I hope you are enjoying following along with my scrapbook (and other paper craft!) journaling tips this month. And hopefully you are inspired to finish some projects of your own. I know my samples so far this month have been a little heavy on using poetry for your journaling. I've already shared a scrapbook layout, a handmade gift idea and a card. But I want to share with you a piece done by my 9 year old daughter this month - it's nice to know that I have inspired at least one person to include some poetry in her art work! And I promise, I will hit all 10 of my journaling tips.
Clara is not a fan of waking up in the morning ... especially if it is on our time schedule and not her own. She will often walk downstairs with a blanket wrapped around her and sit upon the couch to finish waking up. The other morning, during this process, she came down the stairs chanting an almost complete haiku. We worked out the missing syllables together and she asked me to take a photo - her project was started, and our afternoon activity scheduled.
Here is her poem:
I’m asleep in bed
And without any warning
The morning arrives.
~ Clara Johnson
Here is the result of her efforts:
Using my daughter's poem on this piece, almost qualifies for my journaling tip to use a quote on your page ... but I'll be sharing a true 'journaling with a quote' page in a few days.
Rather than create a scrapbook layout with the photo and poem, my daughter I decided to do a 'layout' for one of her two art frames in her bedroom. These frames are made to swap out art work easily, so they are a ready made place to keep up to date artwork on her walls. Again, this is a fabulous option for those of you who do not scrapbook, but who would like to do 'something' with all of those precious photos. Why not decorate your home with those photos? And if you complete this project with a child, you'll treasure not only the finished artwork, but the time spent together as well!