Feels like the last 2 months were put on a loop-de-loop in fast forward. My daughter was happily graduated from the University and then my life went to hell in a hand basket. Well actually it wasnt THAT bad. I just wanted to use that phrase. It WAS however very busy and full of some unexpected twists and turns.
In typical Marion style I decided to change things up a bit and so for my oldest daughters high school scrapbook I decided to go all digital. I find that I am perpetually about 4 years behind the cutting edge of scrapbooking except when I first started and I was about 4 years early.
Anyhow…who knew there was a whole subculture….not even a subculture really…a full blown well developed culture around digital scrapbooking??!!
I had no idea and like they say its totally addictive and cheap comparatively speaking. I do however miss the textures and bits and pieces involved in making a “real” scrapbook. I decided to take on this venture around the time my eldest was graduating college. Dont let the whole 4 year thing fool you here. Her scrapbooks are done from 0-6 and then I started with 9th grade. Long ways to go!
Anyhow and I got busy and managed to get up to the fall of 11th grade done (about 4o pages!) before the twists of life started up and recently just spit me back out. But I did discover one thing before I was sucked into the vortex. I really can’t multitask on projects. I am full tilt on one or the other but I can’t do both at the same time. So. That means that every single online class and tutorial have fallen by the wayside is a bad way and I have desperately missed it but frankly not sure how to redeem it except focus one day at a time.
As a start I needed to recover from a month of traveling and company and entertaining. Then I had to work around the house and THEN I had to face the woeful state of my creativity which felt as dry and crispy as the drought we are in. Primarily there is the No Excuses Art Journaling…and also Donna Downey and Lifebook. Never mind my own individual stuff.
I am happy to report the last week I spent catching up on 5 weeks of NEAJ. I am pretty proud of myself for that as I am not always good at following through. But I think the tutorials are going to have to wait because I want to finish up the digital scrapbook.
I really wish I could multitask better.
Published: July 24, 2015