I thought some of you might be interested to see the original photos I cropped to make the art piece for Monday's Poetry Party. The woman on the top was my paternal grandmother Erika who died when I was one year old. The middle woman I actually don't know, I found her photo among the others and loved the way she was looking at the camera. She is connected to my family in some way, but it is still a mystery. The woman in the bottom photo was my great grandmother, Erika's mother Ernestine, but she went by Erna. Erika and Erna are from the Austrian side of my ancestry.
Thank you again to everyone who participated. I am blessed with such gifted readers. Our next Poetry Party will be on Monday, January 7th so we're taking a little break until 2008.
Have a good weekend, may you find some moments to tend to the invitations of Advent and the gifts of winter.
-Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts