I am a huge fan of Ali Edwards and her philosophies about preserving our memories,
because I feel the same way (I always have, and started preserving my memories
when I was a pre-teen); and this morning, I ran across a new 4-week workshop
(Becky Higgins was showing it on HER blog) that starts today. I read about it,
listened to Ali’s recording of her talking about the class & it’s objectives, and
fell in love with the idea. Now, I am so incredibly busy, and I don’t know HOW
I’m going to find the time, but I’ll tell you what – I’m going to MAKE the time, even
if I have to stay up another 30 minutes after the kids are all asleep.
This will be my very first on-line workshop that I’ve taken (& paid for – I don’t spend my money lightly!), and I really think it’s going to be worth it. You can approach it several ways, and make it according to how YOU like to work (hybrid vs digital, entire album vs pages within an existing album, a small journal or notebook,photos or no photos); it’s all up to you.
I’m going to make a 12 x 12 album, go traditional hybrid, and when it’s all finished, I’ll make photo copies of the pages for each of the kids’ albums. I’m even imagining that every year around the same time I’ll do the same thing; how neat to see the changes in our family & daily lives from year-to-year.
I’ll be making a section on my blog to share my progress and hopefully encourage you to do the same in your life. If you’re intrigued by this wonderful idea and want to check it out, here’s a copy of her Page and a link to her blog:
My new 4-week workshop, 31 Things, begins next Thursday at Big Picture Classes.
Here’s a few more details about this class for those of you that might be thinking about signing up (or for those of you who are reading about it for the first time today):
This is not a class where you’ll be documenting what you do each day for 31 days.
This is a class where you are invited, via daily prompts, to tell 31 stories from your life. Some people will tell stories from today. Some will tell stories from the past. And some will tell stories that combine the two together. Some stories will be serious. Some will be silly. Some might will be hard and others easy.
This is a class that will stretch your writing muscles and encourage you to tell your stories in more detail and depth.
This is a class that focuses on topics/themes you might dismiss when you are thinking about which stories to scrapbook/write about your life. Examples of some of the topics/themes include jewelry, technology, listen, shoes, carry, spirit, outside, covet.
This is a class that would be appropriate for anyone who is interested in writing stories about their life, even if you don’t consider yourself a scrapbooker.
This is a class for every kind of memory keeper (paper, digital, art journalers, writers, bloggers, etc because it’s really all about the writing).
Class begins on Thursday, May 17th and runs through June 16th. All the daily emails will be archived in the classroom at Big Picture – there will also be a message board and gallery for sharing your work and being a part of the class community.
As with all Big Picture workshops you have complete access to the classroom and the archives after the live class is over.
When you sign up there’s a video waiting for you with more details along with layered templates for Photoshop users and Word journaling templates for those that might not use Photoshop.
Registration closes May 23.
I am a Mother of 4 wonderful children, come from a career in architecture and kitchen design and currently I am a photo layout designer in the continuously evolving hobby of scrapbooking... [Read More …]
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