post for the second time on the second of the month.
As to day is the 2nd of August, here is my contribution. It is a blogpost from July 2014 about St Ives, Cornwall.
St Ives means sea, sand and sunshine as it has some of England's most beautiful beaches. It is a populare holiday spot and these days houses the famous Tate modern. But in 1954 there were no tourists, where the Tate is now, was then the gas works. The beaches were empty and I had the time of my life!
St Ives Scrapbook page
In 1954 I was sent away to stay with a family friend I called aunty Grace as my mother was very ill after the birth of my younger sister. Aunty Grace lived in Cornwall England in a fishing village called St Ives. She lived within walking distance of one of the most beautiful beaches in England. I stayed with her and her family a whole summer and loved it! I learnt to speak English very quickly (as small children do) and I basked in the love of aunty Grace and her family. She had always wanted a girl (and had only sons) and I was made a fuss of, showed off and pampered. Aunty Grace had a lovely voice and was always singing. I have such dear memories of that summer and it has shaped me into the person I now am. Aunty Grace has long since passed away but her family members still consider me a part of the family.
Photos: top left: Me and David Buckingham, Grace’s son. Top right: Me and Grace Buckingham at the gate of Sylvania, Ayr Terrace, St Ives.
I haven’t been able to do any scrapbooking for a few months as my scraproom has been turned into a guest room for visitors and then we’ve been away visiting family as well.
I love doing the challenges from CSI Color, stories and inspiration, especially when they give you a sketch to work from.
I’m back for Case file 131 and this is my solution.
The colours are there. The orange is in the bird and the blue is a tiny dot on the head of the butterfly.
The evidence is found in the wet medium (ink spray), wood grain, string, animal accents (butterfly and bird), polka dots (the gesso dots) and the brads.
The testimony was inspired by a Sunday Stealing prompt: Earliest childhood summer memory.
The journaling at the bottom of the page reads: Staying for three months in St Ives with aunty Grace.
That's it from me for today.
God bless and .......... keep scrapping!