Monday, May 28, 2012
Light & Love Page for Get Creative
Happy Memorial Day from the States! I'm off today from work as are the kids & THE MAN. It's our holiday to honor fallen soldiers from the war. Normally I think we'd have plans to do something but we just got THE MAN back from a 8 day vacation in Las Vegas and he's a bit sideways, poor thing.
Typically we do vacations together, but this was a guy's thing and his Dad asked him if he wanted to go. Now, he lost him Mom when we were in our early 20ties, so I really pushed him to go.
I knew I'd have a bit of a hard time with it. It's hard to be flying solo with the house and kids while getting photos of crazy times three time zones away.
In fact this photo was taken on Wednesday and with the theory that is the hump in the week? I was trying to claw my way to the top of that hump.
Originally I had planned all kinds of fun things like sleeping in the middle of the bed, getting all the coffee to myself, and taking advantage of an empty garage. Not to mention cooking smaller meals and watching tv while eating...By Wednesday, all that had lost it's shine!
So, I was sitting in my front garden at ground level with some of the plants and I thought the light was pretty so grabbed a photo with my phone. Had to add a quote about light and mess with the filters a bit. It was a distraction tactic on my part for my brain!
There was a great sketch I used from Get Creative's challenge that really show cased this photo for me.
I had some flowers from Lizzy Hill that I added purple ink to the edges and then spritzed them with gold glimmermist. I was so happy how they turned out. I had some leaves that Helen had fussy cut out and sent along a while ago, so I added those too. Love how it all went together.
Off to throw some things together for meal later and I think the coffee is brewed...off to enjoy the day and hopefully not feed the bugs too much playing paint ball!