Sunday, September 15, 2013

September "Whatevers TWO"

It's' the 15th of the month and that mean it's time for "Whatevers"!    If your not familiar with what "Whatevers" and what it is all about, you can get all the scoop at the bottom of this post.  But basically we give new life and a new story to old lost and forgotten photos through art and imagination.  AND.. we always invite you to join us in the fun!

Here is my page for this month.   It's about  Frank and Hank, a couple of quirky brothers from a small Midwestern town along the Elkhorn River.

Frank and Hank~
It's hard to know just were to begin to tell you about Frank and Hank.  It seems everyone around here just knows who they are.  Brothers, who for as long as anyone can remember could fix any little gadget put before them since they were knee high to a grass hopper.  When they were young their father let them start repairing things for customers in the back room of his general store. They spent all their spare time there, just the two of them. Very well kept boys, both with exceptionally high IQ's, but always a bit odd.   By the time they finished school they had already made plans to open a shop of their own.  They had no problem getting customers, people knew they could fix most anything that needed repair. Clocks, watches, cameras, ect.. they were good at what they did.  People just came to know they weren't going to be chatting about the weather with them when they came in to do business, in most cases you'd be lucky if they made eye contact with you. Conversation was brief to say the lease.   Although Quirky and shy, and even with their somewhat unusual behavior,  the town is thankful to have Frank and Hank. They always do quality work at a fair price.

I have to tell you, It's so fun making up stories for these photos, but when I look at them I always have to really wonder what their story is.  Oh... I wish I knew!     ( and I hope they would laugh at the story I made up) lol

If you would like to play along with us... here is this months photo.

And here's my favorite part.  Popping around to see what the other girls did with the photo this month!     Here are the links so you can check them out!

Nathalie Kalbach

Catherine Scanlon

Martha Richardson

Cuchy Sanchez

Okay, so if you want to know more about how it works or how to play along... it's simple!

Here is how it works:

  • Nat, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I 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 to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!

  • 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 artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal 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.
You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page 

and here is the inlinkz link

Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Cuchy said...

Everyone made them brothers? hahaha
The background looks so "crafty", perfect for your story. I love your page.

Catherine Matthews-Scanlon said...

This totally cracked me up: Very well kept boys, both with exceptionally high IQ's, but always a bit odd. ha ha. I still keep laughing over that.

Love your page, love your story....miss you sweet friend.

Jean said...

I just LOVE these!! THe story and that background are perfect!!!

juliek said...

i have to say - i look forward to this every month - and everybody's take on the photo! What fun!

Martha Richardson said...

I love this page...everything about it! The story is "quirky & fun"!!!!!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

LOL- very well kept brothers ;) Love it so much!!! Awesome page and story!