Monday, March 29, 2010
Name this Character
I couldn't decide on a name for this little miss - Polly Pencil? Suzy Student? Testing Tessa? What do you think? Any ideas out there?
This little punch art reminded me of my oldest (college girl now) when she learned to print (but longed to learn cursive). She would fill page after page of paper with her name, address, phone number, and lists of her favorite movies. She would fill pages and the next time would start over with those basic facts and alphabetize the movies again. I'm was never sure what her motivation was (I need to ask her now) but she entertained herself for long stretches of time and developed beautiful handwriting. Of course I kept one but didn't take a picture of her doing this. I'll remake "red" here to a brunette and add some glasses and this will replace the missing photo when I scrap this story.
Since I came to scrapping later in life and since digital photography didn't exist for much of my life (or my children's lives), there are many tales I want to tell but no photographs to match the story.
One great solution is to journal the story and just include another photo of your subject. For example, you want to tell about Grandma's housekeeping quirks but you certainly don't have a photo of her cleaning. You just tell the story, and add any picture you have of Grandma.
My friend Virginia, who is my volunteer assistant when I teach card classes at the local woman's club, just started a 6x6 recipe collection and she has a picture of Granddad on his salad recipe - it is perfect!
What story do you NEED to tell that doesn't have a photo? Even if you aren't a scrapbooker, think of one and go write it down in a spiral notebook. Someone will treasure it when you are old and too crazy to remember - and based on my brain lately that could be sooner than you think!