Tick follows tock follows tick follows tock.
Every day the world around us is changing endlessly and irreversably.
My little world is no different. The children are growing, learning and developing. Their personalities are starting to shine.
One day a tiny baby, the next a toddler.
One day a shy little girl, the next a confident child marching off to school without looking back.
Pets are a key and treasured part of our family. Sadly they come and go but they are never forgotten.
And all the time, there’s the camera.
Capturing memories, immortalising that moment in a visual reminder of laughter, light, fun and companionship.
And that’s where it ends.
The photos get uploaded to a computer, maybe to a blog post, cloud storage or social media account.
And they are forgotten.
Today, I started to create a place to remember.
Not a book or an album that I look at infrequently but a piece of patchwork wall art.
I wanted this to be something that I really would see every day.
Family meals are important to us. They are a time to sit down together and chat about our day.
When people come over, we usually sit down with lunch or a coffee.
And everything centres around our rather battered, weather worn and well loved dining table. The table is next to our patio doors, opening out onto the beautiful decking.
And yet, on the wall next to it, there is nothing but a vast blank space. Until now that is.
When we had our lifestyle shoot with Scott Stockwell Photography, I knew these photos couldn’t go the same way as the others and end up forgotten.
And this is what I created.
I hope soon to add photographs of Pluto, Bubbles and Jamer.
Who knows, perhaps we’ll all have a photograph together one day. I think Bubbles and Jamer need some relationship counselling first.
This wall can become a focal point for our family memories and a talking point for our family meals.
Here are the canvases that make up the wall so far.
I can’t wait to add to it as we all have more adventures together.
Please note this is a collaborative post but all views, opinions and ideas are my own. As are the flowers – from the garden of course, if my husband ever buys them for me you can rest assured that will get it’s own dedicated post.