Friday, May 29, 2009
For the past five years I've gotten into scrapbooking. I love creating intriguing designs on pages. It gives me a chance to make remembering today with memories for tomorrow. Many photos are seemingly insignificant moments of life, often overlooked as we hurry through daily routines, yet those snapshots of day-to-day living are the essence of memories I hold most dear. I stumbled upon scrapbooking at the time of the birth of my first grandchild. I was looking for a way to corral and organize pictures and soon realized that I'd found a new hobby, a passion. I'd like to consider myself a scrapbook artist. Yes, there are others who are better than myself, but I enjoy making interesting graphic collages. The best part of scrapbooking is there is no wrong way and no right way to do it. For me, it's a personal expression. I don't have to please anyone other than myself. I find that it's useful in keeping a written journal of life events. My most recent endeavors have been making greeting cards. If you've never tried it, I encourage you to give it a stab. Start simple, pick a theme, choose colors, collect stuff, and begin arranging items until the layout is cohesive and pleasing to the eye.