Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Picture Classes

Sometimes I'm a big, fat weenie. Yup, sometimes I get scared of things. Any typically, not the things I should be scared of, but silly things. Like, taking a scrapbooking class. Really, that's frightening to me? Oh yes, yes it is.

I've heard a lot about Stacy Julian's Library of Memories/Photo Freedom class (from Big Picture Classes), and a recent Paperclipping episode convinced me I have to take this class. You see, I started scrapbooking as a way to preserve my family's memories. I don't feel like I have a lot of family history and stories, so the memories I do have, I feel they're so important to preserve. That's a lot of what this class is about-telling stories. It's about finding a way to organize all of the thousands of photos we take with digital cameras, and figuring out how much is enough when it comes to telling stories. Because, let's face it-I will never have enough time, energy, or adhesive to scrap every single photo I've taken. Which is probably a relief to my husband, because otherwise our house would be overrun with albums. Like hoarders, but with albums and paper and photos everywhere. Yes, really.

So, I'm embarking on this adventure and opening myself up to learning a process and better way to organize and share stories. I have a feeling that the time I invest in this will be paid back many, many times over with the sweet reward of identifying and being able to tell the really important stories. Because to me, that's what it's about.

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