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Friday, June 20, 2008

Birds Of a Feather

I've hoarded this photo that Ava took of her oldest daughter, Emily, for 21 years. I once helped Em enter a literary-themed Jack O'Lantern decorating contest at the public library with a pumpkin that looked like Pippi Longstocking. She won first place (of course)!!!!! Since Emily's been on my mind lately, I did some journal pages about her, and I've included many of Patricia J. Mosca's affirmations from http://writingaffirmations.blogspot.com/ from her blog at "From the Inside Out," as well as a Hindu prayer for hope. All my favorite elements are also here: a precious girl, watercolor, pink, yellow, a feather boa, and black and white checkerboard! I love you Emma Bean.

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23 comments:

pattie said...

Straight from the heart! FABULOUS!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow they are unbelievable creations again.
Love them. Great work.

Thanks for this stunning entry´s to Saturday´s Workout.

Bettie said...

Beautiful, really beautiful

Anonymous said...

Alberta!!!!! My sister I know!!! You are so awesome! I love your blog!!! I am so finally glad that I somewhat got to meet you! Your art is so awesome~ I look up to you! I have to see your attic! You will now be one of my inspiration's!
Yvette your neighbor

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my gosh, if I were Emily, I'd be sobbing huge tears. This is such a touching and wonderful tribute. Love the colors, and love your journal entries. Kudos to you for trying new things!

Willy said...

Wonderful pages!

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous.

Chriss Rollins said...

these pages are so different I adore them and the 2 on the post below too.
my children watched pippi langstrump in german all those years ago.
love your blob and will be back
chriss x

Faye said...

How very beautiful! I love the story behind the images and the sweet relationship you have with your sister and her daughter.

Alberta & Ava said...

I am so lucky. I had the boys; Ava had the girls, and we share our children. When they were tiny, they thought we were completely interchangeable and didn't care whom they crawled in bed with. In fact, Emily's always called me Ain't Mom!

Dreamer said...

This is lovely. I always enjoy reading your blog and lovely artwork and envy the wonderful relationship as sisters. Lovely colours

Barbara Hagerty said...

What fabulously vibrant pages! There's lots of life, here!! Adorable photograph and gorgeous colors and roses! Very beautiful!!

E.T said...

pvhnh
gorgeous colours! lovely work!

katydiddy said...

Just found you through Inspiration Thursday. Your work is wonderful! I'll be back!

Katy said...

This is really beautiful. I am still struggling with the idea of a art journal. I love and admire them so much, but haven't found a groove for myself.

Tammie Lee said...

Ah, this is charming and wonderful. How sweet of you to honor her with art!

Jean said...

lovely pages, Alberta, sweet and inspiring...

Basteljette said...

Beautiful creations and great colours!!!

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

adore your colour selection. Beautiful work

Giggles said...

Beautiful, colors of my heart! A sweet love!

Hugs Giggles

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh! I love everything abou this!

Origami Nightingale said...

These pieces are so vibrant and full of life! I so appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving comments! I'm glad to have you add me to your blog roll and I'll add you as well!

peace,
Courtney

Sija said...

Fabulous pages!