Friday, August 28, 2009

Saturday Surprise - Down on the Farm


I grew up with stories about "life on the farm" from my Dad. He talked about feeding the barn cats by squiriting them with milk directly from the cow's udder. He also described long days and back breaking work as well as worrying about crops and "making ends meet". We visited his childhood farm home a few years ago and wandered through the abandoned house that has since been torn down. In it were bits and pieces of former tenants....a doll, an old chair, dishes. The house and barn sat atop a hill on the most gorgeous piece of land. It seemed to me to be haunted by the ghosts of all those who had once called it home. This is my entry for the Saturday Surprise challenge this week.

9 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Heather! Your collage work is so beautiful! This one is adorable and your 3 Muse one has me thinking I should watch out for items to use from magazines instead of just the craft stores!lol Very nice! Sincerely, Jeannette

Debby said...

And this house is so incredible. I have it sitting in my own personal collection and it is beyond awesome. I love it Heather!
Debby

Linda Elbourne said...

This is beautiful work Heather

Catharina Maria said...

Your work is again beautiful !
Love from the Netherlands RINI

Val Foster said...

This is definitely an awesome piece. Just beautiful. I love the story behind it. And is that a piece of real rusted metal? It looks like it, and I love it. If so, where did you find that? It's fantastic, and so perfect for this piece. Hugs to you.

Sharon said...

This is so lovely Heather and the story so touching.
Sharon

Anneke said...

you have given this theme very well heather

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

This piece really grabbed my attention visually, and then with the story you told - it touched my heart. Truly lovely! xo

having a {me} day said...

This is so beautiful and I love your story. katxx