Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Whatevers *August* "Things you may not know about Elizabeth"

 Here we are... Time for August Whatevers!
 If you aren't familiar with "Whatevers" ...Catherine Scanlon, Nathalie Kalbach and I have committed to do a "Whatevers" page and story every month for a year. ... Oh.. and we'd love for you to play along.  Basically we provide the photo each month and you create with it and write a little story to go with your project. None of of us "know" the people in these photos... so it's up to us to give them a story.  That's where the idea of the "Whatevers" came to be.
You can read more about it at the bottom of this post :)

So here is my page for this month.     Elizabeth( front left) was the inspiration for this story and page.

 "Things you may not know about Elizabeth"

Elizabeth felt so stifled in the in the cumbersome dress and uncomfortable stockings. Oh,.. these darn stockings! She felt like she spent half her day, tugging at them to keep them up. Why did her mother think sit so necessary to send her to this fancy girls school anyway? She said teach her to be more " lady like? She said it would be good for her to learn to be a "proper" lady. Her father thought it all to be silly, as did Elizabeth. She'd always been a tomboy, but he figured she'd outgrow it in time. But Mothers family came from money, and appearances were very important in their world. Although she loved her mothers family, Elizabeth felt much closer to her fathers family. They were what you would call "common folk". She wished she could leave this place and go to Nebraska to be with her cousins Ada and Clancy. She missed them so much since their move from Pennsylvania to Nebraska. She especially missed Clancy. They loved fishing in the creek together, catching frogs, and talking about far away places and wild adventures. She had no friends like that here, as a matter of fact she didn't have many friends at all. Clara, Grace and Dorothy were nice enough girls, but they really didn't "know" Elizabeth. She knew her dreams were very different from theirs. They worked hard and strived to be the proper young ladies the school was molding them to be. Elizabeth, on the other hand, found learning to be a proper lady, quite boring! She wanted so much more.
She wanted to travel to far away places and see amazing things. To dream with out fear and love without limits. To be adventurous! To be herself!

A little drawing with markers, painting with water color, stamping , mixed with Glimmer Mist and screens.... made for a fun time. I enjoyed working on this.   Nothing fancy, but great "creative therapy". lol

Okay friends.
.... Now pop on over to see what Nathalie and Catherine have been working on with this photo.

and don't for get to join us on...

We invite you to play along! As a matter of fact.. we'd love it!
Here's a quick re-cap of our commitment to the Whatevers:

  • Cat, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th – each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you – just right click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There are no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post, but your link must be about the Whatevers story you have created.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page

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    peggylee said...

    Vickie, I so love your story, love how you created a layout feel love the colors and story.

    Catherine said...

    I love this Vic -- the colors are beautiful. So funny that you and Nat both wrote about Elizabeth ;-) All the little details are wonderful.

    harrahx2 said...

    Fantastic. The stories, much like your blog, are entrancing and fun! Love it Vicki!

    Nathalie Kalbach said...

    LOL- it also an Elizabeth- love it! Awesome storie and I love love love your page!!!

    mrich2500 said...

    Beautiful LO, is soooo Vicki ;)

    Mila said...

    Vicky es una pagina realmente llena de luz y muy fresca, me ha gustado mucho y la historia wowww!!!.

    Cuchy said...

    Yes, it's boring to be a proper lady :) Love the page!

    penny4thoughts said...

    Fun, doodle style for this month's installment - love it!