After several false starts and much dithering, I think I’ve finally got my Project Life album underway. I say “think” because I haven’t been completely satisfied with my attempts so far – I’ve done more than one overhaul and the possibility of more “do-overs” is always lurking. However, at some point I just need to say ENOUGH.
I’m very new to this kind of scrapbooking and memory keeping. My style is bound to change and evolve as my skills and confidence grow. In fact, I see that already happening. I’m taking an online class on how to use Photoshop Elements in digital scrapbooking and I’ve learned SO MUCH! It’s exciting and frustrating and fun – I can almost feel my brain stretching.
You might ask why I’m doing this if I find it frustrating or difficult. Well, yes, it can be sometimes, but already I can see many advantages. I love learning new skills. I love stretching my creative side, an area that has felt stagnant and that I missed desperately. I love playing with pretty paper and little embellishments. I love pushing my photography skills to tell a story. I love how it’s made me more aware of life, how it’s gotten me out and about, how it’s made me a participant in life rather than a passive observer. Most of all, I love having these memories and stories recorded.
While the title page and January were a bit of a struggle, February is coming together much quicker and I am much happier with the results. It all comes down to just getting out there and trying something. You just might be surprised at what happens.