Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Created ByHand - Doors and Windows; Crazy Amigo Challenge - Paint


This round robin page was made for a teacher who chose "Vintage School Days" as the theme of her journal. School has always been a big part of my family. My paternal Grandmother taught in a one-room schoolhouse and both my mother and sister are also teachers. I used the schoolhouse where my grandmother taught combined with one of my mother's class photos (she's the one framed by a star). Inside the windows are pictures of my Dad in school. He looks like he wasn't always well-behaved judging from the sparkle in his eye as he sits at his desk next to his favourite cousin! This in my entry for this week's Created ByHand challenge with the theme of "doors and windows" and the Crazy Amigo Challenge that asked us to use paint in our creations this week.

18 comments:

vintage wil said...

Beautiful card !great image !!!

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Just Gorgeous, I really love this Sarah x

Willy said...

Wonderful piece, Heather!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is stunning.
Wonderful LO. Love it.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous heather! Thanks for playing with crazy Amigo's!

Femmy said...

beautiful Heather!!love the faces behind the little windows!!

Buffy said...

Such a beautiful collage and so personal too.Love the stars at the bottom,that reminds me of school.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

This is great. The children behind the window..very beautiful.

Diane said...

Absolutely wonderful, Heather! I love it.

lorhen82 said...

My brother-in-law's mother also taught in a one-room schoolhouse. I believe the building is still there, although it's abaondoned. It pains me to see historic buildings like that wasting away without anyone taking care of them. I've always thought it would be so cool to convert one into a house to live in! I love how you incorporated your dad into this piece! ~Lori

Diana Evans said...

wonderful work Heather!!! I love it....

Amy said...

Sweet color's and design. I love the tiny window's! School aged children are the best! Happy day to you.

Marilyn Rock said...

This is so beautiful and meaningful!

RubyMay said...

You always make such lovely pieces Heather. This is stunning x

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with the above comments, this piece is fantastic!
Gaby xo

Annes Art said...

Gorgeous Heather!

José said...

What a beautiful piece. Wonderful!

Deborah March said...

Wonderfully detailed piece Heather!