Thursday, September 2, 2010

{digging deep....

Over 2 years ago, I read the book Eat, Pray, Love with my sister in law. We would read each week and discuss it over the phone. It was our long-distance book club. I loved the book, but more importantly the conversations with someone that I also love dearly. When we finished the book, I had found many quotes and passages within the book that inspired me. I had plans to make a mini book....but of course never got around to it. Now with all the hype of the movie, I took my book out and created this layout. It was nice to be reminded of the passages that I had forgotten from the book. I thought this self-portrait from our cruise during the same year was fitting for this layout. Many times when we create, we don't reach inside ourselves to create. I really enjoyed making this page. The feelings that I had while making it, are the reflective feelings I wish I had every time I create. Thinking back, remembering, reminding, inspiring, feelings that I need
all over again....
This layout was created from 2 photos that my cousin has on her Facebook wall. I had never see them before, but I recognized the people in them. They are my great-grandparents, grandparents, and aunts! {...and great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins} I immediately emailed my aunt, who is kind of the head-historian of our family, and she told me who was in the photos and when it was taken. I love these photos, especially as they came by surprise to me. Since I didn't have the room on my creation, to write all the information my aunt gave to me, I just adhered the email to the back of the layout. This way I have the opportunity create something beautiful with theses heritage photos, but also have the documentation I need for my own personal history. Thank you Aunt Janet!


  1. that is a fab idea. I remember one part of that book where she talks about imagining thoughts as boats and her mind/heart is a boat dock. Not all boats are allowed to stop at her dock and unload their freight. They have to keep on moving. I remember that one quite a lot when I start to get down.

  2. I hoped my mom invited you to her Photoloom site. I love that technology helps us preserve and access family photos.

  3. Kim..the lo's theeat..pray..lo, so very awesome!!

  4. Oooooh, I love these and I love that you made a page about the things in a book that inspired you. I need to do that! Have you read The Secret Life of Bees? I underlined half of it -- lots of wisdom in there.

    Hope all is well with you!!


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