Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I have posted the instructions for my layout "Lucky Girl" that appears in this month's Creating Keepsakes Aussie Reader Gallery here.
Now, another layout share. I did this one a while ago, as part of my Scrapbooking Memories Masters entry. It's about my love affair with a little town in the North of Germany called Luebeck. It's a really, really old (medieval) town and in some parts of the old city, you duck down through these archways in the streets and stumble into these little cobblestone courtyards lined with the most picturesque terrace houses. I fell in love with them. I want to live in one. My Auntie does. Hers is 300 years old and has been lovingly renovated. All the walls are sloped, it is soo old.
Journaling: "There’s something that draws me back to this town time and time again. Perhaps it’s the history of this old Hansa League city. Perhaps it’s because of the people who live there. Perhaps it’s the architecture. Like these little row cottages that line the cobblestone alleyways in the Altstadt” (the old town). When you step through the low entrances to these alleys, it’s like you slip through a portal, straight into the pages of an old British children’s story-book. Terrace houses 300 years old lean down into the stone courtyards. Flowerpots line the walls and colourful blooms spill out onto the cobblestones. Roses ramble up the side of the rendered walls and spill their perfume into windows flung wide. This is picturesque with a capital “P”."
I converted the original photo into a sketch and coloured it in, because they so reminded me of pictures from my old European childhood books.
The original photo is inside the file folder, along with some paraphenalia from our trip to Germany.
And, yes, I haven't forgotten about my letter to Jamie. Next post!