Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Food for Thought

Hi all!! I know its been super quiet here on the old blog, and I just want to say thank you to those of you that are still hanging on for me. I always get so excited when one of leaves me a little note, so thank you...I truly appreciate all of you!

Now, with that being said, I still don't have a project to share with you...I have tons of ideas floating in my mind, just need to sit down and put them to paper. I did do a layout the other day, using the sketch that Gossamer Blue had up, and I just wasn't happy with it, at all, in fact, I dislike it so much, I'm not even going to share it here...I will probably redo it, because the pictures are of my beautifully round preggo belly, and I want those to be in Colten's album. So as I was looking at that layout trying to figure out exactly what I disliked about it so much, really there is nothing wrong with it, its a perfectly fine layout, it just struck me as so blah, so not me....which got me wondering what is "me", do I really know my style, what makes me happy/not happy with a layout.
So I started scrolling through a bunch of oldies and I discovered that the ones I like the best were the ones I just had fun with, no pressures, no has to be this, has to be I need to find that again, and quit getting caught up in what I "think" my layouts should be.
Does that make sense?? Any of you ever gone through anything similar?? Please share if so!!

Hope to be back soon!
Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hear ya girl! I have struggled with that FOREVER!!!!

Andrea said...

I totally know what you mean! My best layouts are those that i just do whatever I want, for me! The "for fun" layouts :)

Ashley Horton said...

I know how you feel Amanda. I think I finally just found the style I am comfortable with. I've liked a bigger majority of my pages now, that I know what I like to do on them. Hope you get time to start sharing some pages soon!

DanaMK said...

I think we all know when we love a layout or if it's not doing it for us. I've been there many times. I am getting better at knowing what's more me but I also like to try a bunch of new things to see if it'll become "me" or not, KWIM? And I still like to try things that aren't me to see how I do with the process, though often I'm only somewhat happy with the result.