Tuesday, July 12, 2011

red/Octoroon Girl

This month at ARTastic the challenge is to use Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley as inspiration, using a photo of yourself, the color red, and a hat or gloves as an added challenge.

Hats made me think of all the pictures I have where I'm wearing a cowboy hat. Red made me think of all my second place ribbons.

I had to find a second place ribbon that corresponded with a photo from the same class. Luckily I wrote lots of information on the back of all my ribbons, including the # of competitors, how my horse behaved, location, and date. It's like I always knew I would be a scrapbooker! Anyway, it enabled me to match the actual ribbon to some photos I had.

These pictures were taken in 1993. Whoa. That's Nacoma. She was a skittish horse but she made up for it in looks. I have many happy memories of things we did together and going through the ribbons I relived some proud moments with her too (like this one! We beat 16 other kids.)

I made a big mess trying to find the right ribbon. I took this picture to show Corey all the fun I had when he was at work!


Cecelia said...

Hello there;0) This is a great LO! Love that you included the ribbon in your LO, great idea!

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

Shazza said...

Hey Nicole!
What a great theme for your entry!
I love your second place ribbon and the picture of you on horse back......and LOOK at all the ribbons you have won!! You must have been a great rider! I'm blown away!


RobinJ said...

What a wonderful LO, and fantastic memories it invoked! Great ribbon too!
Thanks for playing along at ARTastic!
Hugs, RobinJ

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW ... this is gorgeous...
I love your second place ribbon and the picture of you on horse back!!......Thanks for playing along with US over at ARTastic... hugs...xoxo

Sarah Rogers said...

Nicole, you have created a lovely page and think it is great to have scrapped your past winnings, they must be fond memories for you. Thanks for sharing your page and all those ribbons you have won from horse riding with us.

Michelle said...

Hi Nicole,
I like how you have incorporated the ribbon onto your LO. What a great to document your triumph!
Michelle :)

aussiescrapper said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous is your beautiful horse and look at all those ribbons you won with her, what a great idea adding it to the layout, I bet this layout brings back some memories, thanks for sharing. MElx

DebiJ said...

Love that you knew you would be a scrapbooker Nic! Love that statement...hehehehe. BUT so great you did keep memorabilia & the main thing all the details. And from that you have this great LO..so well styled & fab for the ARTastic challenge...thanks for playing along with us.

amanda73 said...

love how you included the ribbon on here, love the photos, thanks for playing along at artastic

Karen said...

Love the inclusion of your ribbon as well.. what a great take on the inspiration, thanks for playing along :)