Sometimes when you work on a scrapbook project it’s just a bit of fun and there’s never a thing to complain about because it’s one of those moments when life isn’t serious and you’re doing what you want to do (whether it’s at 8am or in the middle of the night) and you can’t fault any of that.
Other times there are projects that just run circles in your head for hours, days, months until they are finally out there in real, tangible forms and even as you’re finishing you keep thinking there’s even more you might want to add.
This is one of those times.
Last year I taught an album workshop called Fill my Little World. It was fun; it was light-hearted. It was scrapping about yourself and making supplies last the distance and meeting new people. I loved it and yet every time I taught it there was a voice at the back of my head saying do this like your life depended on it.
So I went back to the drawing board, took my time and spoke to a lot of people. Read so much. So much outside the scrapbook world and the crafting world and pretty much anything that seemed relevant and a little bit exciting. I forced myself to talk to strangers when I met someone that could give me a bit more insight into making it work.
And then I started making the album. The album I would make if my life depended on it.
I’m teaching this for the first time in November in Gosport, Hampshire. There are just a couple spaces left if you want to join us that day (then we’ll start a waiting list). And then this scrapbook show is going on the road.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this.
I don’t want to say much more right now because there is a lot of final stuff left to set in motion, sign, pay for and all that. But we are officially open for putting dates on the calendar. And that is always exciting! This album is going to a few places off the beaten track, a few places near and certainly a few places far. (So let me know if you think I should come to your town!)
Anyway, I promised the Gosport girls a little sneak peek, and I’m not going to show very much because it’s still two months away and they will probably pressure me into showing more but I don’t want to spoil all of the surprise! But at least they can get a little look at pretty colours of cardstock…I just won’t show them what the journaling looks like quite yet.
More soon, I’m sure!
xlovesx26 September 2008