Sunday, November 16, 2008

Craftaway a Sunday - Heritage

A couple of Christmases ago, my parents presented my Sister and I with family tree books, one for each side of our family. We each received two binders filled with information about the people who came before us....photos, stories, tragic tales. I love to just leaf through them because each time I do I discover another interesting tidbit about my heritage. I use the photos in these binders sometimes to create artwork. This piece features a photo of my aunt and my Dad in front of their farmhouse. It is a black and white photograph but I used a little chalk to colour it slightly because I had visited this house and knew that it was red. I added elements using beeswax. This is my entry for this week's Craftaway a Sunday challenge.

16 comments:

Seona said...

Wow what an amazing gift to receive, so much of what makes us who we are gets lost in time! Thanks for sharing this with us in this fabulous piece and for taking part Heather, have a great week! Seona@CAS

Sanja said...

what a lovely photo,Heather!:0)))

Viv's Visuals said...

From an avid family historian I know how precious these albums are to you.... your use of the images is stunning Heather and I bet when youre creating these pieces you think constantly about the person in the images and how their life was....

Sally said...

This is a great piece of work - love the image and how you have displayed it.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Heather this is really really wonderful.
Brilliant design. Love them.

Kreativgeschwafel said...

that's really fantastic!

Ed said...

Gorgeous Heather, I love it - and lucky you to have such thoughtful parents to give you some of your family history.
There is something on my blog for you if you would like to pop over to collect it :-)

sharon said...

How lovely Heather. Very nostalgic. Thank you for my lovely ATC's which arrived yesterday. xx

Moira said...

A lovely piece and what sweet memories. I wanted to say Congratulations on Art of the Week at Mixed Media Monday, so deserved with those cheeky art dolls!

Dawn said...

Heather you always have such great family pieces this is just gorgeous.

Kris Dickinson said...

Heather, I've nominated you for an award on my blog. As you know I adore what you do! (((HUGS)) - Kris

Faye said...

Heather, once again you have touched heartstrings with your gorgeous art work. Most of us want to hang onto our heritage. How wonderful of your mother to realize that her girls would want to keep track of their family history. Beautiful job with the beeswax.

Diana Evans said...

what a wonderful gift!!! treasure it Heather...I remember working on Brad's family tree for my Father-in-Law ( God rest his soul) he was so proud of it and all the work I put into it....I will have to update it and keep it alive for family....

thanks for the inspiration and reminder!!!

Hugs
Diana

Kimmie said...

What a lovely ATC and tradition!

Gaby Bee said...

I have been so busy and not blogging much lately but I love your latest artwork! Enjoyed the visit today...
Gaby xo

vintage wil said...

Heather what a lovely foto !!!
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heather look on my blog i have a Award for you i like your work verry much .