Tuesday, 11 November 2008

TRAVELLING ON ...


After my weekend travels (in which I developed a horrid catarrhal infection, lost my voice and ended up miserable!) I couldn't wait to get back to creating. Now I know I said I wouldn't be making any more, but you have all heroically reduced my ATC mountain, so I couldn't resist working in my best beloved brown vintage style on an ATC .... it's simply my favourite way to work, and I did need cheering up.

I've been reading a book about life in colonial India, in which quite small children were routinely put on trains unaccompanied except by luggage, and left in the care of the guard until met at their destination! Can you imagine doing that now - social services would have a FIT, and child neglect prosecutions would be sure to follow ...

Anyway, that's what I was thinking about when I made this - I used a remnant of scrapbook paper for the background and found this picture of luggage online. The rather worried looking little girl sitting on the top is from Digital Collage Sheets, and the ticket is a stamp by Invoke Arts. The words are all taken from Tim Holtz distressibles sheets.

Can't you just imagine her sitting on her trunk at the station waiting for mama and papa to come and collect her? Has there been a misunderstanding about train times, have they forgotten about her? The poor little thing does look a teeny bit anxious doesn't she?

11 comments:

Chris said...

Sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly!!
Love your brown vintage style Rosie you do it sooo well... your atc is beautiful :D
hugs
Chris xx

magpie said...

I am sorry you are feeling under the weather at the moment..... HUGS

I Love the colours... love the ATC I see where you are coming from with reading the book....

Wonderful ATC

Take care
Sharon xx

Paula said...

Hope you are feeling better Rosie, we missed you on saturday Paula x

pammyjo said...

I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I love this aceo, like so many of your pieces before. I hope you never give them up for long. Feel better. :o) Pj

Dot said...

I hope you are starting to feel much better Rosie.

Art is always such good therapy isn't it?

This ATC is stunning. You do such lovely and detailed work.

Rosemary said...

Hope you are on the mend! Great looking ATC and, as always, love the stories that go with them.

sharon said...

I must show this to my friend Caroline - she was one of those poor children sent off on an aeroplane between UK and India!

April D. said...

Just discovered your blog and I love it! The ATC is marvelous as is all your work. I'm guessing that cattarh is a cold, I'm from the U.S. so I don't always know British phrases.

Linda said...

Ahhh - thats lovely Rosie! One of your 'specials'.
XX
PS Yes...it was a very sexy voice on the phone yesterday, LOL!!!

Jaqi said...

Truly lovely, what a beautiful little girl.
So sad that people just sent children off on their own. But this is a wonderful atc, Jaqi x

Gaby Bee said...

This ATC is just beautiful. Love the little girl!

Gaby xo