As I slowly enjoy the process of preparing my December Daily album; thinking forward to a season of light & joy, everyday life & hardship, faith & hope, I wanted to share a couple of layouts I made for The Daily Digi with this months digi files.
IN THE MIRROR
Credits: papers and elements from Bounty of Blessings by Just Because Studio
On Wednesday we went to the forest in the early evening to pick some wild blueberries. You helped a little. Then you went on to watch our dog and snap photos . I love it when you pick up my camera and I love to see what you find and how you frame your photos. This one is my absolute favorite of all the photos you took. Taken in the car as you waited for me to finish up. Love how you captured the light and yourself in the mirror.
credits: papers and elements from Reading by Megan’s Creations. template from Fuss Free: Double Time 8 by fiddle-dee-dee designs. font: Arsenale White
I’ve always had a love for reading. For words. For stories. For learning something new. Nothing like being swept off my feet and into a story after a heavy day of work.
I’ve laughed out loud. I’ve cried. Ive been deeply touched. I’ve been angry. I’ve felt for the little guy. I’ve cheered on the hero. I’ve felt how it is to fall in love. I’ve felt how sorrow creeps into every part of our being. All from fantastic writers and books. Some have been popular and on the bestseller list. Some have been hidden gems. Off course many of the books have not been that perfectly good. But I don’t care much, there are very few books I haven’t read through because I really didn’t like them.
Mostly I read at least five books at a time. I’m not sure why, I’ve done it for years. It might be because I’m so curious of this new book I found. It might bee because some books are easy read after a busy days. and some demands more of me and are perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the garden.
This spring and summer have been a big reading season. I decided to try out an audio subscription. I love being read to. And now I read books while I garden, drive tractor on the farm or car to work, when I wash up or cleans around the house, when I’m out walking or on our traveling when there is nothing else to do.
I also read a lot of e-books, making it possible for me to get my hands on those books that are harder to come by here in Norway. A win is that I don’t have to wait a month for shipping like before. Win, win.
So far this year I’ve read 57 books and that makes me so happy! I haven’t read so many books in a year (and the year isn’t over!) since I was in middle school and more or less living in the library. I try to read in my spare time, even when I have just a few minutes. When I go outside for a coffee break I make it a habit to bring my books, in the evenings when it’s quiet around me I read a book instead of checking social media online. Sometimes I read when I should have slept, I’m trying to beat that habit!
My favorite way to read is still sitting with a book in my lap, turning the pages as I read on, smelling and feeling it. I love a thick book. But I also love that modern technologies gives me a chance to read more, to explore and to get more words and stories into my everyday life and even though the audio versions are a bit expensive I see my self keeping up the subscription, making sure that the books i buy are books I really care about and books read by someone that read really well. My favorites are those books read by the author him/herself.
Bring on the books.
What have you done in your creative time lately?!
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