Thursday, June 19, 2008

Scrapbooking... it's all in the journaling

I posted my last scrapbooking layout on the UK Scrappers site yesterday and a fellow member left the comment...

"This is great........I particularly love your journaling!!! After all, isn't the journaling and the photos what it's really all about?"

How right this lady is!

I wasn't sure about doing pages about my feelings towards my, for, or about my daughter because I wrestle with them in my mind and maybe I shouldn't make them public, in the way of a published scrapbook page layout!

But scrappers all over the world do, and actually after I read this lady's comment it reminded me that I enjoy reading other's inner most thoughts and feelings, and far from judging them harshly as I suspected I might be, I often feel a kindred spirit. Their journaling being somewhat moving emotionally.

So I made the decision that I will indeed do more pages about how I feel as there must be others out there who, like me, cannot "gush" over their offspring, or anything else for that matter.

I personally find it difficult to show my feelings, something I am working on, but maybe being honest on my pages with my journaling means I can use all those hundreds of pictures I have of my daughter, and maybe in time, when she is older, she will come to understand her mother a little better.


Cali said...

As a writer, I was once instructed, "Don't tell us (the reader) how to feel, let us decide through your writing how we should feel." I've found the same to be true with scrapbooking. Your layouts ARE your feelings that we should interpret how we choose.
Cali said...

Great stuff.
I like your blog and all your scrappy things.

Look forward to reading more.
I love it!!!! Thank you very much!