vendredi 22 juin 2007

A bit of time to scrap

I finally found some time to make a new lo.
I was definitely inspired by what I saw on my way to the museum the other day.
Working for a Resistance museum certainly makes you meet larger than life people.
Casimir, who lives near the museum, is NOT one of them.
Casimir has started Resistance when he was 15, and he was living with his mom in their occupied farm (his dad was very ill and he would die in 1941). His mum was one of these women you only see in old movies about Resistance. When the Germans were occupying her farm, she called them names because they dared drink HER wine ! LOL !*
He is our "low profile" Resistant, compared to Georges who blew a guy's head (long story, and you don't want to hear it) and sabotaged a station, or Yvonne, the catholic communist (!) who went to Ravensbrück and kept resisting there. He always claims that he has "only" worked for the Intelligence services and has never been arrested, and that the true resistant was his mum. And what is very unfair is that people seem to not be very interested because his story is less spectacular or tragic. I mean, the guy had a few German planes destroyed (planes that were used to bomb London ! )
Well, the 18th of June is the anniversary of De Gaulle's call to French people to start Resistance.
On that morning, as I passed Casimir's house, I noticed the flag at his window !
For Casimir, De Gaulle is still his leader and protector. It's very moving to see this kind of fidelity 60 years later !
I wanted to document that right away.

The LO is unnormally "patriotic" for me (as it is unusual for Casimir to flash the colors ! ) but I wanted something that would look like a traditional image of France, in the old days...So I picked the flag colors.
I kept it a bit vintage because that gesture seemed so old fashioned and touching at the same time.
Pp is Sassafras Lass, the journaling card is from Daisy D (and it bares a very pertinent phrase), stamps are from Pink Sugar Pop, 7Gypsies and Bam Pop.
Wish you all a very happy day (or night)
* BTW, please don't be offended if you are German and reading this. At the time, Casimir's family had lived two occupations, so they rather had a germanophobic feeling. But Casimir is the first to relate how he met soldiers who were nice and only longing to go home. Now he has made a specialty of charming our young German visitors or colleagues !

dimanche 10 juin 2007

Sneak peaks

Hello all !

I'm doing a library pocket and card swap and I'm going to be xxxxtra late !
We owe 10 cards and I'm at my 5th 1/4.
So don't worry swap girls, your cards are on their way, and in the meantime, here are some sneaky peaks :

Sorry for the pour quality - couldn't yet invest in a new lsr and I didn't have time to scan. But it's just a sneak peak anyway ! ;-)

dimanche 3 juin 2007

Young promising artist

My little cousin is at this age when they learn to draw potato people...And I must say I find them really cute. I'm not the kind of girl who goes "Owwws" and "Ahhhs" every time a kid makes a new step, but I must say I'm quite impressed by this birdie ! I mean, I'd definitely pay for a stamp similar to that ! LOL !
Makes you wonder about the children 's inner artist and all that...
And she offered the drawing to me ! (I was favoured because I had given her a few charms made of robot stamps ;-D )

Lots of Crate paper, Sassafras Lass, Tinkering Ink alphabet, Rouge de Garance, Bamp Pop...

samedi 2 juin 2007

Lookie what I've got

Ok, actually I got it almost ten days ago...
But hey, enthusiasm hasn't faded away !
This is a wonderful mini album Rouge de Garance kit by the wonderful Celine

I haven't been able to work on the album yet (because of all the aforementioned reasons ! LOL) but I've done a couple of library pockets and cards for a swap using this material...Oh, the joy !

I've got a guided visit to do this afternoon as I'm replacing a sick friend, so I'll have to postpone scrapbooking to tomorrow. Between the openings at the museum and the guided visits in my hometown, I can't really remember when I've had a full week end lately ! LOL !