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?