mandag 14. mars 2011

Say Hello to my dad!

My dad is like those migrant birds: he leaves the country some time before Christmas and doesn't show up until about easter again. I can understand why: the western part of Norway, where he lives, is wet and cold during winter (no snow really, and if they get snow, the authorities doesn't know how to handle it), and Las Palmas, Canary Islands, is a much better place to spend those awful 4-5 months.





The Canary Islands is a five-and-a-half hour plane flight from Norway, so obviously we don't see him much during winter. But this winter we did, as we spent a whole week on the islands!





The photos of him might not be of best quality, but I don't really care, I scrap them anyway. I rather want to help the kids to remember that grandpa actually lived on those islands, and that he still could raise a glass in a beach restaurant at the age of 75, than not doing it because the photos was a little orange...





The idea to this layout came when I saw the sketch challenge #21 at MME and the theme: Celebrate Today. My dad all reasons to celebrate that spesific Sunday, finally having his daughter and grand children visiting him.


Thank you for stopping by to see my dad and my work :-)

7 kommentarer:

Daniela sa...

This is so cute! I love it!

Nadia Cannizzo sa...

Hmmmm...wish I too was some kind of migrant bird...lol. Awesome that you scrapped your dad..I love the colours too and the papers you have used. Wish you luck in the challenge.

Rhonda V. sa...

Hilde, I love this layout! I never care about the "perfection" of said photo either! If it's not just right I alter it to sepia or B/W and go on about telling the story!

Beautiful job with the sketch and best wishes with the contest!!!

AnnaB sa...

Å, härlig layout! Min mamma har bott på Teneriffa tidigare, så jag har också haft en immigrerad föräldrer. Henne såg vi nog ännu mindre av, för hon hade inte kvar något boende här hemma utan var borta nästan hela året. Toppen att du scrappat om din pappa!

Sandy Ang sa...

Your work is just amazing - the details and the way you use colour. Thanks for coming by and leaving such a kind comment on my Haiku mini-book. I'm just stunned by what's happened in Japan now.

Monique sa...

This is amazing!! love the design, the colors, the photos, everything!!! and great that you scrapped your dad!

Scrap Savvy sa...

Great layout Hilde! I bet your dad loves it! I think it is important to scrap important memories and not just the perfect photos too.