Monday, January 24, 2011

A Special Park and Designer Spotlight

At Oscraps there is a Designer Spotlight on Fei-fei's Stuff running through January 30th. Check it out HERE. There is a free mini kit and a two-page template because the challenge is for two-page spreads.

I created my first layout for the challenge with an atmospheric photo from a park that is very special to me. It is a West Virginia State Park called Tu-Endie-Wei in Point Pleasant. It is an historic park at the conflence of the Kanawah and Ohio Rivers that commemorates the 1774 Battle of Point Pleasant. One of my ancestors died in that battle and his widow, remarried, went on to be a heroine in the later Indian wars. She was known as "Mad" Anne Bailey. She lived the last part of her life in Gallia County, Ohio, and was buried there in 1825. In the 20th century her remains were relocated to the park with a marker. Some of her belongings are displayed in the Mansion House Museum, the building in the photo. That is a two-story hewn log structure that was once a tavern. The most intriguing item is a framed design made from hair which is claimed to be hers. I recently learned that there is a "Mad" Anne Bailey reenactor with a blog and a Wikipedia page that lists my web site on her as a reference.

Click on the two-page image, or the separate pages to see them larger and read the small amount of text.

Designer Credits:
-papers: Fei-fei's Stuff - Of the essence - add on
-stitching: Biograffiti - believe mini kit
-tree design: Kitty Designs - Shimmer
fonts: baby dont worry bout it, Bradley Hand ITC, Corbel, Erie

1 comment:

  1. Wow...what fascinating history of your ancestor and such an honor to have her life commemorated in a state park. The blues and grays really captures the skyline of the photo. Love this photo perfect for this historical depiction!