March 23, 2008

Gothic Arch - Heritage

Nancy James asked me to be the hostess this week for the Gothic Arch Challenge. I am thrilled to do so (and feeling quite honored.) I chose the theme "Heritage." Check out their site to find out more about my Ukrainian heritage depicted in this arch as well as the artwork of the other participants.

34 comments:

Cora said...

This is beautiful. I love the history you included at Gothic Arch.

Krissie said...

just popped in to say that I love your background/story - I am the same but of polish background born in the Uk - its funny I to went to saturday school to learn polish etc etc and my best friend was ukrainian who did the same and we became freinds as we had so much in common! I love this prompt and will try and do an arch!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely wonderful arch. Great theme. Love it.

Sarah said...

Louise, this is a lovely tribute to your father and the history behind it makes it even more so.
stampntxn

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

A wonderful tribute to your background which I didn't realise at all!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a lovely arch. Such an intriguing story too Louise!

Anneke said...

a very beautiful arch and the background aswell.
i found the history interesting.

herminesplace said...

Beautiful arch, love your background.

filetta said...

Very beautiful challenge ! which nostalgia ! Your arch is wonderful !

Femmy said...

Great theme!! love your arch, it's beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Thank you for such a great theme this week Louise. Your arch is wonderful and a lovely tribute to your father.

Debby said...

Great theme Lousie. Your arch for the challenge is gorgeous.
Debby

Kelly said...

lovely arch!

Heather Robinson said...

What a wonderful theme, Louise, and you have created an arch with such history and pride.

Marina said...

You`ve picked a great theme, thank you for sharing your story and thanks for showing use your beautiful Arch. It`s a real piece of art.

I also wanted to thank you for your nice comment on my entry for this week, I don`t know why you could not leave the comment on my log. There were never troubles before, but sometimes people forget to scroll all the way down on my blog. there you can leave your comment.
But any how, thanks for taking the effort of leaving such a nice comment.
With regards,
Marina.

marciad said...

Congrats on being picked to set the theme. Again a lovely arch. Now I'll toodle on over and read all about your heritage.

Willy said...

Wonderful arch, thank you for the story!

Judy said...

Thank you for sharing your heritage along with your beautiful arch, Louise! Also for leaving kind comments on my blog.
JudyNZ

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful arch!

Audrey said...

Beautiful arch!

Kaz said...

gorgeous arch, the colours are beautiful and it all fits so well together.
loved reading your bio on the Gothic Arch site, it's great to know the story behind a person's artwork. wonderful theme you chose, and I hope to give it a go. :))

DymphieM said...

Wonderful arch Louise. I loved reading your heritage story. Thanks for sharing.

KJ McLean said...

I love this card, and the story behind it! :)

Eva said...

It´s beautiful!

friedaquilter said...

Love your arch, Louise, and the cyrillic script looks wonderful on your arch. Thanks for giving us a theme which really made me think!!

dutchstamptramp said...

Stunning arch Louise! Love the colours and composition and thanks so much for a great theme!

Laura said...

Wonderful personal theme, thank you! Your arch is a beautiful inspirational piece. Your heritage story is great to learn. I just love the Ukranian eggs! I found a Polish website, purchased some gorgeous egg wraps and used them to decorate eggs this Easter. Wish I could create them using the traditional method, I respect the skill it takes.
Creatively Yours, Laura

carylsrealm said...

Wonderful arch and great theme!

Ilonka said...

really a wonderful arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your arch and history behind it Louise. the background is gorgeous! a wonderful tribute to your Dad - thank you for being hostess this week!

Kersten said...

Interesting topic - you created a pretty arch. I really like your color choice for his one.

Rein said...

Fabulous arch!

Patricia said...

Your arch and story were lovely. I think the background to the piece is wonderful. Thankyou for a thought provoking theme this week.

Karen Owen said...

Fabulous!