Me and a Poem
I have this really great kit for a designer that I CT for called Daybreak that I LOVE! The colors, the details and how it all goes together. Last night I was looking at the yummy papers and wanted to do something really special with it - so I did two double page layouts (getting all of these digital pages printed is going to require some planning!)...hope you enjoy. If you want Daybreak, go to Jaya Prem's Hangout and visit her store at Scrapable.
Okay, as promised here are the two 'stories' that go with the pages.
I was invited, and honoured, to speak to a group regarding my work with animal emergencies. I was, however, unprepared for some of the 'add-on's' to the task such as photo, bio and brief of my presentation. It wasn't just because I was asked on short notice, it is that I never have thought about what I had to say as having enough import for me to need such things as a photo, bio and a presentation brief. That night I scrambled and surfed around to find a headshot that would work...I did settle on one but it wasn't great. Most of my pictures have Luke, a dog, a truck or a Farm Girl cap (not that any of those things are not awesome, of course) but I knew I needed a head shot that showed confidence and a wee bit of personality. The other night I took my camera in the sunroom and took some photos. I am so thankful they turned out (in part to a great haircut by Margaret at Hair in the City, Winnipeg) and wanted to do a page of just 'me'. I didn't even feel too selfish ;-) about having a page of me photos.
You know the old saying, "Red sky in morning, sailor's warning, red sky at night, sailor's delight"? Well we know it is so true, red sky in the morning can lead to a very windy day ahead, so when I took the photos of our wonderful sunrise I was actually thinking of what might blow away! When I started playing with the Daybreak papers and swirls I thought of the windy day and the sunrise photos - and wow it worked! I came up with a quick little poem and 'taa daa' I did another layout with just one photo and a few simple elements.
I still have to post my photos of my other paper pages from Shanley's awesome C.M. Croptoberfest last weekend (I tied in a layout contest with Kimberly!) and I promised a freebie wordart this weekend...but for now it's back to work.