Following a sketch I chose 3 shots of my great grands together in the summer of 2018. I was going for coral for a color challenge. Didn’t realize how few coral papers I have. Also my inspiration came for the challenge at “Lasting Memories” to use trim – I have used 3 ribbons.
While trying to think of a good title, I always have difficulty with picking titles. I felt I wanted to acknowledge the idea of siblings being together. With them all being random activities one title about activities wouldn’t work. I’ve been reading a book by Julia Cameron – “Walking in This World”. This Joseph Campbell quote was on a recent page and it stuck with me as a message to my babies. So, the theme for my title and journaling was born.
The reason we scrap our photos, or at least for me, is to not just have the enjoyment of the playing creatively in the moment, but to leave an album of pages where the photos will be special for my family to look through in the future. I believe it is much more enjoyable than just flipping through a box of photos that have been printed. That is not to say each page needs to be a masterpiece. That is one thing I am teaching myself lately with my scrapbooking. Fussing over finding the best option is overrated! Does it really matter that I could have used at least 3 other papers for each of the ones I ended up with? I think not.
My process of late is to gather possibles, see which ones look the best in my eye and with the photos and go for it. I have way too many papers. It could, and have in the past, taken days to audition more choices; and that wouldn’t bring me any closer to believing I had made the perfect choice.
I’m doing my Morning Pages, have been for the past 2 mornings, and I like the focus it is bringing me. What brings you focus in your art? Any tips to help me improve are welcomed if you care to share.
In the mean time, have a blessed day, make it full of love and choose to be happy in what ever you must do. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Joyce Ann