One of Shimelle's recent journaling prompts was to use "memory flashes" to get to the heart of certain events. I chose the moment we realized that we would be able to adopt our daughter, Clara. The journaling along the bottom reads: "Thoughts and emotions from when we learned that Clara would be able to join our family." The first bird (Paul) says "I knew I would never let her go, no matter what." The second bird (me) says "complete fulfilled content relieved." The third bird (Henry) says "I'm happy. I said, 'I like this baby.'" The fourth bird (Clara) says "I'm joining my forever family."
Yeah, it made me all teary eyed to write it. It's amazing how that journaling trick works!
From a design standpoint, the birds are made using the butcher paper collage technique and the background involves underpainting. The placement of the birds involves ideas of grouping and repetition (or something). I'm learning soooo many design ideas in Dina's class that I can't keep them all straight. But I really like this page.