Why are we so hard on ourselves when scrapbooking should be all about fun ? That’s what I’ve been thinking about the last couple of days.
You see my belief is that everybody has their own scrapbooking style, there is no right or wrong it’s all a matter of taste, style and experience. I have a friend who has this need to be the best and is upset because not everybody gets her style and I told her sweetie you are perfect just the way you create but it left me with an uneasy feeling.
So this got me thinking, especially since I tried a different thing with my lo and I was not happy at all with the way it turned out. But why wasn’t I happy with it, because I hadn’t created a masterpiece ? Because I wasn’t praised for it ? Because I didn’t even that much constructive critisism on it ? No it just wasn’t giving me that smiling feeling the next day when I looked at it, and you see that’s why I scrapbook.
I do not scrapbook to get published, I do not scrapbook because I want others to say I rock or am the best thing since choc chip cookies. I scrapbook because I think it’s a great hobby, a way for me to relax, sometimes it’s therapy, to have a creative outlet and document our photo’s in a totally different way, not just by noting a date or a few words but by journaling or using that title with that certain photo that will say more than a thousand words…..and that’s what makes me happy ! And that’s what it should be about unless scrapbooking is your job in which case I still think it should be making you happy otherwise you have the wrong job LOL.
Please share with me what you think…. As I am curious if you are as hard on yourself when you create as my friend or are you totally not critical of your work ?
Remember it is a HOBBY, it should be FUN there are plenty of other things to worry about !