"There are a couple ways to approach this. One way is to FIND a photo. Preferably one that you took, or someone you know took, but I suppose a random photo you pull from the internet may speak to you in the same way. Another way is to TAKE a photo. No matter how recent the photo or where it came from, it should be a Little Picture. A piece of something whole that speaks to you.'
as soon as i read the assignment, i knew exactly what photo i would use and what i wanted to say. i wrote my journaling in about 3 minutes and never changed a word in the three days that elapsed before i actually had time to make the page. i love this candid shot of jeff & i, particularly the way we are both totally focused on where we are going, but holding hands, just loosely, almost unconsciously. i think it says everything that's worth knowing about the two of us as a couple, and i am am thrilled that our friend paul saw--thought to capture--this tiny moment!
(patterned paper: crafty secrets, love elsie; stickers: 7 gypsies, ki; rub-ons: 7 gypsies, marah johnson, autumn leaves, scrapworks)
journaling reads, "this is one of my favorite photos of jeff & me. it was taken by our friend paul in a carpark in montreal a couple of years ago. we aren't posing. we didn't even know he was taking it. as portraits go, it's unusual...for one thing you can't see our faces...but i still think it sums us up rather nicely! in this case...the little picture *IS* the big picture!"
i intended to put the journaling on the same page as the pictures, but i felt like it took away from the photo, so i made a little pocket in which to slide the card. in my first pass at the photo collage, the b&w, color-highlight and inset photo were layered digitally, but the result was a bit flat-looking, so i went back and printed the base picture separately and mounted the two smaller ones on top with foam tape. what can i say: sometimes old school just beats the heck out of modern...and this was one o' those times!