Monday, June 16, 2008

Step Outside Your Box Saturday - What is its meaning? What is it pertaining to?


Featured above is a canvas that I gave to my Mom for Mother's Day this year. Its theme is schooling and education because this has always been such a big part of her life. She excelled at school, skipping a grade or two and left home to attend teacher's college. She taught in Toronto and for a while in a smaller town before stopping to raise my Sister and I. She supply taught throughout our childhood and now assists in my Sister's classroom. Featured in this piece are photo transfers of her teacher's college and my Mom and her best friend seated at their desks in their one-room schoolhouse. I actually had my Mom's Grade 2 reader so I copied the pages in the front and back where she had practised her printing. Finally, I put a crown atop my Mom in the photo from Grade 5 to signify the fact that she was queen of her high school in Grade 13. This is indeed a very personal piece and is my entry for this week's Step Outside Your Box Saturday challenge.

6 comments:

Sherry/Cherie said...

How special this is! Your mother must have been over joyed when she opened this Heather. What a loving & incredible keepsake!

Simple Journeys said...

Heather, this is a lovely sentimental piece. You combined all the elements to nicely. Your mother must have been pleased.

Karen Owen said...

This beautiful piece is even more special because of its meaning and the tribute to your mother. I love that little dog with the glasses.

Mary-Beth said...

Beautiful piece Heather!Bet your Mom loved it!

anne said...

What a lovey piece. I bet your mum was very pleased with it.

Dawn said...

I am speechless Heather - what a fantastic story and it's so dear to your heart, what you have done with the photos is amazing, how you did it now that's a different story!!!!
Your mum must have adored this.
I love visiting here there is always so much to see and read about.