or to discover something that is true."
I was never one of those girls who had hundreds of barbies and a room strewn with fisher price contraband. My sister and I spent hours drawing and then cutting the figures out to play with. We made up stories and then acted them out, cut up whole magazines dividing the pictures equally and keeping our favorites in special boxes for later. When scrapbooking took off I loved the beautiful paper that was displayed in shops like candy, but I never took an interest in pasting my photographs on it and compiling an album. I did, however, begin my own 'version' of scrapbooking which consisted of taking those favorite clippings stuffed in a box and making a collage of sorts in the pages of a book. I called them my 'inspiration' books -- inspiration for art and decorating and lovely things in general. These inspiration books have reached epic proportions now. Last year I cut up all of my old Victoria magazines and made the book photographed below. It gave birth to a second and the third became a Mother's day present! I look at them for new ideas and when I want to see something pretty. I hope you enjoy browsing through the photos I have taken of my very first Inspiration Scrapbook. (Remember to click photos for larger views)