I was so inspired by how beautiful Green Lake was the other day, I felt like I needed to create something. I am NOT an artist, but I love playing around with arts and crafts. So the other night, I pulled out an empty scrapbook that was given to me when Abby was born. I suppose, as far as scrapbooks go, this was a nice one. But I really wouldn’t know . . . I’ve never made one. This is odd since I was the teenager who used to walk around Michael’s for fun, just to look at all the craft supplies and smell the eucalyptus and cinnamon. I have never ventured into the world of scrapbooking, and after a few evenings ago, I don’t think I ever will.
As I sat down at the table, staring at the blank pages, all set to go with my fancy mini-cropper (a gift) and pretty paper, I was completely paralyzed by the thought of having to narrow my first child’s first year to 30 or so pictures. I like taking and keeping (and sharing) lots and lots of pictures, and a scrapbook only allows you to display a few pictures a page. I’ve been bit with the blogging bug.
A blog is without limits. I can place any amount of whatever I want in any order, color, fashion that I want . . . and I don’t have to worry about having to dust it off before I show it to friends and family.
How do you keep memories? Do you scrapbook, collage, blog? I would love to hear your preference.