CJ at Cowgirl Up Digital Stampen Ranch, produced so many lovely images this month for father's day it's taken me ages to decide which one to use!! I got down to 2 and decided to use both of them, the main image"Dad n Me" and the other"Cowboy" for the insert. I printed the png image over a photo of the lane my Dad always walked us down as kids.
Now my old Dad was a farmboy,coal miner,building worker and factory hand during his working life, but through all these things he is a true "blue jeans" Cowboy! He has a wide collection of Lp's containing artists such as Hank Snow and Earl Scrubbs etc. He is where I get my "union membership" with the sun from (one out all out haha!), if the sun is shinin' so's my Dad:) Apparently, in 1960, he embarrassed the whole family by running along the beach at Blackpool in just his swimming trunks screaming to the sky "Please God, make me black like Joe Louis!!" He spent the rest of his life thus far giving God a hand by liberally basting himself with olive oil anytime the sun so much as peeks from behind a cloud. But what can you do, he still has that mischievous glint in his eyes, and a never ending supply of inappropriate jokes to tell when my Mum isn't listening.
In the words of Mike Harding (folk musician) "It's hard being a Cowboy in Rochdale, the spurs don't fit right on mi clogs! It's hard being a Cowboy in Rochdale... cos people laugh as I ride past, on our Alsation dog!"
Never stopped my Dad tryin' though hahaha!
Love as always Gina x x x