Friday, 22 January 2010

Lovely stuff


Just to wish you all a great weekend free from creative frustration - I am going through it myself. I thought I would share this leather tag my little sister made me with a photo of us on the beach looking after a stranded guillemot (We now think) At the time we called it our penguin, but it did not surrvive as we found its body the next day.  This was on one of those wonderful wild north Norfolk beaches where my father would fish from the shore and we would spend days and days on an almost empty beach with sand as far as the eye could see in both directions. I guess I must be about nine or ten. I have put the tag on a page from one of my journals in which I made a collage of some of the scrummy paper I got in a pack from a local store. I may write on it later, but the colours went well with the beach theme - although it was usually pretty nippy on that North Sea coast.

7 comments:

Printed Material said...

Great colour combination Jill. I love yellow ochre and purple together.How nice to have a sister who makes things for you and to have such lovely shared memories. Lesley.

marigold jam said...

I agree with Lesley - she has taken the words out of my mouth! Love that scrapbook page and the lovely tag too.

Jane

Leenie said...

It must have been child heaven to have a beach like that. Nice collage. Fun colors.

Kate said...

The colours are beautiful and what a lovely story, it was clearly a defining moment for you both to have remembered it so clearly. Enjoy your weekend.

Menopausal musing said...

Another lover of the ochre/purple combination here.............. The two colours just "work"!

Have a great weekend. At the time of writing, Pickle is fast asleep on the settee, no outing tonight!!!!!!

Ticking stripes said...

Loving your art Jill. Great image! I made journal pages following your instructions at the beginning of the month-just need time to fill it in!

pinkfairygran said...

Well, as I live on the North Norfolk coast, I know what you mean about sand in every direction as far as the eye could see, and such lovely sand too. And I absolutely adore your pages... so envious of your talent, this should be in green!! I daren't show you my poor little effort of a creative calendar....