This is a layout for the September Imperfect Lives Challenge - 'I'm only human...'
The journalling reads: 'Okay, I'll admit it. My house is a pigsty. I am pathetic at housework. You can't see the floor in my bedroom. We get our clothes from the pile of clean clothes in the dining room, not neat and folded from dresser drawers. Someone once told me I'd never be a good mother if I couldn't be tidy. But tell me - would you rather be doing housework, or exploring our wonderful country with these two great kids? Yeah, me too.'
I didn't write the poem. It says 'Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead. Dust if you must, but the world is out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again. Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind. And when you go and go you must, you, yourself, will make more dust.'
I don't feel that this layout is finished. It's lacks texture and depth. But this is the last day to post layouts for the challenge, so here you go.
It was hard to share this flaw with everyone. This is something I try to hide from the world. But hey, I'm only human, right? Thanks Tara for the challenge. I wouldn't have done this one without it.
Oh, and the twists! This is a 6"x12" layout which is a new experience for me. And because we had to step out of our comfort zone and try something new, instead of matting my photos as I always do, I printed everything straight on to the page except the journalling and the buttons. I also used a white background which is something I rarely do and am not 'comfortable' with doing. :)