I was having a hard time with smiles on the day I did this layout - couldn’t quite find any and was in quite a cranky mood. This page started out wondering about smiles and smiling… And, then I spent the day with my “little” (just turned 17!) friend Jesse decorating his family’s Sukkah and later having dinner together. And, I somehow found some smiles… Love that cute guy!
FYI: It is currently the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot and I always help my friend’s family decorate their Sukkah and share dinner with them.
A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is topped with branches and often well decorated with autumnal, harvest or Judaic themes. The Book of Leviticus describes it as a symbolic wilderness shelter, commemorating the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness they inhabited after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. It is common for Jews to eat, sleep and otherwise spend time in the sukkah. In Judaism, Sukkot is considered a joyous occasion and is referred to in Hebrew as “the day of our rejoicing” and the sukkah itself symbolizes the frailty and transience of life and its dependence on God.
For this layout I used:
SNU SS DLO Template: Art Journal
BMU Autumn Jewel Collection Biggie
SNU SS Styles: Shadow Me
SNU Type Paths: Shabby Text
BMU Brush Set: Scripted