this boy reads all the time. books, store signs, boxes - anything that comes in front of him. no squinting, no straining, no struggling. so it was a bit of a shock to find out he was crazy far sighted in one eye - to the point where he couldn't ready anything below the "E" on the eye chart.
we found ourselves at a pediatric opthamologist. and yes, he needed glasses. and no, he wasn't happy about it. but finally he settled on a pair of frames - and how cute are they on him?
i snapped a photo of sam while he was trying on glasses, and i knew it would be perfect for a layout about how we got to that point. i mixed studio calico's new thataway and storytime lines with some other bits and pieces that were on my desk (ie : it's easier to put it on a page then put it away ;))
this page is more about the story than anything else - once i typed out all that journaling, i knew the rest of it needed to be fairly simple. i really wanted to record how we got to this moment.. a bit of layered paper, a few embellishments., a photo and a lot of words did the trick. you can see the supply list for this page in the studio calico gallery.
and now, 6 weeks later, the glasses are a non issue. well, they get really dirty on a regular basis and he's temporarily lost them a couple times - but he puts them on first thing in the morning and doesn't mind wearing them. and he's still crazy cute in them. =)
PS : just a reminder that today is the last day to sign up for LETTERPRESS at studio calico! the class has already started and there is a ton of inspiration and techniques to try.