Tag Archives: life

Aya Wose

Asked her name when she was small, she would reply ‘Aya Wose’.  Years ago I put together a book

IMG_9597

recording her life alphabetically with pictures and words

IMG_9599

IMG_9598

IMG_9600

Perhaps ‘Aya Wose’ might become an endearing nickname…as soon as she was able she insisted on Haven Rose…and so it is

IMG_9602

IMG_9604

IMG_9608

_____________________________________

The book stays here for now…in her daddy’s boyhood room…read occasionally to her little brother.

IMG_9371-001

_________________________________________

I should have seen it coming:  ‘where is the book about me, Nona?’ asks Curren Ivorand now I have Elin Mae……….

original drawings by Roxanne Mattinson

 

8 Comments

Filed under Family history

Shutters…a design lesson

Just as every human life needs purpose, so do, in my opinion the elements of design – a purpose other than simply decorative.  Traditionally, shutters served a practical purpose.  They were hinged and equipped with latches so that they might be secured across doors and windows to provide privacy or protection.

In the process they become decorative as well – especially when splashed with COLOR!

IMG_3071

IMG_3073

Provence (272)

Provence (170)

Provence (6)

IMG_3829-001

IMG_3064

IMG_4064

Can you see and sense the difference purpose makes……..????

2 Comments

Filed under Exteriors, Travel