Saturday, June 24, 2006
today's been sketchy
I have this 3" binder of pages I've clipped from my scrap magazines. Each month, I go through my scrap magazines and cut out the pages I think I might get ideas from or just plain copy. Then I file them chronologically in the binder by magazine name.
It seems like lately, I am only getting one or two pages out of each magazine! Tonight I looked thru a recent Scrapbooks, etc. and found NONE. Not one page I wanted to keep forever. Wow.
Recently, I was looking through the binder full of pages and realized that unless I had all of those pages as a sketch in my handy-dandy sketch book - I most likely would never use the ideas. So, this week, I've been going through this massive binder and sketching it. I had the majority done because I used to sketch first and then cut the page out. Now I am proud to say that after a day full of laundry, Andy Griffith on DVD and sketching, I'm DONE. I can use the pages as a reference if I need to see the actual layout.
I'll probably get to a point where I make the sketches and then just toss the mag. I rarely look back at the original anyway because I want to make it my own. I love scrapbooking from a sketch. It makes life so much easier. I have fun sketching too. I get out my colored pencils and I draw and doodle and have fun like when I was a kid.
I figure it's all part of my process so if it makes me happy, it's all good.
So do you ever make sketches of layouts in magazines or even just a sketch of an idea you have? Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who does! Well except for Caroline, she had to make some of her own today too. heehee It was pretty cute.