Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Seeing things differently
When I started Architecture school way back when I remember my Professor telling the class that by the time we graduated we wouldn't be able to walk through a space and look at it in the same way as we did then. He said it was almost like a curse that you have for the rest of your life. Well it didn't take me long to realize exactly what he was talking about. Funny thing is that I'm finding that a similar thing is happening to me since I started scrapbooking. I don't look at things the same way I did 2 1/2 years ago. I look at everyday moments differently and seem to stop and enjoy those moments more. I also noticed that my wheels are always turning. I see things and think about what I can craft with them or how I can use them on a layout. When sales reps come into my office to show their latest wallcovering, for example, I'm thinking "that would be cool to use on a layout, I wonder if it's acid free". They are always bringing in little giveaways such as notebooks with their logos on them or a tote bag made out of their upholstery...all sorts of stuff. You know what I'm thinking..."Oooo, I can't alter that cute little book!" Here's a photo of one I did a while ago. It was a notebook from a local paint manufacturer, MAB Paints (recently bought out by Sherwin Williams). I made a little book to keep Photoshop Elements Tips and notes in as I learn the program.
It's amazing how your view changes through your life experience.