Sunday, 28 March 2010

Flower Power

When my daughter was three, we enrolled her for ballet lessons at the local dance class. She loved it. She was always a 'girly' girl and the pretty pink leotards and the satin shoes with the ribbons were just what she loved to wear. As she got older, different dance classes came into the mix. First came tap, then modern, then jazz. Exams were taken and passed, demonstrations at local fetes were given, shows were performed once every two years and she was even given the role of 'Jasmine' when they performed Aladdin . How she loved to dance. But how did I, a mere 5' 1" tall mother, manage to have a daughter with such long legs?! But the teenage years came and other interests took over from the dancing: shopping, make up, boys .... and she suddenly gave it all up. So, when a prompt for flowers came up in my 'inbox' I knew I had to do a feminine page and whilst sorting through photos, came across one that had been taken when the ballet school had a professional photographer come to take pictures before one of their shows.



8 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Beautiful,Debs....love the flower border.

Deb said...

The photo is gorgeous, and your layout fits right in! I love the way you arranged the flowers around her picture into a heart. :o)

BTW, do you prefer to be called Deb or Debs? My grandma used to call me Debs and I haven't been called that for years. :o]

Sian said...

Oh so pretty! It's lovely to go back and re-visit an old photo and the memories that go with it, isn't it? And you are helping me to love flowers, too! Now I'm thinking I could do something like this too. Thanks!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful flower heart, and I love how you photographed the layout. MUST work on that!
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

This is just beautiful..the flowers in the photo echoedin the flower heart...perfect!

Denise said...

This is lovely Deb,I love the pastel colour theme,and you've used the flowers perfectly x

Rachel B said...

This is beautiful Deb, I love the flower border.

Jane said...

Such a beautiful page - it is perfect for that picture!! I do miss the days when my girls did ballet and wore pretty dresses - they outgrew that stage far too quickly and both wanted to move on to other things.....sigh!!