Do any of you out there do this? Do you find yourself getting completely lost in your creativity? Sometimes I fall so far into the process, that when life interrupts (kids, dogs, doorbell) it feels so abrupt. Like I've completely forgotten about the world around me.
I remember years ago on The Oprah Winfrey show, Oprah talked about keeping a "gratitude journal." The concept was that the more often we focus (if even for a few minutes a day) on all that we feel thankful for, the happier we humans will be.
I feel like scrapbooking the ones I love is like my own gratitude journal. It's a chance to take a precious memory and wrap it up in beautiful layers and surround it in lovely colors and textures. It's a chance to journal about why it was such an important day, or event.
Framing my finished scrapbook pages and hanging them on the wall is a little like a visual gratitude journal. Little pieces of the beauty in my life there to look at, reflect on, and enjoy whenever I walk down the hall.
So I think that's what brings me back to my crafting table again and again. I am looking forward to learning more about this art. I want to challenge myself with new techniques, and really push myself creatively.
I would love to know your thoughts.... What drives you to scrapbook your memories? And what are your creative goals for 2013?
Thanks for joining me!