Thursday, April 15, 2010

Theme Thursday - Hats or Crowns


When she was in her early twenties, my Grandmother sat for a studio photograph while she was living in Toronto. I've always loved the dreamy quality of this picture of her and wonder what her life was like back in that time. I decided that I wanted to use it in one of my pieces and that I wanted to give my, now 96 year old, Gram royal status by adding a chipboard crown. Her favourite colour is purple and I always think of her love of flowers and the row of multi-coloured snapdragons that she so carefully tended along the side of her house. This is my entry for the Theme Thursday challenge this week.this week.

14 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is lovely Heather - a nice snapshot to honour your grandmother x

Julie said...

What a glorious portrait of your grandmother, Heather! This is priceless--you've honored her so beautifully!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

indybev said...

What a lovely tribute to your grandmother, Heather. She was so beautiful. Don't you wish she'd kept a journal?

Rhonda said...

Absolutely delightful, Heather! This is a wonderful photo, she looks so happy - perhaps she was in love! Thank you for sharing your memories of your royal Gram. cheers!

Rosemary said...

This is a lovely homage to your Grandmommy!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is fantastic! xxoo

Kelly said...

this is lovely! great tribute to your grandma!

batesjudy said...

Heather,

I can see your face in your Gram's picture. There is a stong resemblance !! That is a compliment.

Your friend, Judy

Silvia said...

Wow, fantastic colours, wonderful tribute to your grandmother.

Oxana said...

Just so beautiful!!!!

Daphne said...

Fab piece, i just adore youre background!

Charlotte said...

Lovely tribute! It must be hat day. On Susanna Sketchbook this wee she has NY Easter Bonnet Parade post!

http://susannassketchbook.typepad.com/susannas_sketchbook/2010/04/the-new-york-easter-bonnet-parade-part-ii.html

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful! Such a wonderful artwork with your Grandmother. Kim

maxcon said...

its great to still have the old picture of your grandmother