Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time to let it go
You know the song.. to everything there is a season. Well it looks like my scrapbooking season is over.

I have been looking at my studio for the last 12 months and have felt the accusing glare of every single thing in here, waiting for me to make a move, create something, make a decision just to do something. Well I made my decision and I called my friend Danelle, ok so I facebooked her because I avoid any direct contact with real people as much as possible. For some strange reason my friends Ali and Lis are still putting up with me after nearly 5 years, I am telling you that is a record.

So Danelle has been working with an orphanage in Bali for several years now, the Widhya Asih Bali Children and in the past has taken craft supplies for them to make cards. So I am sending my supplies to them. They will have a new home.

I still want to keep records, I still want to remember but that overwhelming burn to preserve every second has diminished. I'm going to set aside a time each week to work on a book like I did for my 365 days blurb book . So now I am going to save up and get myself a copy of Photoshop and stick to digital scrapbooking.

So what will happen to the studio? It is going to be turned into a reading room, it is already the computer room, and has sort of been rechristened the office, because nothing much creative has been happening in here I can tell you.

I have started sorting things and Danelle is coming over Thursday to take it all away. It feels right and finally for the first time in a year I have made a decision about something and I'm acting on it.

It's a start.
Blogger Donna said...
Congrats on making a decision and following through .. it's hard but worth it.
Here's hoping you find something else that brings you pleasure like your scrapping used to.

Anonymous Tara said...
More room for books :)

Blogger Ginny said...
I have been debating this myself the last year & half. I just can't seem to let go yet. With the ease of photo books, it is hard to continue if you aren't feeling it. Right now, I'm mingling w/ the idea of trying to fill in the missing spots in my scrapbook albums and then switching to then blurb style book for 2010. Then I can have both worlds :)

I envy your scrapbook room & your new reading room. My 2 loves! Congrats on finally making the decision. I can totally relate to how good you probably feel!

Blogger suzitee said...
I am so saddened to hear that you no longer feel like scrapping Ali...I have always admired your scrapping style, and even sat in on one of your classes at the Perth Craft Fair a few years back :) I hope that whatever direction your creativity takes makes you happy!

Blogger Heather said...
You're back! You know, I feel the same way about people a lot of the time. And I really dislike talking on the phone. A lot. I too am sad to read you've decided to stop scrapping. But you can't do something your heart isn't in. And you will create beautiful digi stuff! Glad you are doing well!

Blogger Lissy said...
Well you don't have to scrap book! I mean I think you are crazy...lol...but it is after all a hobby and not something we must do! The kids have some great memories created for them and let's face it as they grow up there is less things to scrap book...and of course you can do that digi anyway! And no I am not going any where :) We are friends!

Blogger Condi Scrappers said...
I too admired your scrapping style and was inspired by you at a Hyden retreat some time ago. Good luck with your new adventure in life. If its not too much to ask could we have an updated photo we haven't seen the progress you have made since your lap banding surgery how is it going??