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Monday, February 21, 2011

Embrace Imperfection

I've been taking a class from Karenika at Big Picture Scrapbooking. She's helping us learn to listen to those little internal coversations we have with ourselves that stop us from getting things done.

Our lesson this week was to make a minibook of quotes. One of the things I've always disliked is my handwriting. It's not the same from day to day. Heck sometimes it's not the same from sentence to sentence. But it's mine.

Neither of my parents had great handwriting either, but when I found a card that Dad gave to Mom, it brought me to tears. Who knows if my handwriting will ever bring that kind of emotion to one of my kids or grandkids.

I do know it won't happen if I don't write! So what the heck. I'm doing this for fun, so I jumped in with both feet. I totally messed up one of the it's not supposed to be perfect, but it shouldn't be a disaster either. I just slapped some black paint over what I had written, got out my white pen,  and kept on going.

Karenika is an amazing photographer, and has 2 of the most adorable boys on earth. Stop over and look at some of her work. And check out  Big Picture Scrapbooking  They offer all kinds of classes, you may find one that's just for you!

Here's my mini album. It was lots of  fun to make

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Rosie Rowe said...

I LOVE this book! I really like quotes - we make them up at home and DD has her own language! Teens, huh?!
I am also subscribed to that class - I like Big Picture - becamse a member when they first started out (I was a scrapbooker then too!) - I just have serious demands on my time at the moment!
Thanks for commenting on my AJ page - I love your ladies who "judge"!! You have a light touch with the watercolours!

linda said...

I also love this class...great book and I think Karen is fabulous...taught me so much!