You Are My Joy | No. 1

The Story


We had a day out; just the two of us. And, what a day it was! It was special to me: We went on a picnic, visited two parks, and ended the day with a movie (Nim’s Island).

For you, the best part of the day had to be sliding down the pole on your own for the first time. What a moment for you! You were so happy to have done it. No doubt anymore, you are a big boy.

For me, it was just so great to spend the day with you, doing so many fun things together. You fill my heart with such joy. I love you...forever, and ever, and always!


Supplies are here in the shop: Story of Joy

Story Reflection

The main photo has been one of my favorites for years—It was such a lucky shot. My camera was in hand, settings set, and Duncan just happened to look up and I just happened to press the shutter. Within 1/2 second he was gone again. He's always been pretty active.

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good! =)

I love that this moment, the mood, the smile, the memory of carefree days at the park was something that found its way into the frame that day!


What went well: I liked how well the black-and-white photos worked with the kraft paper to create a sense of nostalgia.

What was difficult: Honestly, lining up the text to fit well with the title and the flourish was more difficult than I expected.

Biggest takeaway: How much I love the mix of strong lines and organic shapes together...I want to do more of that.

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