Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Families are Forever

(click for larger view-- I know, I've posted pieces of this before!  Here's the whole A-Z.) 

If I do say so myself, I have a very cool family.  We are an introverted bunch.  Half of us live on the East Coast, and half live on the West Coast.  In addition to my parents, I have two brothers and one sister, with 17 years between the first and the last.  We are terrible about calling, only a little better about e-mailing.  You would think that we wouldn't be that close.  But we are.

Last Christmas, my younger brother and I started a family blog.  It's our own little spot where we can all get together and be "just us".  We post distorted portraits of ourselves, pictures of the kids' school projects, intrepid explorations and crazy hairdos.  We crack each other up.

All that to say, I'm awarding my family, and our blog, Be True to Your Roots, the Renee Award that was so generously awarded to me by my buddy, Susan.  (Back at ya, Babe!)

For the history of the Renee Award, dreamed up by Ces and Bella to honor their friend, click here.    The Renee Award is all about friendship, nurturing and supporting each other.  It's what my family means to me.  (What a lovely legacy, Renee!  I'll see ya when I get there!)



  1. Yet another masterpiece my dear! Everyone must click on this to see all your clever details - 'not far' falls the apples from the tree, the quotes, the baby booties, and all the other details that make your work so special! I am so happy and honored to be a family friend!

    Big Hugs!

  2. This is just so awesome. so much work has gone into this. All the ideas, and details...colouring. Wow, really well done! I absolutely love your hand writing! So curvy and nice! :) Your family values sure shine through!

    Keep posting!

  3. This is so lovely. Wonderful colors!

    I hadn't known that we already lost sweet Renee. This reward is a wonderful tribute.

  4. WOW, gorgeous illustration, Krista! Your cool family sounds awesome : ) Congratulations on the Renee award..you so deserve it! Just wanted to pop by and let ya know that Monsieur has popped up...hope you have time to swing by. : )

  5. Corfu, or that back porch! I love it, Krista...we shall see where he sets off to. Thanks for your kind visit! Have a great rest of the week and Easter!

  6. Good heavens, Krista! Your alphabets are outstanding! I so love, love, love this. And so brilliant, how you worked in eXtended. I don't think you could have created something this gorgeous and warm if you didn't have such a wonderful family yourself. Wowie!

  7. Krista sweets, I definitely LOVE the colors on this one...so very warm and loving. No need to say much about the details, because you're a master of details!! Yes, I agree with you...I have an older brother and sister who I don't meet very often but we chat a lot through the net and I love them SO much! You know, starting a family blog is a great idea... (^_^) oxx