Well, the inevitable has finally happened. I had to take my craft room apart. I have discovered that people cannot visualize how they might utilize a space in a different way. They don’t appear to understand why a person would have a room full of paper and crafty things. Can you imagine?
My craft room is now a TV/bonus room. It’s all for the the good cause of selling my house. But you can imagine the constraints that puts on me creatively. I’ve set aside all my favorite-can’t-live-without products and the rest has been packed. The next few months are going to be interesting…
The show must go on though, so for today, I have an update on one of my ongoing projects. I started my Childhood Memory Box a few months ago to hold random childhood memories. I was having a hard time figuring out exactly how to create 12×12 layouts with my childhood photos. I may still create a few, but for the most part, I realized that I would be easier for me to take one photo at a time and just tell a random story for each photo.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not censoring myself in the journaling. I’ve provided myself enough room to tell a story or to talk about how I see the photo from today’s perspective. These are my memories and they may not always be pretty. But it feels good to get them down how I see them, even if they are skewed to only my perspective.
These cards are so easy to complete too. When you have a smaller canvas, you are limited in what you can do. But it’s a great opportunity to use up scraps and make great use of all your punches and stickers and die cuts that you’ve had in your stash for awhile.
After adding these six new photos and stories, you can see there is still plenty of room in my box for more. I love that this project is contained but it doesn’t feel unfinished. There is no pressure for me to collect all my childhood photos and document them all immediately. I can work on it when I have time but I can still enjoy it as is.
What about you? Have you ever documented photos and stories in a random fashion? Does the very idea of it scare you or inspire you?