Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Old & Loved

Collage, Mosaic, Storyboard all different words, different spellings but all are related in that they usually tell a story with the images which are embedded within them.  Whether it be a story of time, of place, of someone or something, a color or a shape or tone.  Some can be complex, comprised of hundreds of images, while others can be as simple as two or three.   In January I began creating a storyboard each week, choosing 7 images that represent my week posting it here every Sunday.  At the end of the year it will be my life in 52 storyboards.  To me pictures always speak louder than words.

Since beginning Kim Klassen's "Beyond Layers" class she has provided us with textures (ofcourse) lessons & templates for storyboards, encouraging us to create our own.  I am in bonafide bliss with her templates.  I have created 4 with "you betcha", more to come.

Today's storyboard is a fun little collection of "old & loved" from earlier years.  An old doll, beginning to get quite ragged, old fabric with it's sweet print, a creamer & sugar picked up at an antiques market, my Mother's cross-stitched tablecloth, an old reader, and a miniature tea set that I purchased years and years ago.  Apart they are but one, each a treasure, but together they become a treasure trove of sweet memories.

And speaking of treasures, I have been invited and included in a new collaborative blog entitled Focusing on Life.  There are 10 of us that met thru our love of photography and have created this blog to encourage others to focus on their lives, do what they love, to be creative and to share their thoughts.  Today is my day to post.  I would love it if you would stop by and leave us your thoughts. Follow this link.

"If you laugh a lot, when you get older your wrinkles will be in the right places."  ~  Andrew Mason

Until next time....


  1. Your new colors and layout is sooo cool.

    I just wanted to hop in here and let you know that for some reason your post is not listed on FOL.... Call me if you need me.

  2. Hi Deanna, love the yesteryear storyboard - great! And how awesome and congrats on the collaborative blog. I was just going to tell you your post isn't up, but Claudia beat me to it!

  3. Your home must be a treasure chest! Lovely story board, and congrats on your inclusion in the Focus on Life blog!

  4. Your writing really goes right to my heart, and the way you create these storyboards is so lovely. Looking at this one sends me back to my little house on Kenneth Avenue in the 50's. The chapter of Dick and Jane, rag dolls, treasures sewn from the heart, tea parties for our dolls, and a familiar color scheme. All I need right now is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of chocolate milk (maybe with one of those straws from Nestles) and I'll join you later for a bike ride on our two wheelers. We won't come home until the street lights come on.


  5. Beautiful treasures and a beautiful way to show them!! I love the soft, vintage processing! The quote about wrinkles is soooo good!!!

  6. I love your story board. It has a vintage vibe to it.. I am off to look at the link you left!!

    Hugs, Linda

  7. I'm really enjoying the Beyond Layers class though I've fallen a bit behind as usual. Today I was able to play with the storyboards and it was so much fun that I made 3! I can't stop! :) I love what you are doing with yours.

  8. How exciting! Heading over now to see your new endeavor!!


  9. What a beautiful collection of treasures! That cross-stitch reminds me of a tablecloth that I looks so similar. I'm interested in your collaborative blog. I'll have to go and take a peek :)

  10. Love your collage !! wonderful colour too and those childhood memories :)


  11. I am finally catching up on Beyond Layers and fell in love with the happy yellowness of this! Wonderful storyboard!


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