Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - book pages, flowers, bird, watercolour, tag, string, staples.
Testimony - Document a daily pleasure.
My journalling on the back of the layout says.
As soon as I saw the testimony I knew that I wanted to document a daily pleasure, which for me is bath time and there was no way in hell I was using a photo of me in the bath.... not ever. Then I remembered when we went to Ficksburg for the cherry festival last year we stayed at this delightful B & B in Ladybrand. I got up early in the morning with my camera to go and explore this lovely place I found this pond with two white ducks and I sat on the edge in the pale morning sun and watched this little guy as he enjoyed the water and it made me think about how much I enjoy it too. The sun was glinting off the water and everything was so bright and fresh and I felt such a sense of peace and calm settle over me just as if I was in the bath.
So I shower in the morning to scrub clean, wash hair, shave etc and for me this is just a practicality, fast and efficient. Then.. in the evening after a long day I soak in the tub and the whole thing is a ritual for me. First I chose fresh pj's and lay them out, get my towel ready, I fill the tub with hot water, very hot water - and yes I know it is not good for you but I don't care. Next goes in bubbles or scented sea salt, I was given these lovely soy candles that you light and as they melt the melted wax is used as an after bath oil and it is so rich and delicious, so they get lit ready for when I need them. Sometimes I take a glass of wine or a book with me, the lights get turned down low and in summer I open the doors to outside and it is my time to lie and relax and absorb all that lovely hot water and melt away the stresses of the day.
It is my time to quiet my mind and reflect on all the things that I have to be grateful for, and they are many. It is the time that I ground myself. It is the time I use to get my thoughts and life in order and it is my problem solving time. It is also my escape and everyone knows that it is my time and I don't want to be disturbed unless the house is on fire.
It is absolutely a daily pleasure and one I hope to enjoy for many years to come.
Here are some close ups.
I only used the one piece of pattern paper with these gorgeous watercolour leaves all over them, that were just the right colours for this colour scheme. The flowers were made using circles and the edges were glittered up. In the photo the duck was having a ball splashing water everywhere.
I layered the photo with tags and book paper and the big leaf was fussy cut from the paper. I added a little of the grey green colour with watercolour pencils in between the leaves and the leaf. Lastly I added a few bling because it reminded me of the way the water glinted in the sunlight.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it.
Till next time.