Today’s layout is a simple combination of memories + sentiment + an enlarged focal photo (10 inches tall and printed at home on my HP Photosmart D7360). Text was added directly to the photo in Photoshop. "This Is" was drawn using my Wacom tablet. Single line journaling says:
thanksgiving 2007 • oregon coast
you and me
on an adventure
cruising through the tall grass
checking out the plants
feeling the ocean breeze
appreciating being outside
playing hide & go seek
never wanting to leave
waving to grandma in the kitchen window
watching the seagulls at Irene’s
on the lookout for ships
spending time together
I love photos like this that give me some working space to add text right onto the photo. I also like having the opportunity to tell this sort of story – one that is inspired by the memories that are conjured when I came across the photo. Telling stories does not have to be complicated nor does it always have to be complete. Stop worrying and just get to writing.
There were a few questions in the comments section yesterday that I want to answer:
1. Am I doing anything to my mail scraps to make them acid free? No. If you want to make sure the things you are adding to your projects are acid free you can use a product such as Archival Mist. I simply figure that some of the things I create will last and others will not.
2. The canvas size for yesterday’s photo gathering was about 10 inches x 6.5 inches. After printing I cut the individual photos out and rearranged them on my layout.
3. Do I use a Mac or a PC? Mac.
4. What camera do I use? Canon Digital Rebel XTi.
5. There is a step-by-step for creating photo gatherings in Photoshop listed in issue four of my newsletter.
I am really enjoying reading through all the ways that you come together as a family. Thank you for sharing what is important in your lives.