Friday, February 26, 2010

Lent, today and yesterday!

I have spent week 1 of Lent reflecting. Rather than giving something up this year, I was planning on adding in. I haven't been exercising as much as I should and my goal was to add more exercise. Along came the sinus infection. I will get to it next week I am sure. In the meantime I have been doing lots of introspection and reflecting.

I remembered this photograph of my dad when he was probably about 2 years old. It was taken in front of his house or his grandmothers house on Whitsuntide. My understanding was that each church got their respective congregations together all dressed in white to parade through the streets. What a celebration of the Holy Spirit! In today's world where we are influenced so much by non-spiritual activities, wouldn't it be amazing to see this show of faith? In today's world we march and walk for many "causes". What about the indwelling of the Holy Spirit? Isn't that cause for celebration too? Just something to ponder....

My layout was created with Graphic 45, Prima and Crafty Secret Products. I do all of my cutting by hand. I love getting out my melamine dinner plates for circle shapes. I trace them, cut them and distress the edges using scissors. (The ultimate thrifty crafter - don't call me cheap!. For the photo corners, I used old brass pieces. I took the tarnish off of them using steel wool. I used dimensional tape to secure some of the flowers and the journaling strips. I generally use tacky craft glue for the flowers, since they seem to stay put better for me! I hope this picture lasts another 80 years to show my descendants some of our family traditions.

Have a peaceful weekend!


theelfqueen said...

A beautiful page and a beautiful sentiment!

Jocelyn said...

A stunning page!!!! What a great inspiring post!!!

Ali said...

Beautiful work Victoria!!! Love the thoughts you expressed as well.... feel better soon, too!

Jane said... is not like it used to sad! I think a walk for the Holy Spirit is a great cause!!!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Gorgeous layout Victoria!! Sad to think that things aren't like they used to be. Lovely post, good food for thought!

Loved your comment about natures bling!! Thanks!