Little Michael’s loves the moon. This could be in part to early readings of Goodnight Moon. Or just the chance to stay up late on summer night so that he could catch a glimpse. Whichever it is, it’s one of my sweetest memories of him these past two years. He always looks out the windows and is so excited to see full moons or even a half moon. This summer we even lucked out and got to see a blue moon.
Spotting his lunas (moons) makes him so happy so we almost always oblige–even when we are not at home. On a recent trip to DC, Michael had one of those anxiety-ridden episodes that are toddler trademarks. His father had sneaked out of our hotel room for a food run to Good Stuff Eatery. Because who doesn’t need a good burger after traveling with kids!?! Realizing that his father left to get an Obama burger and that the moon might be out and he was missing both by being left behind in the hotel was too much for Michael.
We couldn’t find the moon that night. Too many lights from our room. Also, the kid loves burgers. Add Obama’s name to it and we have one hungry, patriotic toddler. I snapped away as he anxiously awaited his Obama burger–and still waiting for the moon to make an appearance. Lesson for the day: toddlers don’t want anything to do with “waiting.”
This layout was inspired by Lilith Eeckles ‘ summer colour series. I learned a a few great techniques and color combinations. i tried out her challenge to use color with black for “harmonious contrast.” I do not often use stark color contrasts in my work so I gave it a try. I did not have any black-and-white photos on hand so I used a night-time picture. Visually this eased my placement of the black frame with the other pastel elements of the page. I am still unsure if I like the end-result. What do you think?
Moon update: crescent shaped moon which Michael missed because he went to sleep early. Goodnight moon (and Michael).