When we arrived in Yellowstone we got into a “buffalo jam” which is a traffic jam, except that there are buffalo on the roadway causing the congestion. The concept just cracks the girls up! One of the first things we noticed was that there were no babies.
Then after a few days, Mr. Tattered noticed some small animals off in the distance and said, “Hey, look! Someone is letting their dogs chase the buffalo!” That didn’t sound right, so we got out the binoculars and were able to determine that they were baby buffalo!
Later we asked a ranger about them, and he told us they call them “red dogs” and they had just been born within the last day or so. How funny that we thought they looked like dogs before we even knew that!
By the next day we were seeing them down on the road and got a lot of up close views. They were so darling! And yes, my camera went crazy – I had NO control of it!
So, now the trick is to find the best shots to tell the story (I think it will take 2 full 2-page layouts) then I’ll arrange the rest onto collage pages. I’ve really enjoyed looking over all the photos. It’s ALMOST as fun as actually doing the pages!
So today I made the paper selection, picked out the photos for 4 pages, did the journaling (1st in pencil, then with a pitt pen) for the first two pages, got the pictures matted, cut out the letters for “RED” and did the preliminary positioning. Not bad for a few hours work!
I’ll go to bed dreaming about how to finish these off. I can hardly wait for Bea to see this layout. She just LOVES the nursing babies!
Today I am feeling grateful that I have a whole room dedicated to all my art supplies! Is that awful? I so enjoy being able to work on a project and not have to start from scratch with supplies. Or keep everything in boxes in the garage. The room itself is a bit on the crowded side, so I don’t actually work in there a lot, but at least there is a dedicated space for all the stuff. Someday I’ll figure out how to make it all fit and look darling, but for now, just having the space makes me smile!