Saturday, September 28, 2013

Whatevers2 The Brothers

I loved the photo this month from Nat Kalbach Whatevers 2.  I had the photo printed out on my table to think of the story, when I ran into these papers in my scrap browns.  This popped into my head, and I wasn't able to shake it.  So this one is a little different, as it is more 3D.  I pleated the rose paper to simulate the curtains I saw in the photo.  I left them in a binder clip for about a week, and that helped with the shape.  After I glued it down, I made a slit and used gold cord to hold it back.  I recently found those frame stamps I have had in my stash for many many years never used.  I think I like them!

The story:

I only see them once a year when they come to have their portraits made for their Mama.  The brothers, Patrick and William have not spoken to each other in years,  They are most pleasant to me, but they never look or speak to each other,  Some say it was because of a woman.  Some say no.  Father Daniel was a prominent banker in town, known to be very strict with his employees as well as his sons.  He tested them all for loyalty and strength, didn't tolerate weakness,  I don't believe that Patrick or William ever felt worthy of his love or approval.  Mama Catherine is very proud of her sons.  Daniel wasn't much of a lover to her, but he was a wonderful provider to her, his trophy wife.  Daniel passed on a few years ago.  Some say it was his meanness.  Others say it was a heart attack.  This day was like all the years before.  As I snapped this photograph, we heard Cook yelling, in ran Kitty being chased by the neighbors dog!  What a commotion!  They ran into the studio, Dog and Kitty running round and round their chairs.  Then Kitty jumped up in Williams lap, bounced over to Patrick, knocking him out of his chair!  Everyone began to laugh.  William & Patrick looked at each other laughing and smiling.  And suddenly, they were shaking hands, crying, and hugging each other!  They left that day arm in arm. 
I can't wait to see them next year.....

I will add this to my Whatevers journal. 


  1. How cool those curtains!!! It looks like you're peeking through a window. Love the story too.
    thank you for playing along.

  2. Interesting story. Love your artwork. :)

  3. ahhhh- what a wonderful end to the story- loved this and the curtains are too cool!!! Thanks for playing along!

  4. Nice page and interesting story, the curtains are a fun addition