Scrapbooking the Reality of your EverydayBook - 2006
The art of scrapbooking is revolutionized in a colorful guide that offers pages that capture the true essence of real, everyday life, including motherhood, the hard work of marriage, the heartbreak of divorce, and the challenges of aging. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Images in scrapbooks often portray a picture-perfect world. Children are cute, adorable and angelic, motherhood is effortless and continuously rewarding, and marriage to that perfect man is pure bliss. Children smile lovingly into the camera, women give thanks for their wonderful families and the world is a beautiful, harmonious place.
Oh, please! Let's get real!
Real life is never that easy - but it's much more interesting. Imperfect Lives takes you where other scrapbooking books dare not and offers a chance to document the poignant beauty and truth of our everyday lives. In this book 60 talented women take on the creative challenge of scrapbooking the realities of motherhood, the hard work of relationships, the inevitability of aging and other real-life situations that have made them grow as people and artists.
Inside, you'll find:
- Layouts that exemplify the whole range of life experience, from loss and illness to births and triumphs
- "The Story Behind the Layout" where the artists share what compelled her to create the layout
- Page after page of inspiration and encouragement for capturing the "imperfect" slices of our everyday lives
Imperfect Lives celebrates scrapbookers who have the courage to tackle honest, raw and realistic subjects. So take a look at your life and start celebrating what's real.