maandag 20 april 2009

Dans ma maison il y a... l'Orient

This week in my house the orient is here:
This time it wasn't to hard to find some inspiration for my oriental house. My grandmother and my mother were both born in Thailand. Making this house was a sentimental journey for me. Lots of good memories of my grandmother came along. My grandmother passed away in 1995. It must have been very hard for her to live in the Netherlands. The weather in Thailand is much better and the colors are far more vivid. This house is a house with a story. It has several symbols. I used the stamp which was made of a picture of my grandmother, my Dutch grandfather (the real father of my mother died when she was 1,5 years old) and my mother when she was just a little girl. So I am very privileged! This stamp is made by Stampinback and it's called "You are mine". Thank you Stampinback! Look at their site for lovely stamps: At the attic of the house in the Netherlands my grandmother kept a altar with her own Buddha. She brought him offerings like rice and flowers. It was her own little sacred place where she could meditate. The Buddha stamp is from Cherry Pie. I like the Buddhist color orange. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, the color Tiger Lily, on nature paper. The background of the house is made with acryl paint (Ranger Dabbers, the color Lake Mist) and a little bit of Glimmer Mist (Tiger Lily). I used the Hero Arts Decorative Bamboo stamp. The bamboo has in Asia lots of different meanings: luck, friendship, modesty. For my mother the Oriental Poppy is one of her favorite flowers, she just loves to paint poppies. I don't know where the stamp is coming from. I made with a 3D-effect. The house is based on a picture (made by father) of a thai house. You can find this house in the gardens of the park Kasteeltuinen Arcen in the Netherlands. I used Tim Holtz' Grungeboard Mini Elements to create an oriental roof. I have also used watercolor pencils and Yasutomo - Pearlescent Watercolor paint.

Photo 1: my oriental house.
Photo 2: when my grandmother was a young woman and my mother was just a little girl.
Photo 3 the stamp (Stampinback: "You are Mine").
Photo 4: the picture of the Thai House (the photo was made by my father) in "De Kasteeltuinen Arcen".

Thank you for stopping by!

13 opmerkingen:

Romy zei

Dat ziet er hartstikke orientaals uit! Echt schitterend. Heel bijzonder dat je de foto van jouw moeder en oma hebt kunnen maken tot een stempel: persoonlijker kan het haast niet. En dan de Buddha: heel erg mooi. Dat was het drogen wel waard, hihi:0)

Lean zei

Ja daar val ik even stil van wat een mooi verhaal en die foto´s zucht .Dat is pas een life STORY en je hebt ook een heeeeel mooi huisje gemaakt.En inderdaad was het toen voor mensen uit in jullie geval Thailand best wennen niet alleen het weer .Maar alleen al het idee dat er ZOVEEL nog THUIS is en hier eigenlijk nog niets.Maar er zijn ook weer mooien dingen uit Voortgekomen zoals JIJ !
groetjes Lean.[hehe wat een verhaal].

Judy zei

What a treasure, Odetta, you will want to keep your wonderful 'maison' forever, such a story behind it!

thé zei

C'est très joli et très émouvant !!!

Bulle zei

your oriental house is lovely and your family too ! :-)

Terri Kahrs zei

I truly enjoyed hearing your family's story. Beautiful work!

AliMayes zei

A lovely house and a lovely story. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Ali xx

lunaplume zei

beautiful house !

vintage wil zei

Ohh wat is dit schitterend !great image.

MadeByMaly zei

Prachtig, zo mooi. De stempel kende ik al en die vond ik al zo mooi, maar nu met je prachtige verhaal erbij gaat het echt voor me leven. Heel erg mooi!

Théalie zei

Très jolie maison et ton histoire est touchante, merci beaucoup d eta participation.

A. Holl zei

Lieve Odetta,
Dit heb je schitterend gemaakt.
Liefs van Papa en Mama.

Christie zei

This is amazing! I love the story behind it too!