I was just browsing various scrapper's blogs (as you do) and I saw Katrina's latest entry. It was a layout she'd done using some simple photos of her kids playing at Orana Park a few years ago. It got me thinking...
... Maybe we should challenge ourselves to go back and use some of those photos from a few years ago. The photos we took before we were scrappers. The photos we took to remind ourselves of a great day out. The photos that were never destined to be part of great works of art. The photos that weren't glamour shots. The photos that weren't taken with the aim of getting published. Back to basics. Maybe?
Here's one of those photos I dug out -
this would never win any awards and certainly hasn't made it to a scrapbook page but when I look at it I remember an awesome day. We were driving up to Palmerston North to visit my sister and her family (as we do often). As Elliot usually throws up about half an hour after leaving home we decided to stop at Pukerua Bay for some fresh air. We ended up climbing over all the rock pools for half an hour. It was a gorgeous day. Elliot found a crab. And picked it up. His first crab. We were so pleased that we'd slowed down and stopped instead of racing to get to Palmy as quickly as we could. The kids loved it and so did we (didn't love Darryn's all yellow attire, though - what was that?).
But the thing is this photo brings back such warm memories that it doesn't need to be published for me to enjoy it. It's just a photo of my family having a great time. That's why I scrap. I will scrap it and write about how I felt when I took it. It's about the journey.