I've finally had an opportunity to sit down and pool together a quick holiday album for the trip we took to France a few weeks ago. It's not quite the detailed album I would have preferred but that's my fault for not taking any notes whilst we were away. Believe me, even within all the photos we took, Nick & I were scratching our heads to remember what we did each day. It didn't feel like it at the time but when you're back home, browsing through the pictures, one beach looks very much like another.
I'm uploading here the digital version, which will be printed out to go into my album. Though they don't look it, they are actually double layouts, consisting of two x A4 size. The journaling isn't my best and I would have preferred to include more stories, thoughts and feelings but time and space didn't allow. The important thing, I realised, was to do this whilst I remembered it and, more importantly had the motivation.
Though I'm pleased with it, I'm also relieved to have finished. I'm in the mood to start scrapbooking again and I'm itching to tell stories. But holiday albums are a whole different kettle of fish to everyday scrapping. It's more like trying to put a book together, telling one long story on several pages. What I'd like to do now is take individual stories and devote a page to each of them. Those are the scrapbook pages I love to read back through.
But first, I think I can't leave it any longer. I have to clean up my craft room. Unless I can use my favourite procrastination tool, keeping busy. I'm the master of putting off tasks by ensuring I'm so busy doing anything else but the important one. Thankfully, I know from reading other blogs and Facebook, that I'm far from alone when it comes to the thought of clearing our creative spaces. Where's the Changing Rooms team when I need them?