Thursday, March 1, 2012

"OLW" Blog Hop...

Hello sweet friends,

Bird Image: Brave Girl's Club

It is not always easy to fly,
Yet I believe...

Image: Pinterest
We all have angel wings,
sometimes I forget...

Image: iPhone  Histogram App  lens  John S  film  Blanko flash  Cherry Shine

Around my neck this I wear,

a beautiful reminder... 

Image: iPhone Hipstomatic, lens  John S  film  Ina's 1969
So come with me, where dreams are born,
and time is never planned. Just
think of happy things,
and your heart will FLY on wings, forever, in
Never Never Land...
Peter Pan

Image:   family album
Look at me, swinging high into the air,
so young, so fearless...

And this is how the pages look within my album, which is really more of an altered journal using bits and pieces of vintage ephemera.  If you would like to see the beginning of this project, go here Come Fly With Me

Left page:   "scrap lifted" a concept from Betsy Samarco, design team member, Jenny Bowlin Blog
I created the faux vintage flashcards with my "OLW"  The little crystal blossoms are vintage, aren't they sweet?
Right Page:  Shopped my old stash and found, PHEOBE BasicGrey paper pad and for fun added a little strip of vintage lace.

Left page:  I snapped a photo of the beautiful sky, while standing in my front yard.  No embellishments, simple word strips.

Right page:  Was struggling with Ali's promt to include a full page self portrat when I remembered this black & white photo of me as a little girl and thought it would be perfect to capture my "OLW" FLY...

Thank you for visiting me today,

The next person on the blog hop is,

The entire blog hop list is at the bottome of this post
 Spread your wings and fly...

Participant list "OLW" March 1 blog hop...
Melissa S
Catherine   _________You are here
Melissa C
Monica B
Heidi D
Jen R
Missus W
Dawn G
Orange Gearle


Ruth said...

I love your take on February's task.

Sharyn said...

Oh how beautiful. Love the way you wrote your post and your little album is sich a sweet vintage inspired piece. I like your fly quote too. Thank you for visiting my blog. Sharyn @

Kimberlee Gerstmann said...

Wow... what an amazing project you have going. I love it. :D I want you to do my OLW for me. LOL. Gorgeous stuff.

Missus Wookie said...

What a gorgeous project and that self portrait is indeed perfect for this.

Cynthia said...

Truly stunning Catherine. Your interpretation of the assignment is so creative and so your word. Thank you so much for sharing! I love it.

Cheri said...

I love your very unique approach to the February prompt. Your mini album is gorgeous.

Donna said...

I love your album. It is so unique. Great take on the prompt.

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful, creative way to capture your journey! Love your self-portrait, perfect!

kelly said...

love how you chose to display your photos in this lovely album. so beautiful and creative. look forward to seeing more. love, kelly

Jen Ritchie said...

Love this! So beautiful and well written!

Nikki said...

beautiful photos - so inspiring - I love your blog.

Rose Brier Studio said...

Catherine, you never fail to make me smile with your beautiful art and sweet, sweet nature. Love this work. Yes, fly and peter pan are indelibly connected in my world too!

Naomi said...

Katherine, your artwork is really amazing... so colorful and inspiring.

MonicaB said...

WOW! I'm speechless. This is an amazing work of art.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh, Catherine, it's so lovely to see your art work again. I always admire your beautiful and thoughtful details. Love the use of the Hipstomatic photo and the classic photo of you on the swing. Well done, my dear! All of it!

Karen F said...

This is really cool. I love that you are doing a journal. I really love your picture focus of you as a girl "flying" on the swing, Thanks for sharing.
Karen F

Lisa said...

I just love your unique view and how you're expressing yourself through your word. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

JennL said...

beautiful project this month! sorry it took me so long to comment, i've been out of town since the hop went live. see you next month. xoxo

K. Hutson said...

Beautiful pics...what a unique way to tackle the project.... love it.