This is my favorite of the many pictures taken yesterday for Week In The Life. I will be putting some sort of pages together for my 365 album when the week is finished, but thought I would post one or two each day. My mother is here from Florida and will be leaving tomorrow to spend a week with my brother and his wife. Having her here with us was such a pleasure this year. The week sped by much to quickly. Last night we went to dinner with Jon's mother and mine as Hilda, Jon's mother was celebrating her 88th birthday. The moms are the same age for the next five months until my mother, Edie, turns 89 toward the end of December. There are many more from the very full day that I will share later. So for now this is a beginning to my first year of WITL.
Here are the pages in my 365 album by Becky Higgins, for July. I am doing only a few pages each month with my other work entered into the same album. These first two shots are of the July pages and then I took two more of the OLW page that is inbetween them. I love doing this album this way this year. It is filled with pages of different sizes and random things. It is a picture of my year of creating and recording our life. I finished a regular 365 album last year and it is an amazing album but I didn't want to commit to a picture every day this year.
This is the firstpage for July. The three little canveses for Jon's sister, Peg and at the bottom left a picture of the group of friends that used to meet for a Paper Salon each month.
This is the left hand page mostly pictures from a birthday celebration for our friend Vickey. The lower half is pictures from our visit to the zoo last month. The months often over-lap.
This is the front of the July One Little Word page.
This is the back of the OLW page which I chose to fill with pictures from the Paper Salon reunion. Also a bit of my recent journaling.
It is such a delight to have this. I will be working on our Anniversary album next and it is a small chipboard album with 5x7 pages. It will also have much more text. I hope this gives an idea of the way this 365 album is progressing.
A wonderful neighbor and friend made a gift for Jon and me for our 25th Anniversary. We unwrapped it last evening and I had to show it here.
I wasn't able to get a good picture without the shadows. It is a quilled number done in silver and white with small red hearts and just perfect. The piece in progress can be viewed on her blog, http://craftideasforall.blogspot.comor on facebook at Navanka Creations. Amrita and her sister do some beautiful work and teach also.
Soon we will be leaving to head for the ocean in celebration of our 25th anniversary. I finished two journal pages recently that share my feelings for my husband and thought that I would share them here.
These were such fun to make. The papers were painted with watercolors and some sprays that I made with distress inks. I used some bubble wrap and different nets for the background. Jon and I spend Sundays walking in this downtown park. To walk around once is one half mile and so we usually go around twice.
I am attempting to find a way to photograph my journal pages so that they are rectangular in the camera, but if anyone has a suggestion I would love to hear it. Each time I try they just don't come out quite right. I have slowed down a bit with the journaling for now as I am preparing for our trip. When we return I will be working on our travel journal and will share it soon after.