Todays Project is a mix of three of my greatest passions, SCRAPPING, GARDENING and PHOTOGRAPHY! We're going to look at making journals and keeping a journal, ie writing in it on a regular basis.
Now as scrappers we aim to record memories and events for future generations, so that they can see where we came from, what we enjoyed doing and what life was like in 2007. But we're also doing it for ourselves, so that one day we can look back on our albums and remember those precious days gone by. And if you're anything like me, you battle to remember what happened in the summer of '06!!
Last year was my first attempt at tending a garden and it was such fun to watch it take shape and seeing flowers bloom from seeds that I had sewn was just magical! It was worth recording and I made an envelope accordian journal to keep my photos, seed packets and memories of that awesome journey!This year I went for something slightly different! It's a bit 'Secret Garden'! I drew, in pencil, basic sketches of how I wanted the beds to look and as I plant and the garden evolves I am going over them in pen.
As photographers we are always looking for subjects to um subject to endless hours of posing while we practice using different camera settings and angles and what better models than the ones who don't talk back, get tired and bored or don't need to be bribed!!And of course you just never know what delights you might find in the garden!
It is sometimes hard to find the time and energy to keep a journal but I know as each year passes and my skills improve I will enjoy looking back and reading my early experiences as a budding (heehee) gardener!
And don't forget you can adapt journals to any theme and occasion. How about a SUMMER HOLIDAY journal, where each member of the family gets to record their favourite activity of the day!
We do love to hear from you so if you are a journal keeper please send us a link to photos and tell us about the type of journals you keep!
Later dudes and have a great weekend!