I made this memory page for our friends George and Linda Anderson.
While the Anderson's were visiting in the fall of 2005, their very talented son Lewis, made me a drawing of the costume he was making and would be wearing , as a member of the Junior Jarls Squad, on the last Tuesday in January, for Up Helly Aa . Linda sent me the Up Helly Aa first day stamp cancellation commemorative envelope. And George took the picture of this "hearty Viking", and sent it to me in an e-mail.
I had the drawing reduced in size, added the great photo and commemorative envelope, along with Basic Gray paper and, some distressing ink, along with a few other bits and pieces. The best part about the whole project...I was able to present the memory page to George and Linda on our trip to visit them this past summer.
Some people come into our lives and quietly go, others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. The Anderson Family have left footprints on our hearts. So Happy Up Helly Aa on Tuesday, to George, Linda, Scott, Vicky and Lewis.
Go to http://www.visitshetland.com/, and scroll to events, to find out why the town of Lerwick "goes a little mad for 24 hours" on the last Tuesday in January.