The challenge at The Three Muses this week is ” Ancestors ” . thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com
I don’t have any ! Well I do we all do but I don’t have any photographs . So what have I done, Ive borrowed my good friend Barbara’s ,and besides her family is prettier than mine. !
The two children in the photograph are Anniki and Paavo born in Finland 1920 and Anniki is Barbaras grandmother and the little boy is her Uncle. Anniki studied Art and design and later became a photographer which was something unusual for a young woman at this time.
One of her main hobbies was to travel and to capture these images with her camera.
She died at the young age of fifty leaving behind the most beautiful album of photographs documenting her life , her travels , her spirit and freedom .
This photograph is a tribute to Barbara’s grandmother who she never met but learned to love her through the photographs she left behind.
Marie! It is amazing!Thanks for sharing! I would never have thought of black as a very good background colour in card-making (if this sentence makes any sense. What I mean that the card is so well-balanced! Love it!
Gorgeous tribute and wonderful to have documented photo's, Marie!
Marie, what a great tribute to Barbara's family. You have brought a story to life and made a perfect piece of family history her and your presentation is lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Three Muses.
Your friend will treaasure this beautiful tribute to her ancestors. Thank you for sharing their story with us!
This is fabulous ,love the gold and back and that frame is beautiful, lovely to have the story of the photograph too.
They were very cute. Never mind that the story is not of your family still is a beautiful story. You must have many stories, large families always have.
What a beautiful card, i love the gold in it
A fabulous photo, even if it's not your ancestors; and I love the gorgeous frame you have created for it!
Stunning work love how you framed the picture giving it a vintage look that is perfect. Wonderful to have the back story as well that little girl grew into a fabulous sounding woman. XOXO Zoe
Gorgeous little piece, stunning colours giving a lovely rich tone to the vintage feel – I had to lol at 'borrowing' the ancestors – very creative xxx
Thank you my lovely Marie … it's a card-story for me , it' s the romantic part of my family .You make me always smile & feeling good …XXX , Barbara
This is absolutely beautiful, I really love everything about it x
Hi Marie, I love all the gold. And Barbara's family is indeed beautiful. How sweet of her to lend you her ancestors. That was a fascinating story about Anniki. I hope we see more of the photos in the album. BTW, your work in silhouettes is really wonderful.
That's a wonderful entry, great work.
This is absolutely an absolutely stunning card!!!!