Today Stuck?! Sketches launches our second challenge of March. Grab the sketch and play along for prizes from Creative Embellishments and Scrapbook Nerd.
Our mom is a K-8 teacher, so growing up we always had lots of school and art supplies at the ready for a crafty session or a school project.
What I love about this October 1973 photo she took of us painting is 1) how focused we are on our projects (very serious faces), and 2) all the little details I remember so well about our basement that we spent so much time in. In the front left corner is a blackboard that we wrote on constantly. In fact, I often kept it filled with the newest menu items at my make-believe restaurant. In the back left is the desk where I remember Daddy writing checks and doing other adult tasks. The dress hanging from the ceiling is one of many that Mom lovingly sewed for me over the years. The chest of drawers that you can seen beyond me was where Mom kept all her fabrics, patterns, and sewing notions. The white brick chimney framing the right side of the photo is where they used to shovel in the coal to heat the house (when it was newly built—not when we lived there!).
I used products from Echo Park’s I’d Rather Be Crafting collection, DCWV’s Spring Bloom stack, Crate Paper’s Craft Market collection, and The Paper Studio. That camera flair is old American Crafts.