Wow, it's been a busy month and this is only the first layout I have completed. I have picked up a few days work back at my old workplace so that has cut down on my time for scrapping.
Anyway, I've managed to do the June challenge at Once Upon a Sketch. Besides using the sketch the theme was "the best things in life aren't things"
I decided to do a page about dawn. It really is my favourite time of the day. This photo was taken at Lake Wendouree back in the summer when DH and I had the night to ourselves so got up early and went out to capture the dawn. I couldn't really express how I felt about it but found a poem which expressed things nicely. I also journalled about the experience on the back of my layout.
And the poem I included:
Ecstatic bird songs pound
the hollow vastness of the sky
with metallic clinkings--
beating color up into it
at a far edge,--beating it, beating it
with rising, triumphant ardor,--
stirring it into warmth,
quickening in it a spreading change,--
bursting wildly against it as
dividing the horizon, a heavy sun
lifts himself--is lifted--
bit by bit above the edge
of things,--runs free at last
out into the open--!lumbering
glorified in full release upward--
And some close ups. I am quite into the metallic look at the moment and went with lots of copper to complement the photo.
And here is the sketch that my layout is based upon:
Thanks for looking