Friday, May 18, 2007
I find myself fascinated with transparency these days. The kind you use on layouts like Hambly or ones I make myself...and the kind of transparency that we need in our lives with our friends and families. Perhaps it is a good thing that my fascination with the first -- led to me hearing God speak to me about the second.
This layout above is one that I did to teach a class for a group of ladies whose husbands and/or sons went on the Pathfinder trip with Royce and Weston. I created a transparency to frame the picture and to make a place for the journaling. As I was working on it, I began to focus on why I liked the transparency....ok....so maybe I am becoming a bit overly analytical -- and not to take an analogy to its dying breath -- but I realized that transparency is good when it enhances the object/picture/person that you are viewing it through. Not that it makes it better...but it lends understanding or more texture or .....something.
I want to be that kind of transparent person with my friends and family. Not that everyone in the world needs to see me clearly -- but I want those who are close to me to not have to GUESS at who I am -- or what is important to me....I want it out there. I want them to be SURE of my love, confident of my ability to be their champion, clear where my boundries are and certain that the person I say I am is really WHO I AM.
Isn't that one of the reasons that those of us who love scrapbooking do it...so we can leave a transparent record of who we were...what was important to us...not just our memories -- but our lives and the lives of those we loved? Ahhhhhhhhhhhh....well -- see I go away from the blog for awhile and come back a philosopher. How about tomorrow we work on something more lighthearted like a few pics from the cruise?!?!?!?! *laughing*