Thursday, October 22, 2009

Theme Thursday - Faces

I've been mulling over ideas of what to get my mom for Christmas. Of course, she doesn't want anything, and has threatened me if I send her something. So, I decided to do a tag book of my grandmother. She was baptized Anastasia, much to the displeasure of her parents, but the priest wanted her named after a saint instead of simply Stella. But she has always been known as Stella. She had a hard life. The last nine years of her life were spent in the grips of dementia. She passed just over 100 years old. I do remember how lovingly she'd brush mu hair and rub my back (I was the first grandchild). So, I'm offering the first tag of my tribute to "Anastasia" for this theme.

13 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful!

Willy said...

The tag is fabulous! Love your idea of the tagbook.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Gorgeous card.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful tag!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful tag and tribute- lovely post!

Jann said...

I love your beautiful arch--it's wonderful, and all of your art is so interesting and fun to see--love the "faces" piece, also . . .

Sandie R said...

This is a wonderful tag and I think your mom will be very very happy to receive the tag book you are creating.

Ed said...

Beautiful name and beautiful tag - I love how you put it together xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Touching and SO beautiful Lynn, I would think this to be THE perfect gift too! Sweet of you to share about your special grandmother!
oxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

hope you are doing well Lynn, just wanted to pop by and say Happy Halloween and very best wishes!
oxo ~*~ Patty

Heather Robinson said...

How meaningful and touching to put together a tag book for your Mom. There is nothing better than a personal gift such as this one. YOu have inspired me to do something special for my Mom this Christmas. Beautiful story and gorgeous tag.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Lynn...thank you for visiting my blog...I truly appreciate it. I am looking at the beautiful family photo and read about your decision to do a tag book...what a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift. Hope all is well with you. Kind regards. Hugs, Gayle.

Effie said...

Well I think he's fabulously creative.......love it!