Monday, 22 April 2013

Sketchabilities Challenge - April

Our third son and eldest grandson; uncle and nephew, photographed on our youngest sons wedding day. The whole male side of the bridal party had thrown their swags on the back lawn the evening before and, after a BBQ and toasting marshmallows they slept under the stars. The next morning after a big breakfast it was fun and games in the backyard to keep the nerves at bay until it was time to get dressed for the big event.
The photographer came while I was out getting hair and makeup done and captured snaps of the boys doing what boys do; playing with cars and racing them down the ramp at the back of our home, just the same as our children did when they were young. These two are kindred spirits; our sons' love of everything mechanical did not really come to the fore until he was in his teens and his two older brothers started tinkering with cars and motorbikes; he has since rebuilt a V8 engine for his Holden Torana and manages a mechanical engineering department; all without much in the way of formal training.
Our grandson's love of engines; earth moving equipment, trucks etc. was obvious from a very early age; his head would spin when he heard an engine and if out walking he would drop to sitting and just watch them for ages. He now, at seven years of age, reads trucking magazines and loves to watch his Dad, Pop and uncles working on lawn mowers, bikes and cars; he is like a sponge wanting to know how everything works.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.


  1. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketchabilities.

  2. Beautiful page! Great Memory. Thanks for joining us at Sketchabilities.

  3. OH such a lovely moment in that photo and beautifully scrapped. love the male colors..

  4. What a strong masculine page
    Love the take on the sketch

  5. Very beautiful!
    Thanks or playing whit us at Sketchabilities!

  6. Great take on the sketch. It is really a boy layout.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

  7. Nice one Susan!! very cool!!
    Thank you for joining with us at Sketchabilities.

  8. I think that those gears on the layout are the perfect background for a photo with an upcoming engineer like your grandson!! Love all those pretty papers and colours you choose for your project! Nice work Susan!