Saturday, March 27, 2010

tell me have you ever seen me

I was looking through some old stuff yesterday. Throughout my life I've always made books. Books of stuff. Books about nothing much. Just about life, I guess. I found this one which is about 15 years old. It's jam packed with drawings, photos, thoughts and ideas. I hadn't looked through it for years.

This page, particularly, made me smile. Not just because it looks like one of my drawings. And not just because Weller and Young can all be found amongst the stamps and other bits and pieces from places I've visited. But mostly because this is, without a doubt, my favourite photo of my mam and dad. Looking fabulous. Looking like a couple of young Mods.

I'm getting this urge. A feeling that I might just draw this entire page in one of my Moleskines.

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Anonymous Tim said...

It does look like one of your drawings and you should draw it in your Moleskine.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous lene said...

yes. it would be nice to see it in drawing.
i can't wait to see it. :)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Margaret Ann said...

Amazing... I too thought it a page from one of you sketchbook...Sweet memories...Lovely photo of your parents! :)

5:24 PM  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

What Tim and Lene and Margaret said -I say ditto.
Please? Pretty please. with sugar?

3:05 AM  
Blogger "JeanneG" said...

If anyone can do it, you can.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Claire M said...

What a cool photo to have of your Mom and Dad. I think sketching this page is a great idea!!

4:09 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...

That looks great! Such a cool layout (and Stephen is there too) but your folks steal the page, although I can't think when I last read 'Surathani' - what a place!

Print and publish!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

i love an old photo and this one is wonderful especially sitting among all those bits and pieces. a little scrapbook.
oh i cannot wait to see your drawing.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Dan Kent said...

Do it! Do it! Do it!

1:41 PM  
Blogger K Spoering said...

Love the rat-tail comb in your Mom's hand! brings back the days....

7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Im trying to have a daily sketchbook ,organizer ,journal,all in one book. Im just starting to learn all this scrapbooking and journaling daily. can you please show some of your pages and explain how to do these books.It would mean alot.
Thank you,

2:28 AM  
Blogger Nikira said...

Beautiful combination, especially photo looks so emotional. Drawing would be amazing in your style.

2:42 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

It's a lovely photo isn't it? It's a lovely spread actually. I think I'm going to attempt drawing this, but I don't know how I'll tackle the photo. Hmmmmm.

Did you spot the monkey (my mother is holding it)? It seemed that throughout my childhood if you were having a photo taken you had a monkey thrust in your hands? That doesn't seem to happen anymore. Which can only be a good thing.

Linda, I don't really do any scrapbooking. Or journalling. For me it's all drawing - there are the odd exceptions, but they are few and far between. I'd say the best thing is to join the Everyday Matters group (if you haven't already). You'll find a lot of help there.

Cheers, my dears.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

You have such cool parents! I hope my children can think something similar of me in the years to come! :)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Jenea said...

Great photo! :)

3:27 PM  
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1:21 AM  

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