11 December 2007

Half Polish


I've started this page after visiting this great and clever challenge blog: http://perspectiveschallenge.blogspot.com/
The challenge was to scrap about your background. After loosing my father last year, this is on my mind (almost) all the time. It was hard for me to choose a story that would fit in to one page. And then I found this slide at my mothers house... Well I've missed the deadline for the challenge, but it did inspire me. And that's more important. I'm thinking of making some more of these "background" pages.
The journaling is about me being half polish, and us going to Poland a lot. I've found this slide and was touched to discover my fathers photography talent. I new about it, but I'm sad that we can't talk about it anymore.
I also describe what I see on the picture and that the women with the little girl my mum is with me as a toddler. It must have been 1974 or '75. I always loved being in Poland, and I've always missed it a lot. (and still do)

13 comments:

Magpie said...

Love the layout! It can be wonderfully therapeutic to scrap about childhood memories. You can laugh over the outdated clothes and hairstyles and do some remembering with a smile on your face instead of with sadness. Glad you got around to doing this one, even if it was too late for the challenge.

*Fauve* said...

Its perfect,the picture the embellishments etc.

Lisa said...

Love the layout. I really like old photos. I'm working with some now and I like the washed out colors, the clothes, the subject, etc..

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Your layouts is GREAT! Love all the details!

xxxMarieke

MsGrace said...

this is awesome. cool challenge.

~Nancy~ said...

Girl.. how awesome is THIS!!! Love the story behind this page.. you absolutely did an amazing job with this challenge!!!!! XXX

Jo said...

I think this is your best LO ever!! I love it!!!

staceyfike said...

my good friend is from poland (near krakow), that is how i know my polish name.
i'll have to ask her to translate the second half of your comment:) and you should totally get hooked up with pandora somehow, it's music candy for your ears :)

idanasi said...

I am sorry about your dad.
He was very talented indeed.

Beautiful layout.
Thanks for telling me about SIS :]
And Laila Tov to you too :)

Staci Compher said...

...love the page....and such a great thing to scrap about {{hugs}}

kim brimhall said...

that is a great page. i have a friend from the netherlands. his last name is dekock. anyway, love the blog!!

Debbi said...

What a great Idea! I am going to visit that blog. Great work on your LO.

Marie said...

Very wonderful page!