Lain Ehman’s Layout a Day challenge started today! I was at school late and didn’t have much time, so I used a digital quick page to create this layout. Lain’s challenge to us this time is to focus on storytelling, so I’m less worried about the products I use and more centered on crafting a good story. The prompt today was “Once upon a time.” As I’m still mourning the loss of Kit, my guess is that many of my layouts over the next week or so will be about her! The journaling reads:
“Once upon a time, there were two beautiful cats named Kit and Tanis. On a fateful day in May, they were rescued from a garbage can, and their people knew that Kit and Tanis must come live with them. The two kittens brought so much joy to their people, and the people fell deeply in love with the little fur balls. Over the next 18 years, Kit and Tanis made the house feel like a home and were the children their people would never have. Yet, Tanis was the first to go, and Kit mourned her loss right along with her people. Kit wandered the house at night, searching, searching in vain for a sister that was forever gone. This sadness took its toll on Kit, and she ended up leaving her people 8 months later. The emptiness their people felt was profound, and loneliness swept through the house. Yet, as they shared stories of Kit and Tanis, the people began experiencing joy again. Memories of Kit and Tanis will help their people live happily ever after.”
I’m going to be out of town for several days this month, so I need to get my digital files organized and placed on my laptop so that I can continue with the challenge on the road.
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Posted on October 1, 2010