Good Morning Everyone, from a windy and slightly chilly Johannesburg :D
I am late with this weeks CSI file but I was man down for two days with an awful migraine and that really set me back, but I have it ready now.
Here is this weeks case file.
Here is my layout.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there
Evidence - Bird, leaves, teapot, metal accents (pins) ,irredescent (Flowers)
Testimony - Something(s) I enjoy daily.
My Journalling (on the back) says:
Well I am not sure that this is as much something I enjoy daily as it is essential to my happiness and sanity. :D
I cannot begin my day without a cup of tea, and my DH brings me my first cuppa bright and early every single day. There is NOTHING quite like that first cup of tea of the day. It is kind of like the first ciggie of the day for smokers. It allows me time in the morning to gather my thoughts, ground myself and plan my day.
I have music playing all day every day, sometimes the radio but more often than not my iPod. I have collected over 6000 of my favourite musicians and songs and I just put it on random and it plays from morn till night, filling my soul with happiness. I just can’t imagine a life without music.
I scrap every day too, my studio is my safe place and it is mine alone. No-one comes into my space unless they are invited. I can create to my heart’s content. When I walk in there I am immediately calm and a peace with the world. Sometimes I just sit and enjoy my space surrounded by all the things that make me happy, paper, photos, my dogs, music, and tea. :D
I read every day, normally before I go to bed, and although I have all my books on my iPad now I still prefer the feel and smell of a real book. I have collected all the books of my favourite authors and they can be found all over the house. Visitors will not be short of reading material here. :D I love that I can immediately be transported to a different time, place or culture just by opening a book. What a wonderful world we live in.
Finally, I also take photos every day. It started about two years ago when I joined Fatmumslim on her photo-a-day quest and then continued when I got my new camera. I love that it makes me really look at things and I have learned also to see beauty in things that are not necessarily conventionally beautiful, a big thing in today's society.
These are the things that I do every single day without fail and no matter where I am and who I am with and they are essential to my happiness and well being. I thank God every day for my life.
Here are some close- ups...
I created my layout with a photo of myself with strings radiating out to all the things that I consider essential to my happiness.
The happiness meter on this paper was perfect and I used Tim Holtz clear blocks to highlight the 'Like Clockwork' and 'Totally Ecstatic' on these papers. I used the flowers with the bird at the top of the layout.
At the bottom I coloured some seam binding with Tim Holtz distress stains to make it yellow and added the flowers with the pins in it. I have journalled along the strings to the various photos.
Thanks for taking a look, I really appreciate the visits. Have a great week.