Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Dad


This is the last picture of my dad before he died.
I made a shadow box with the picture and also with
his wallet with some of the contents on display.
The shadow box has a fishing theme because my dad
was an avid fisherman.


I never dreamed this would fit so many challenges
The theme
Father and Daughter/Son from
People and/or Places
The Great Outdoors

Notice the small picture at the bottom on one side of the box,
that's me. I was in high school when that was taken. He carried
that picture in his wallet since 1956.


19 comments:

Padster said...

That is just so special - Jeanette - simply fabulous
Hugs,
Debbie x

crafty creations said...

Jeanette what a beauitful way to display the treasured memories of your dad.

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

susan said...

What a wonderful and beautiful tribute to your Dad and memory for you! Isn't it amazing that he carried that picture of you all of those years? Did you know that picture was there? I found pictures of me that I never knew he had in his wallet. Biy, did the tears flow that day! Dads are very special.

BelleSouth said...

So great that you could do this for your memories of him!

Faye said...

What a beautiful tribute to your father, Jeanette. You must have been such a joy to him, as evidenced by the fact he carried the picture almost 50 years.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful piece Jeanette! So special! x

becnalec said...

wow, such a beautiful tribute for such wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

Hello Jeanette - just discovered your fabulous blog on one of my 'nosey' bloghops!! What a beautiful keepsake & tribute to your dad, so very special & personal, TFS!!
Ann xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful, even more so because it is so personal x

Jaqi said...

How beautiful, and what special memories it must hold. You can tell this has been made with love, and Im sure your Dad would be delighted with what you have made. Its so special and thank you so much for sharing this , its lovely

Basslady said...

a very moving and lovely idea for a card!

beautiful and touching...GREAT!!!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Cath Wilson said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad - it's a fab idea and turned out really, really well.

2amscrapper said...

Beautiful and so touching about your photo.

lisa said...

That's so special.
Thanks for joining in with Sketchy Thursdays x

Jessie said...

It's wonderful!

msfreida said...

OHHH JEANETTE...this is SOOO FABULOUS! What a wonderful memory layout! SOOO creative! You've given me some awesome ideas for the things my mother had in her wallet too! I TOTALLY love this! :)

Hugs~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So very very very touching!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeee that photo and the background is perfect!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Jeanette I love what you have done here with your fathers photies what a great idea I may have to try this one for myself take care ju x

Neet said...

A lovely tribute - the fishing background is beautiful and the composition on top is so well done. Congratulations on such a lovely piece of artwork which you will be able to treasure for always.