The discussion is still going! Thursday's post prompted lots of you to dive in with your own thoughts and they make for fascinating reading. With the thoughts came some emails asking about my creative process: if I'm not looking at Pinterest, what am I doing?
Well..it goes a bit like this..
One: Idly make a page one Saturday afternoon - playing about with scraps, strips, stick on alphas and thinking about the words. Make a mental note that I like the idea of a page with a big quotation on it and want to take the idea further.
Two: Later that week I'm asked to think about a layout for Scrap365's "And Finally" feature. It usually features something a little quirky so I suggest a page with a focal point quote and start jotting down some ideas.
Three: Distracted by entirely different layout idea. I sketch it out in my notebook together with a couple of alternatives and some notes. Realise this might work for a possible-in-the-planning-stage blog series, tentatively called "Sian's Stuff" which has grown out of emails asking me for tips. Further distracted by brainstorming "Sian's Stuff" while keeping an eye on the dinner. Underline one idea, turn the page in my notebook and write some more. It would make a nice workshop, or another blog series..
Five: Notice photo of Little E in stripey hat and remember I promised I'd knit him another one. Months ago. Stop scrapbooking, start knitting.The (Not So) Small One notices knitting and asks to join in - start her off on sparkly, silver skinny scarf with bargain wool we bought on a whim in the Pound Shop. Make mental note to think of funny blog post about visit to Pound Shop. Promptly forget again.
Seven: Remember that Storytelling Sunday is coming up next week and I need to get thinking about that. Don't forget!
Next Sunday! If you are looking for a theme - how about Too Cool for School. Which could be the best day you ever had - or the day you left! It's just a suggestion. I know lots of you already have a plan. And remember - a photo can tell your story for you if you feel light on words this time round. Everyone welcome. especially Freshers! See you there...
..and that's how it goes. Bit of this, bit of that. And today? I'm off to visit my Mum. Who knows what ideas I might find while I'm there