One of my favorite scrappy months of the year is here!
Layout a Day February began yesterday! This month I was asked to design a few pages as samples for the daily prompts. Today was one of my days.
This month’s theme is Once Upon a Time celebrating the stories and books of our youth. Today’s prompt was to do a layout based on Goodnight, Moon.
Here’s my first take on the prompt:
I don’t have a particular story about this book. It wasn’t one I read as a child and not one my kids latched on to, so I decided to take it in the direction of a bedtime routine.
In this layout, I told a little story and captured a little moment between my son and me. (It’s so little I don’t even think he realizes it happening.) It’s the story of how through most of his childhood, my youngest son’s bedroom has been on the second floor and when he’s ready for bed he’s always called to me and said, “Mom, you can come up!” In our new house, his room is on the first floor but he still tells me to come up! It’s sweet and I know that at age 11, these moments are all too fleeting.
So I did the original layout back in November so it would be ready as a sample, but that means if I still want to complete LOAD for this month, I had to create new layout. I could have gone off prompt, but I keep saying how much I enjoy the prompts I decided to challenge myself to do another layout based on the same theme.
Here’s my second take on the prompt created today:
This time I went with a bigger story. I found some pictures of my kids when they were much younger and our routines were much different. There were stories to read and certain stuffed animals had to be present in order to sleep and sometimes, we just couldn’t part with our favorite toy of the day. Had I scrapped our bedtime routine when they were that little, I imagine I would have told a slightly different story, but today I compared then and now with a little nostalgia.
So, there you have it. One prompt, two ways. One bigger story and one smaller story. Where would you take this prompt? Have you used one idea to tell different stories? Can you tell a bigger story and a smaller story about the same sort of event? I bet you can and I’d love to hear about it.
Share your comments and layouts below!