i love once upon a sketch and was so disappointed that i didnt get to play along last month but i just had no time. i wasnted to and i had my photos printed but i never got around to it. so i was determined to play along this month and it just so happens that i used the same photo and paper.
the theme this month is .... the journey
i have not put those words in my title as i made my journalling (which is written on the back) about the title so i hope thats ok.
this photo was taken 15 yrs ago. its a photo of my boyfriend and i at our year 10 river cruise.
the person in the photo was such a rock for me in a hard time of my life. although my parents had divorced several years prior, my dad, who im extremely close too ( probably because im a spitting image of him in so many ways) moved away and it was really hard for me. things at home for me personally were abosolutely horrible. i loved being around this person. he was my best friend, someone who had his head screwed on a great influence in my life. we were together for almost a year and then we split up. still to this day i dont really know why. i guess it was just such a strong relationship a little too soon and too young. i loved this boy with all my heart and when we split up i fell off the rails. i felt like i had no one. i moved away shortly after to live with my dad.
2 years later when i was 17 i saw this boy again. he had joined the army and was on a holiday visiting his mum. he was leaving the next day to go back to work. he rang me almost every night. after 4 months he had asked me to move over to live with him. and as i had no job nor a real house to live in i decided that if we were going to make it work i had to try. we found a tiny little 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment to live in.... after 13 years we are still as happy as we were when we were 15. we married, we have four adorable children together and yes our house is a little bigger, but he is still my rock and he still is my best friend ..... and thats our journey.
so here is the sketch which i rotated
and my page titled
the beginning of always
and a close up of my A2Zscraplet
with a little gesso and pearl glimmermist.
thanks for looking and any comments you may leave.