Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Smiling because I've just done some scrapbooking. I haven't done that much lately. I also don't do many double page layouts but I've had these photos of my Mum for months and I wanted to do something with them.
Most of my pages are not worthy of publication. Goodness knows this one isn't. I know it would be better with computer journaling but I use my own handwriting (1. because I think people should and 2. because it takes me half an hour to get it right on the computer and I'm too impatient for that). I scrap to capture the story. And I like the kind of half finished look - like maybe it's not quite done. I like the doodling (you'll need a closeup view to see this). I liked matching patterned papers (and they are different brands - not from one collection!). And I especially like the journaling which reads:
"This is Fay. Before she was my mother. Before she was Paul’s wife.
This is Fay. The first woman journalist on The Wairarapa Times-Age.
The first woman journalist on The Ashburton Guardian.
This is Fay when she was a pioneer.
I wish I’d known this Fay."
And thanks, Karen, for reminding me to take self portraits- must do it more often - makes my head look skinny!