Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My header photo

This photo of my late mother was taken about 1918 outside the cottage where she, and her children, grew up. It is my mother I have to thank for her nurturing of my creative spirit in the many hours we spent together making scrapbooks, drawing, knitting, embroidering and just chatting about 'girl stuff'. Thanks mum.

4 comments:

Lamina said...

Hi,
Wow.. what a great photo.. love it :) No plastic toys there!!! I especially love the teddy bears they look SO sweet! Is one missing his arms? poor teddy :(

Sans said...

This is one of the best non postcard photos I have ever seen, Norma. You are lucky to still have it. The composition is so perfect I thought this was a page off a book or a post card!

Norma said...

Yes we are very very lucky to have this and other wonderful photos of my mother as a child and young woman. I think that the composition shows a good deal of thought, the (amateur) photographer was a family friend. As a child I played with the kitchen dresser and chest of drawers, and I think that might be "Mary" leaning against the dresser :)

Tracy said...

What an incredible photo! Such fantastic toys, and your mother looks like a most interesting little girl. Thanks for sharing!