Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's Thursday...

I don't consider Thursday a special day. Until yesterday I'd been working on Thursdays but for the summer I've switched to working Monday and Wednesday. It just seemed like by the time Thursday rolled around I felt like it was Friday and I didn't want to go to work. It's not that I don't like my job. It's a good job. Pretty easy. Gets me out of the house. It's just not mentally challenging really. And I haven't had a lot to do lately. I'm not used to that in terms of jobs. As a former teacher I pretty much always had something that needed doing. Like housework!

Today's 2P's challenge is:

Define YOUR VERY OWN scrapbooking style... do u have one?
Why or why not?

I think this is a tough question. Because when scrappers think of style we frequently associate it with a celeb scrapper. Like Cathy Z. Her style is definitely graphic. And I think I most closely associate with that. Organized, planned, well laid out. I am not one for a lot of distracting things on a page. I like paint and embellishments but not a lot on a layout. I like clean lines and structure where the elements of the layout lead the viewer to the photo and the story being told. That said I think it sometimes depends on the purpose of the layout or album or whatever I'm doing with paper. So my style will change to fit the purpose of the project. Kind of like interior designers. They have their personal style but are able to set that aside to some degree when they are working to great an interior for someone else's style. I try to do that when I'm designing projects for other people too. Be it invitations or scrapbooks or textile items. I may not be crazy about orange but I can use it if it's something someone else prefers.

So I try to be flexible too and try new things and different ideas. I've seen some scrappers who I can easily identify by their layouts. Because they do the same thing. Over, and OVER, and OVER! That's just boring. It's one thing to have a classic style, or a chic eclectic style. But if you are doing the same layout over and over just using different paper and embellishments that's not a style. That's just redoing the same thing.

No picture for today. I haven't had the camera out in a few days. I'm sort stuck in a rut. I need to find some other people/things to photograph besides Owen and stuff in our yard. Well, I guess I haven't done the garden yet. But that's not all that interesting.

Owen did manage to get himself stuck in his toy box twice today. He has a canvas LL Bean box/basket that I keep his toys in. He likes to climb into it and play. The way he was crawling into it today was not working for him and when he'd try to sit up he couldn't because he kept getting his head stuck under the metal frame of it. Finally I got him and the toys out and put him in a clothes basket instead. That was good for a bit. Then he tipped out and moved on to something else! He's also been taking a lot of steps and standing more. He walked about 4 feet on his own today and paused during the distance too! He just stood there looking at me and then took a couple more steps! It was very exciting! He seems to go in spurts with this. He will spend a day taking steps all over the place and then for a few days he will just crawl and do this knee scoot thing. I've got to get more video of him doing this stuff.


Lynn said...

I agree that it is a good thing to get out of the house and work even if its only 2 days a week. It will help keep you sane especially with being with a 1 yr old all day long. I really need to get out of my house for at least 3 days a week to get away from my 50 yr old! He is driving me nuts!
It seems like Owen is getting the hang of this whole walking thing. Before you know it, he will be running around and you will be trying to catch him. Get the video camera out. I love watching my kids videos all the time.

EquineSpirit said...

Hope ya get out of the photography rut soon. That happens to me quite often although it usually takes me a couple months to come out of it. Hopefully it doesn't take you that long. ((HUGS!!))

Yellow Fence said...

I've actually started to hate Thursdays. I always feel like it should be Friday and then I'm just angry that it's not!


Noelia said...

I totally agree with what you're saying about your personal style being "adjusted" to suit other people's tastes. I can relate to that because since I've been doing a CJ, I find myself changing the way I scrap to make it into something that the CJ owner might relate to and enjoy. I want to come to a place where I can scrap for others but at the same time staying true to my style.