Friday, February 15, 2013

February "Whatevers"

Here we are ... time for February "Whatevers"  If your not familiar with Whatevers, read on....

 Once again I chose to do my page in the altered book I started some time ago.   
Funny how the simplest things can inspire you at times.  The base to my layout started with that paint swatch on the top half of the page.  The aqua color is just under the claim check piece then the black.. gray, then wheat color.  I love the combo.  I picked it up on day on a whim and heres where it landed.

 Emil had been crafting barrels at the Smeals company still for over 40 years. He was a master at what he did, and took pride in his work.  This order... "Barrel #39" was a challenge, even for him.  He had been working on this barrel for months.  It was by far the largest whiskey barrel he had ever crafted. He always laughed when he showed us this picture, saying it was taken long after the barrel was finished and was ready for shipment.  The barrel took many lifts and pulleys just to get it to the dock where this photo was taken .. once it had been filled with whiskey and aged.    Before barrel #39 was shipped off, Emil was posed with it , there on the dock for this photo.

Here is the book I'm working in.

Here is this months photo..   We'd love to have you play along with us.  It's easy and fun.  read below

Here is how it works if you want to play along:
  • Nat, Cat 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 is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is 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 is 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 andshow 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.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page
You can grab the blinkie here if you want to add it to your sidebar

Now....the fun part...

check out what Nat and Cat created this month

Click here to see what Nat made from the photo this month
Click here to see what Cat  made from the photo this month

Thanks for stopping by!



Martha Richardson said...

You are going to grandfathers name was Emil and he use to make chianti wine in barrels, house in the basement of his house. Mt story for the #8 was to incorporate that detail in...

LOVE the altered book!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I love the book you are working in and the story so fun!!! Awesome!

sue morris said...

This is WONDERFUL Vicki!!

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

LOVE this -- and your little book is so cute! Can you imagine how much whiskey was REALLY in that barrel, LoL! AMazing sweetest!

SAMARA said...

Vic I love the way you have combined the scrappy/card/MM looks all together! Just awesome, having journeyed through them all for 20 years. Your page is SO great and I thank you for explaining how to do this. I am jumping on the band wagon. This is just brilliant of all of you...Nat just loves you both!!!! as her post says...hee hee and thanks for saying how to save the pic. Do I resize somewhere? I only know how to do art OFF the 'puter, I'm a technopeasant! Thanks for this creativity - I can't wait for the story-telling. Also thanks for the wide breadth on the story. It's nice that all types/phases/are welcome by you 3...cuz that's the journey of life. Id hate to not be able to be that/done that too much elsewhere! if you know what i mean. Lovies, Samara

SAMARA said...

Oh, I forgot to say Vic...your little handle on your book is so amazingly fantastic! Now how do you get your pages in your book to hold up? I'd like to use "books" but am wondering if the pages are too thin. Can you give me the secret at Thanks vic.. Lxox. Samara

Jean said...

LOVE these stories and photos!!

harrahx2 said...

Emil should take great pride in his work. He has created a beautiful and useful vessel. Hugs.