Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Gothic Arch Challenge - Old School


For years I have heard stories from my parents of their adventures in one room schoolhouses (the long walk to school, helping to gather wood for the stove, the photo of the Queen on the wall of the school, older children helping younger children) ... so it seems interwoven into my life. I thought of these stories when I was creating my gothic arch for this week's challenge.

25 comments:

Trudie said...

Fabulous ATc.
Great imagess.

Mary-Beth said...

Gorgeous arch Heather!! I love the memories you shared!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is a wonderful Arch. Love this design.

Femmy said...

fabulous arch!! love the images you used!

Gaby Bee. said...

These arch is gorgeous! The image you used is one of my favs! Great!

filetta said...

Wonderful arch, I love really

Francoise said...

wow Heather !!
Gorgeous arch !!!

Flower said...

What wonderful memories behind this gorgeous arch! Your work is such an inspiration.
[[[hug]]]

carylsrealm said...

Whoohoo! Love it! Love the Image! :)

laura said...

Love your arch Heather and the special memories.
Fabulous image, can you share the sourse. Great work.

A bird in the hand said...

I really like this, Heather. Great job!

dutchstamptramp said...

Perfect for the theme Heather! Absolutely love it

friedaquilter said...

Love the arch, Heather. It's so vintage looking and thanks for sharing the stories!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous arch

gaby said...

Beautiful arch!

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Love it Heather...
She is just so sweet.

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Loving this!! Fabulous!!
chris p

Krissie said...

yes a lot of memories came back to me too, it was rather nice and your arch is wonderful! great image!

Audrey said...

Beautiful, great image!

Dawn said...

This is lovely, my two youngest went to a school like you describe (except it had central heating).
There were 40 children in the school and the older ones helped the younger ones and it was such a special primary school to belong to.
Downside they then had to go to a Secondary school with over 1000 pupils which they found daunting at first.

Anyway your piece is gorgeous

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Heather

Gillian said...

Fab arch Heather ... she is one of my fav images to work with, great layout to this piece:)

Donna said...

Great arch Heather

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Heather
your image is the sweetest and I love the composition with embellishments! gorgeous arch!