Friday, June 19, 2009
ATCs from Dubai; Memory Albums
How delighted I was today to find mail from Deepa in Dubai! I feel like I am in a huge circle of friends that spans around the world and it does!!!! This wonderful postcard is of the Burj Al Arab, a 7 star hotel, the 2nd tallest hotel building in the world. The lights on it keep changing colors! How cool is that! I love that Deepa sent explanations to go with each of her ATCs. They are exquisite. Look carefully at the details in this one. You might want to click to enlarge both. Thank you Deepa. I am honored to have your beautiful art in my home! I've been busy the last couple of days gathering photos of family to take to family. This album will go to my Aunt Mimi and Uncle Harry on Sunday when we celebrate their 90th years. Cousins are coming from all over the map! The album spans their lives from when they met at the end of WWII and my birth shortly after that to the present. On our upcoming road trip we will visit my sister in law in Minnesota for a "Life Celebration" honouring my mother in law who died in January this year and my nephews' graduation from The University of Minnesota in the Drama Department this past May. I love that by chance the photo of my DH is peeking around to see the photo of his ma on the cover of this album. The photos inside span her life from the end of WWII to December 2008 when we were last together. And in the meantime I have added Internet Access to my cell phone. I am struggling to learn how to "type" on the teeny tiny itsy bitsy key board, how to access email and blogs on the internet. It ain't easy either!!!! I feel generationally challenged for the first time ever.