and continued to watch in awe
(as one can do in traffic)
as pink rays and yellow clouds unfurled across the blue-black sky
and let it be known:
winter is coming to an end.
Gone are the black-of-night morning commutes.
The sun is in my eyes again,
and I really don't mind at the moment,
because it means spring is near,
which means summer is near.
These pages that I created for the October Afternoon CHA booth
using the summer-perfect, beachy-keen Seaside line
remind me just why the change of seasons
is more than welcome.
This layout makes me want to head to the beach. Now.
Every paper in this line is just so dang cooperative,
mixing and melding beautifully with the others.
This page is all about the perks
of being born and raised in Hawaii.
I added a bit of height to the waves using some Helmar ZapDots.
I so love this "Yellow Bikini" map paper.
There is a wide variety of map papers out there,
but this is the only one that I know of that puts Hawaii on the map,
smack dab in the center.
This next page documents a little adventure I had at Hanauma Bay:
I still can't believe I got those photos.
I still can't believe I knew a shark was in the water and headed toward it.
So worth it.
compiling some of my favorite summer memories.
I had so much fun immersing myself in the creation of these projects,
and making summer last a little longer, even in the chilly wetness of winter.