Hi! really am committed to this twice a month blogging. It's a reasonable goal and it's fun, too. Sure, there is social media and all the message boards I frequent. Still, writing a brief essay about my life or scrapbooking (or is that one and the same, LOL, is a good exercise.
I've been doing LOAD (Lain Ehmann's layout a day) this month.I've been creating but I do not always complete a layout in one day. My goal though is to have 31 layouts done by the end of the month. Since I post my pages on Flickr, I wonder about posting them all here. Not all the same audience, though, so I think I will post them.
As I wrote in the journal portion of one layout, I looked to LOAD to help me find my style. It's often bold and colorful, at least; and, it often features a mix of patterns and textures. My decorators have described my home as full of texture and ethno-contemporary so I guess these are design patterns in my life.
On occasion I have a 10-15 minute layout that I love - my earrings one for example but usually I like to linger with the process. After all, I keep telling folk - for me this is a fun hobby!
Yet I'm pretty productive even when not doing LOAD. Not to the extent of one a day the rest of the time but often enough that folk say "now that's a lot of scrapbooking" when they see my albums.
Still, the weather is getting warmer and I vow to spend more time out of doors this summer. I'm hoping a lot of time in the pool. I love the sensation of weightlessness and the joy of mindless drifting in the water as the sun shines down and birds twitter overhead. So, maybe not so much cutting and gluing this summer. I might do a little scrapbook reading though historical romances and real history lessons are more to my liking for those moments out of the pool as I sit in a lounge chair under an umbrella drinking lemonade. Want to join me?