My husband and I built a home in 1992 on the Pacific coast in Mendocino California. It was a glorious setting and it was a vacation home for our family for about 9 years. I named it "The Sea Ghost". Among some of the antiques that we found in nearby Fort Bragg ( a quaint fishing and lumber industry town) to furnish the place was this old steamer trunk (above photo). I remember the musty smell inside but was really taken by the mystery that it held. I now owned the Key to unlocking its hidden past, its travels, its prior owners.
I decided to make a digital collage using my own photos for Rosie and Linda's Big Art Adventure in which the theme this time is "Key". A key is a powerful piece of hardware. It leads to joy, sometimes sorrow, and sometimes through a door of no return. It can answer long held questions and give insight to past times and perhaps even future ones.