Monday, October 17, 2011

In A Flash

The Challenge:
Use a blurred photo to tell your story

I knew just what photo I wanted to use!  I took this photo at a marching band competition where at the end of the competing, all the bands line up on the track.  Each lane of kids is facing the opposite lanes next to them, so when they start marching, they are all intermixed and facing other kids coming at them.  It is the coolest thing to see!  There are hundreds of kids in all different colors in a swirl of motion.  Since it happens in the dark and it would be almost impossible to get a good photo that was still, I decided to set my settings so that the photo would be a blur of color and design.  It's a cool photo, I think.  It also tells the story of how fast my 8 years as a band parent went.  It sounds like a lot, but it really did go fast.  It was something I loved doing with my kids and I made so many good friends with parents and other band kids.  So, hold on to those things and even jobs you have as part of being a parent, because they really are gone in a flash!

The layout (only one page!)

The sketch


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Very cool how you used that blurry photo! Loveeeeeee this story! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kyoko Matsumura (mini) said...

How cool photo!Lve your title work:)Thank you so playing along!

Lesli said...

Love that you used an imperfect photo - sometimes, those are the best!