I was inspired by the blocking of the photos from the ad, but I went in a totally different direction with the rest of the page. It just kind of evolved. I started with the photos and then built the rest of the page around it. The title and journaling were typed on the computer and then printed on transparency so I could manipulate the placement.
Our home felt too small. We decided to add on more room. Precisely, a Master bed, bath, and closet, thus giving us a fourth bedroom, and a larger family room or living space downstairs. Two floors, 500 + square feet added, a bigger bathroom and more closet space. I was so excited to see the project get started when school ended for the year in June. The breaking of ground began on Thursday, June 29, 2006. There were huge machines and muddy tracks through our yard. It was hard to watch, but exhilarating all the same. I was sad to see our beautiful green yard ruined, but thrilled to have the construction beginning! Every time Mark looked out the sliding glass doors, he would say, “Mess!”… Yep, it’s a mess all right. We can’t play in the yard because of all the nails and debris, not to mention the kid-under-everyone’s-feet dilemma. It’s crazy and it only gets crazier! By August, the chimney was torn down, framing complete, windows installed, roof attached, several leaks due to open roof holes in the kitchen ceiling, and duct and electrical work complete. It seems that it never ends. We are living in the “guest room” and our furniture is crammed in every available space for “storage”. It’s dusty and loud. Mark is used to the shouting, hammering, slamming, stomping, and banging that goes on each weekday. We find other places to go during the day so we are not in the way. It’s been rather inconvenient and messy, but I know when it is complete, it will be worth the wait. Now, it’s starting to look like a house with walls and floors. We are picking out tile, flooring, and paint colors. We’re in the home stretch!! It’s almost complete. I might even miss the daily surprise of what has changed while I was out. I will finally be ….
The little houses were handcut and stitched. I like how they point up to the text. I used more than 4 photos too! This is so outside of my comfort zone, but I like how it came out! Thanks for the inspiration!