When I was looking for the photos I had saved of the pea-hen (think: female peacock) that my friend Frieda had taken, I came across a different photo Frieda had taken earlier this year that I loved. I asked her about this photo and she said, Sweetheart Abbey is about an hour or so away from us in the Dumfries & Galloway region of Scotland. It was actually erected by a widow for her sweetheart of a husband, whose heart is reputed to be buried there. It's one of our most beautiful abbeys in my opinion and it helped that the day I visited it last year was bathed in sunlight! Good for the pictures and also for looking around. I will no doubt go back there one of these days.
Since I was printing the photos of the pea-hen for my last journal spread and transparency film is not cheap, I also added Frieda's photo of the Sweetheart windows when printing. This made it's way into my journal almost immediately and guided me in my creating. Before I adhered the transparency of the photo to the page (xyron) I stamped a favorite quote about friendship. This was one of my LennaLines rubber stamps! (2000-2003)