Had lots of fun with this yesterday. Inspired by ScrapFit Workout #63 sketch and Glitter Girl’s challenge to scrap vintage photos. These photos are from when my family had about five acres of land outside of the city that my dad wanted to retire on ‘someday’. It was uncleared at first, but my dad cleared an area at the front for a house that he never built. We would go out on weekends and my brother and I would run in the woods exploring while my dad cut down trees, planted trees or whatever project he had at the time. My parents sold the land when I was about 8 or 9 because the taxes went up drastically. We had so many great adventures there.
Seems to be the main way I create these days. I finished my first page of the new year over the last couple of days. I used last week’s sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, but didn’t use the prompt colours. This photo of my littlest’s eyelashes was sitting on top of my pile of photos waiting to be sorted and put in albums was calling to me for some attention. I’ve wanted to scrap my love of my boys’ lovely eyelashes for awhile now. Strangely my husband’s lashes don’t affect me as much as my sons’ do. I think it’s the combination of sweet little boy cheeks and innocent eyes that really does it.
Sadly, Heidi, Julie and Diana of Sketchy Thursdays have decided to end their blog challenge. This week is the last sketch they’ll post. I’ll miss them. They’ve been my very favourite sketch challenge that I turn to for inspiration.
I wound up needing surgery to get my wrist plated last week so it would heal properly. So now I don’t have a cast and can wiggle my fingers and even grasp things lightly with my right hand. I did manage to do a couple of pages last week – simple and took a l0t longer than usual, but it felt great to create pages again. Very therapeutic.
These were inspired by a sketch challenge on the Crate Paper blog (thanks Monica B!) but I missed the deadline so couldn’t enter them. Funny thing is, I did two based on the same sketch at the same time working side by side on my table. Not sure why, but it was interesting. I’m doing the same thing again with a scraplift.