At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

A look back at old photos the other day...

...and I found this one of our daughter, back in the mid 90's  (to be honest I can't remember the exact year, but anyway it was a good photo to find).

We have a friend who is a professional Decorative Painter and highly skilled at her job.  Taking on many projects from gypsy caravans to the detailed work required in a stately home Katie B. Morgan happened to be restoring this bow top caravan in the photo, and I got to help her.   Oh, and the dog in the photo here, was Katie's lurcher named Megan.  Such a sweet dog, every time we saw her, even after months between, Megan would howl with delight to see us.  Now sadly over the rainbow bridge, but we still have fond memories.




This photo shows some of the work in progress on this wagon (vardo) - there was a lot to do. 

Katie did an amazing job (sadly I didn't take photos of it at that time, you'll have to take my word for it) but it was a great Summer and I'm so glad I have this photo.

Links:

Katie B. Morgan 

Katie's Blog 

Katie's Book - Words from the Road 

 





18 comments:

  1. Great memories, Ann. The travellers' caravans are much more decorative than the Amish.

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    1. They are definitely decorative Marie, the patterns, colours and designs reflect something about them individually very often.

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  2. This is a gorgeous photo!

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    1. Thanks Christine, one of those precious memories :)

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  3. It's so good to look back at photos and enjoy the memories they bring to the fore. I'll definitely check out your links.

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    1. Looking back at them is very nostalgic...where do the years go! lol ;)

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  4. your daughter is so cute in this pic.

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    1. Lol...I'll tell her, I think at the time she wished she had properly brushed her hair.

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  5. Lil has been a cutie since forever! With pics to prove it! :D

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  6. Lovely photo and wonderful happy memories, priceless
    Jx

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    1. Yes very priceless. So easy to forget those small moments otherwise isn't it.

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  7. Beautiful work from your friend! Lovely memory and a beautiful photo!

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  8. What a very talented and creative daughter you have! I was looking at her work and reading her blog. Beautiful work and she seems to be very interested in travellers and how they live. She must get her artistic talent from her mum.

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    1. My daughter is the girl in the photo here. Katie B Morgan is the clever lady who does the painting on the wagons etc and I had the link to her blogs. Sorry to have confused you Shammickite :)

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    2. ooops I don't think I was reading carefully enough.

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    3. LOL...it's easily done. My husband gets confused when I explain something, so it was probably the way I had written the post ;)

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