Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ode to My Dear Brother

Here's another card that I made in the middle of a sleepless night, last night! It features a clip art image that I found in my Lucky Treasure Bag recently. It came to mind as I tossed and turned in bed last evening and so I just had to get up and bring him to life! I love black and white paired with green. I added a pop of red, some Bakers' Twine and black Liquid Pearls and a sentiment by Artistic Outpost. At the time, I did not realize it, but in retrospect, I believe I was drawn to this image as it reminded me of my dear brother, Steve, who would have celebrated his birthday yesterday had we not lost him to heart disease ten years ago. Steve and I grew up in the 50s. Playing "Cowboys and Indians " was one of our favorite past times as young children. I remember the year we both received cowboy hats, boots, holsters and guns for Christmas. We would make stagecoaches out of furniture pieces and played we lived in the Wild West for hours. It was a kinder, gentler time for certain. I miss that era and I miss you Steve. Here's to you! I love you.


Brenda Brown said...

What a wonderful card and tribute to your brother Yvonne. I believe you were truly drawn to this image as he is still near and watching over you. God bless.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

A wonderful memory, its a great card.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful tribute to your brother.

Teresa Kline said...

this is an awesome card, a great tribute to your brother...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a beautiful card and such a moving story . Those where the days , I too had all the gear and can still smell the caps that we had in our little toy guns ! Not only love your card but the sentiment is perfect.