This was done in response to a class I'm taking on http://BigPictureClasses.com called Inspired Scrabooking w/Stacy Julian. The month of May is all about "You" w/the idea that "there really is just one story you're most qualified to tell and that is your own story."
Left side journal reads:
Lake Almanore was a work camp originally. It was for the workers of Pacific, Gas & Electric Company while they built the hydro power units in the mountains. Afterwards PG&E would offer it to their employees as low cost vacation cabins. When I was little we'd often go there for a week during the summer. By the time I was a bit older we only went there in the winter since by the time I was 11-12 years old my parents had a cactus & succulent nursery they called Kelch's Cactus which they worked during the summer. Yes, including me. Being an only child often got boring on vacations such this. If there weren't other families there with kids my age, I did most everything by myself. I do have fond memories of sledding down the big hill behind the cabins, dodging trees & zooming thru the slats in the wood fence as you got to the back of the cabins. I remember building sled runs so I could zig-zag down the hill. I remember snow shoes and exploring in the woods. When the lake was frozen, I'd pick up rocks & throw them low as if to skip on the water & it would make a loud humming noise across the ice- eerie like a space movie. I'd be wet & cold, lips blue, but come in, have a cup of hot cocoa & want to bundle up and go out again. We had Christmas one year there and it was very boring. When I was in high school I was able to invite a friend when we went. Sledding was the best. I even have photos of my mom going down the hill in a saucer sled. The scenery is really beautiful & I loved being there.
The quote under the cloud photos reads "...and the clouds came from behind the mountains, as if to swallow me-- standing there alone on the shore..." (unk)
Right side journal reads:
These photos are from February 1981, I was a month shy of turning 16. I had saved my own money & purchased a Minolta XG-1 camera the year before. I loved taking photos of nature. The lake photos on the left page are from being in awe of the clouds & their reflection on the lake. The photos above are of the Feather River while on our way home early in the morning. The top photo is looking up river (west) and all the mist clinging to the rocks. The one below it is taken from the same spot but looking down river (east) as the sun was breaking thru the fog & shining on the water. The other photos on the right are while at Lake Almanore. Lassen Peak is nearby, and I'm not sure the mountain I photographed is it or not, but it was pretty in the sun w/blue sky. The last is of the lake again, but a little further up the bank so that the trees framed it. We'd spend a week each year there, I think every year. There are a lot of other photos from my growing up in the snow, fishing, etc. I also remember doing a puzzle as an indoor activity while waiting on the things to dry. Lassen Peak is also an inactive volcano. We visited the hot springs and the bubbling sulfur and tar (called hydrothermal features). Looking on the web today, there is a lot more about it than what I remember when visiting. I do remember disliking the smell of sulfur & wanting to touch the sticky black tar. Thankfully we didn't go there every year.
I used Art Booking for all 4 cuts.
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