How many photographs have I taken over the years, I dread to think, and with the introdution of the digital image it's got even worse.
Several years ago a group of us did an AS level in Art and Design (Photography) and this increased my awareness, both of how and what photography was about. Mum and I joined the local Camera Club, and we regularly enter images to be judged.
This is one of several images I took a couple of years ago, I enjoy taking close ups of things, not that it helps with winning competitions, but knowing my round the camera improved.
When I started Scrapbooking I started with ones of Gareth as a baby. Then I found all my photo's from my teens and others of when I first got married, of the house and garden, I've done a few in a little album. But I have loads of photo's and have found an extra outlet in producing pages that I wouldn't necessarily do myself, and that's a Circle Journal.
A group of us agree to post an album to the others, in turn, and produce a layout for it. The one I've just started is using my Club entries, which will allow me to record what I have entered and the story behind it.
I've re-read the above and wonder if it actually makes sense....
The other thing that keeps me away from the scrapbooking is doing the die cutting for eBay, I enjoy the challenge of producing different cuts, but I struggle to make a decision at the best of times, so finding papers, embellishments and card that goes with a photo/photo's for a layout takes me forever.
Gareth is away tonight, and tomorrow night, on his first residential trip with school. They are only seven or eight miles away at a outdoor centre based at Purbrook Fort, Portsdown Hill, but of course as 'Mum', it feels as if he's in the south of France.
Have a good day all, and I'll try and find the cable for my camera..Joy x x