Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Where is home?

If you read this blog you might have noticed I am moving houses this week. I was a little sad to be leaving my current home. I really love how cosy it is, and how everything is set up, and all the memories I had here. This got me thinking, does it matter where I live? Where is home? I have moved so many times, I have moved countries and all this moving made “Home is where the heart is” one of my favourite quotes. So I thought it was about time I made an album about “where is home”, for me. Here is the finished album:

Where is home?

Where is home?

Where is home?

Where is home?

Where is home?

Most of my supplies are already packed so I worked just with what was on the top of my boxes. You might notice the lack of buttons which I tend to use on all my hybrid projects. My buttons were too hard to get to, but fortunately, my Love, Elsie stash was just at the top, and the chipboard in that collection is super cute. I was saving it for another album, but that’s ok, I like how this one turned out :)

Here is a little more detail:

Where is home? Where is home? Where is home?
home is not a place, it is the people you love ~ family

Where is home? Where is home?
Home is where the heart can laugh ~ LIVE & LAUGH.
Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.
Where is home?
home is anywhere we are together.

Where is home?
Home is a feeling ~ love

One of my favourite bits of the album is the “love” word I created out of embellishments. I ran out of letters from my American Crafts Thickers and had to come up with a way of spelling LOVE. Funny how my favourite ideas are always born from limitations of what I have available to work with. The harder it is, the more creative I get. ;)

Another first for me, I very rarely use black and white photos, VERY rarely. I love to blow up my photos with lots of colors, I love how colorful the world is and I am always tempted to leave a photo in color no matter how gorgeous it looks black and white. But this is an unusual project because it has photos of different times of the year, different colors, different lighting situations. So the only way to coordinate them all is to have them black and white. I actually quite like it, and now I am tempted of doing more albums like this, with collections of photos instead of photos of a single event.


Update: Right now I am getting ready for the Christmas picnic at Matty's school. I have to go to a party or event every day for the next 7 days. Chirtsmas Party at work tomorrow, another Christmas Party on Friday, birthdays Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue and Wed, including Matty's birthday on Monday and my birthday on Wednesday. FUN! but crazy :)

I stopped by the new place today to have a look before the settlement on Friday. Looks like we are going to get the keys at the end of the day instead of early in the morning. This changes my day a little bit, as I had planed to start taking my boxes over before the removalist gets here Saturday morning....

oh, we have organized to have wireless internet while our internet is down the next few weeks, so I WILL have access to the net, just not as reliable.

I better get going :)


Kate said...

I think this is my favourite kaiser album of yours so far! LOVE IT!
Good luck with the move :)

Melinda said...

Definitely my favorite album you have done so far, Michelle!

Meka said...

beautiful album!

{ b r u n a } said...

Lindo seu álbum, ficou delicado e criativo! E as fotos P&B ficaram super charmosas!
Sabe que as coisas que eu faço e mais gosto, geralmente também surgem assim.. das limitações de material, ou quando resolvo fazer "sem tentar combinar"? Vai entender :)

Dani kawakami said...

Tudo muito lindo Mi!!!adorei!!

parabens pelo lindo trabalho!!!bjs

Aggie said...

Gosh Michelle, you keep coming up one amazing album after another!!!!

Nat said...

Mi, esse açbum ficou mais que maravilhoso!Nossa!Perfeito!


Alice said...

Wow ! This album is so cool !!! Love it ! Your family is gorgeous Michelle !

Dúnia said...

Chega a ser um abusoooo um album tão lindo assim Mi :)

LaurieStar said...

Wow - I am loving your work! I just saw a calendar you did on Scrapscene - love it! Thanks for the inspiration!