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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heritage Advenure Quest (Art Journal Caravan 2011)

This month members of the Caravan were challenged to delve into our family history and design something that reflects our heritage.  Since I have recently been addicted to Ancestry.com and have been researching my parents' families, and have a ton of family photos, this challenge was right up my alley.  I finally chose one photo that, I think, symbolizes the journey for most families coming from one country and settling in another.  This ancestor and her new husband traveled from London, England, in 1869, to New York, and then homesteaded in Nebraska, before finally landing in Fresno, California, via Idaho.  As I was designing this piece I had time to think about what life was like for this family and how lucky I am to have my home and family, health and happiness.  Family history can lead you down an interesting and enlightening road ...

1 comment:

  1. A stunning collage that tells a story that so many can relate to. A beautiful tribute to the past and heritage!