This is my photo collage of the 28 scrapbook stories I created in February. Since 2010, I've participated in this annual event, fondly known as LOAD - Layout A Day - to participants. Each day, we receive a prompt and the challenge to tell a story; one can follow the prompt or not. Layouts are uploaded to a private FLICKR gallery. A great place to share and be inspired.
This year's theme was "Once Upon a Story." Prompts were inspired by children's books and memories of the impact books and reading had on our lives.
Each day of the week , prompts had a different focus, e.g,
- Thursday was color - LOAD 12 , - we were challenged to use the colors green, yellow and orange as in Green Eggs and Ham
- Tuesday - LOAD 3 - was a design principle: mixing up typeface
- Friday - LOAD 6 was a play on words and takeoff on the book Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
- Sunday - LOAD 15 was "Quotes"
- LOAD 25 - tell the story in conversation or dialogue.
And there were also days where I went "off prompt," as LOAD 11 about the bébé, instead. I created the collage using the COLLECT app - easy peasy!
I have several favorites among the 28 and it is my intention to share them with you over this month. It's on my list! So, watch this space.
What are your favorite children's books or memories of reading as a child?
Click on the photo for a larger image of the collage.