Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Girl’s Pictorial Journal of Years Past

Worn and Torn but Still Lives

It has been several years since I have tried to use textures, but I’ve decided it is time to reteach myself. This is my first attempt, and it certainly leaves a lot to be desired. Still, I have to start somewhere. This album belonged to my children’ father’s mother. It is filled with pictures, newspaper articles, and notes from her friends spanning from high school through college. It is truly a treasure.

"Tonight, as I looked out my window
At the snowflakes, lovely and white,
I thought of the days of my childhood
Long past, all so happy and bright,”
~Gertrude TooledBuckingham, “The First Show of the Season” (1940s)

This post is linked with Little Things Thursdays over at Kim’s blog, Little by Little
NF DAM ~ Digital Art Meme


  1. I wonder what people will make of all these blogs at some future point?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. Beautiful image. And I do like that little poem! Have a nice day!

  3. What a treasure!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I love your story and your work. It is beautiful. Do you know I have a meme for things like that?
    NF DAM.
    If you are reteaching yourself you should link up ;) Check it out at

  5. Indeed that is a treasure. Happy Thanksgiving!

    I would be happy to share my cranberry orange recipe with you:

    2 large oranges
    1 12 oz. bag cranberries (this equals three cups)
    1 cup sugar
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Squeeze juice from oranges-should give you 1 cup. Make up the amount with water if needed. in a 2 quart saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce to a nice simmer stirring occasionally, cooking until cranberries pop. Should take between 5-8 minutes but can be longer if needed. Mixture will thicken as it chills. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Will keep up to 4 days.

    Honestly mine never lasts 4 days :).

  6. very cool. happy Thanksgiving!! thankful for our friendship. ( :

  7. You know something. Your photo is great.

  8. Beautiful texture, Genie!

  9. Hm, don't know if my comment came through ... a beautiful texture! - and I love any kind of paper! Happy weekend:)

  10. I think you did a great job with the editing, I really like it


  11. The textures and tones enhance the beautiful ageing of this priceless little treasure. It's gorgeous and so is the photo.

  12. Oh wonderful! What a treasure for the whole family!

  13. Textures are so much fun. You did well! Thanks for joining us this week at Little Things Thursday!