Monday, May 28, 2007

My Reasons for Scrapbooking

I was recently asked "Why do you scrapbook?" A silly question to me but believe it or not there are people out there that cannot understand the passion and reasoning that goes into scrapbooking. I'm sure that many of my "non-scrapbook" friends must think my passion is more like an obsession. I suppose it is! LOL

Many of us scrapbook for various reasons, all different, but very important to us as individuals artists. I say "artists" because I truly believe that scrapbooking is an art. Another medium in which we can express our creativity to share with our families, friends and the world.

I'm going to list a few of my reasons for scrapbooking (not in any particular order because there are too many to list!) and if you are a scrapbook artist feel free to list your reasons in the comments or post them on your own blog.

I enjoy the warm feeling and memories that working with photos brings as I create my pages.

I am able to express my creativity in a memorable way.

I am the "storyteller" and "keeper of treasures" , each family needs one of those!

I feel a great sense of joy and satisfaction when I present an album or layout as a gift. Often times I hear more wonderful stories and anecdotes than what I've actually journalled. The gift has resurfaced memories and brought joy... my goal was achieved.

Family heritage - It's a long process that truly is never ending, but I've given our heritage albums a darn good start. It's a record through photos and journaling for future generations. I hope that someday the children in our families will be inspired and influenced by what I've created.... perhaps one of them will pick up where I left off.

Friendships - I really cannot believe the number of friendships that scrapbooking has brought to me. Whether it's the local scrapbook club, my customers, my fellow business women or across the world, through email/internet/phone/message boards I have found some truly amazing friends.

1 comment:

Jan said...

I love this post! You hit the nail on the head about the friendships that scrapbooking brings. Isn't it amazing how you can meet another scrapbooker, and instantly you have lots to talk about?!