Friday, December 15, 2006

The challenge of "white" space!

As per Shimelle's instructions, I've kept today's page uber-simple! It was a challenge to do so! I kept wanting to put things in the "white" space. I settled for a tiny bit of inking & my trademark (for this journal, anyway) vellum tag. I had a lot to write, but I edited it severely just to focus on this single topic, this year, with little reflection on years past:

This year we will spend Christmas with Ken’s parents, who live about 20 minutes away from us. The last 2 years, we’d gotten into a tradition of seeing our families on Cookie Day, then spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day just the 2 of us,. We had also tried splitting up Christmas celebrations before, on, and after Christmas Day, but it was tiring and not altogether satisfying, so we decided that each year we’d try to consolidate things into one central celebration. This year, Ken said he missed spending time with his family on Christmas; so, we are mixing things up a little bit. Who knows where we’ll spend Christmas 2007!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Very cool page! Nice use of negative space!!! :-)

Kathy said...

Simple but lovely.

Chiara said...

love love love it. I was never good at following directions.

debra harvey said...

love the striped strip (trying saying that quickly) :)

Jenny Rebecca said...

Love this page! So clean and simple and striking.

Jenn said...

Simple but beautiful!

Dorothy said...

Simple but effective~great job~

Karen said...

love what you did with it. I do know that white space can be challenging but you worked it sista