Tuesday, 2 April 2013

C'est Magnifique - April Challenge

I tried to emulate Finnabair with this page but obviously need to attend her classes before trying that again! I started with two photos the same size but accidentally spritzed one and had to exchange it. I am protective of my family's privacy so will complete journalling on the tag once published.
Our eldest son; this photo was taken when he was best man for his best friends wedding. He was an extraordinary young man, happy in the company of his motorcycle club mates, dressed for a day at the races with his lovely wife on his arm, attending a very wide range of music concerts, or managing a large staff. His management mentor knew he had someone special when he turned up for his first interview dressed appropriately in suit and tie but with his skateboard tucked under his arm.
He would try anything that was different or unusual from a unicycle to learning the harmonica. He was passionate about appropriate reforestation, respected for his knowledge in his field of horticulture and reticulation, known for his motorcycle design changes, interested in house designs and interior decorating. He loved fashion, especially when shopping for his wife.
He was a wonderful brother and son, shaping up nicely to be be a caring uncle to his nephews, a loving caring husband, a cheeky son in law and a wonderful friend. He was taken from us on 2 April 2009 at the age of 29 years and 4 months in a motorcycle accident while on holiday, leaving a wife who was 12 weeks pregnant with his first child, a son, who is so like him in character. We all miss him so much.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. I think it's great that this craft of ours allows us to remember the good and not so good times in our lives, this is so special being able to think about your son while putting a lovely page together.

  2. A beautiful tribute to your precious son...I love the back ground masking and the pop of color from the flowers... a really precious layout!

  3. the background masking looks so fantastic...like it was bought like that.
    you did such a great job on this sketch.
    you know how much he is missed by everyone who knew him.