I‘ve always been fascinated by scrapbooking. I love the idea of presenting photographs and ephemera in a totally idiosyncratic way, the tactile joy of playing with paper, glue and ink, and that rustling noise scrapbooks make when you flip through them. It wasn’t until a month ago, however, that I decided to try my hand at modern scrapbooking (in other words, making layouts to showcase one thing instead of just attaching them to the page). I don’t know why I waited so long… I’m now obsessed! I love planning layouts and I’ve been gleefully playing with craft supplies I haven’t used since grade school: glitter, puffy paint, stickers, rhinestones, those glue sticks that go on purple but dry clear. Of course, I had to make a special layout for Mother’s Day.
I used a photo that my Dad took in Golden Gate Park when my brother and I were 4 and 5, respectively. Before my wedding in 2009, my very organized Mom gave my brother and me thumbnail drives filled with 25 years of photographs scanned and sorted by date, so I know that this particular photo session took place on Oct 26, 1986. When we were very small, my Mom used to dress us up in coordinating outfits, some of which were made by my Grandma. I still have that little red barrette that was clipped into my hair.