This would be project #4 in my Praise Page series.
The drought of 2011 is still SO very close and fresh in my mind. This time last year, I was hoping and praying and crying for rain - we'd been about six months dry with the temps already in the 100's. If you go back and look through my gallery of summer 2011 layouts, you'll see a preoccupation with the lack of moisture and the record breaking temperatures.
I never again want to take rain and it's miracle life giving properties for granted, and I have promised God that I will always say "thank-you" for the moisture in whatever form it takes. This photograph, I believe with all my heart, is his promise back to me.
This April, after a particularly good sized thunderstorm rolled through, there was a huge double rainbow - dark and vivid and breathtakingly beautiful. They say you can't ever see the exact spot where the bow touches the ground, but I could see where the inside bow touched the treetops and then filtered down to the grass. It definitely touched the ground in my north pasture, and I was able to capture the image. I didn't know until I downloaded the photograph that I'd managed to do it, and I was super excited.
Is there a legendary pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? You be the judge. My 20 acres has grass in abundance. That is an enormous gift! Thank you, God.
I'll be teaching it at my LSS in August. We try to stay two months ahead on our projects so that our "other side of the city" ladies can plan their schedules farther out. I have a dozen ladies that attend this particular class faithfully, and we enjoy not only creating the project, we enjoy sharing our faith and perspective on the verse or sentiment for that month.
The white base paper was a challenge I made for myself. It was SO white! I wasn't sure how to work with it, but I've been wanting to use that brown bird paper from Quick Quotes for a LONG time -- and the only cardstock in the store that it looked right with was that pure, pristine white. I finally decided to just hike up my britches and do it. After the initial fear of the purity of it, it was kind of fun to work on. But I did worry that somewhere along the path I was going to put a horrible smudge on it.
Page Maps ETC Sketch #1
Scrap By Color Challenge - Complementary Color Scheme