Now that my CKC 08 teaching season is over, I thought I’d share with you a very short little video that I shared with my students after yakking at them for an hour about how I recharge and reconnect with what it is that I love about scrapbooking: good stories and photos that make me happy.
Because stories happen every day. And if you’re a scrapbooker, it seems that photos happen every day. Stories and photos. Photos and stories. Sometimes, you just need one. Or the other. Or both. Either way, when you mix it all up and shake it all out, scrapbooking is essentially about storytelling. With pictures and words. That’s the part that keeps me inspired and coming back for more.
And a little bit of Neil Finn singing "Last to Know" doesn’t hurt. My most favorite line in that song is, "Magnets and words, upon the fridge, speak to the poet in all of us," and it just reminds me that you could say a similar thing to scrapbooking: pictures and words speak to the reporter in all of us.
You know, you could say that.
Enjoy my lo-fi video, and thanks to everyone who came out to CKC.
For those who were wondering, I made this slide show using iMovie on my Mac.