Tuesday, August 07, 2007

embracing the simple

for awhile there i was having a little style crisis. i was trying to hard to be something i'm not and feeling like i had something to prove to myself. i've come full circle on this. i realize that the most important piece of any layout i create is the story behind it - not the paper, glue, or even the design. i realize that i want to focus more on my writing and my photography in an effort to leave the best possible story for sam and adam.

one thing i need to work on is jotting down the little things that my family says and does more often. the stories are all there just waiting to be told. i just have a horrible short term memory.

so basically i'm embracing the simple philosophy set out by simple scrapbooks and scrappers like stacy julian, cathy zielske and others. this does not mean i won't try new things or get out of my little box once in awhile. it does mean that i'm changing up my process a it and the end result will be simpler.

i feel like a huge weight has been lifted. i am going to continue with my design work for awhile and see where it takes me. so when you see my work in the future don't be surprised that i'm back to my roots!

13 comments:

Séverine said...

I'm so glad to read this Celeste.
I'm sure it's the best way to see this fabulous passion.

Rachel said...

Good for you! One thing I've always noticed (and loved) about your LOs was that no matter "simple" they look, there is almost always journaling on them in some way!

melanie said...

I remember discussing this with you a few months ago, when I said I felt I had nothing to 'prove' anymore. It's served me well. :) I'm glad you've realized this too- you will be much happier b/c of it, believe me!
Looking forward to seeing your new pages. :)

Sara D said...

It's all about the story...right?! I'm so glad you figured it all out, and that we will continue to see you beautiful work.

Jenn Tan said...

always love yr style and the journaling on them.....and am so glad to read this.

nicole said...

Always loved your style too - and how 'simple' it was...(as we know simple does not equal easy :)
Glad to hear you've ventured out only to come back to the same!

Hillary Heidelberg said...

Good!! I am happy because it IS a huge relief to realize that simple is good, not just good but great.

Leanne Stamatellos (lili saint) said...

ooh, I'm so intrigued - you have always been such a great scrapper - simple in style for the most part - I look forward to seeing what you will be creating - no pressure of course - wink wink!

I'm still waiting to see that layout with all your online scrapper friends on it.

island girl said...

good for you girl! it always comes back to the basics...a photo and a story.

Waleska said...

I agree 100%. I LOVE your style and I love simple. Simple is best :P :)

Leslie Ashe said...

Yay Celeste!! I so agree...it's TOTALLY about the story. Your creations TOTALLY tell the story, your story and I LOVE them :)

Rita Weiss said...

simple = good.
truly. even as you allow artsty to enter into that, remember simple = good. i know you know what I mean. hahaha!

melanie said...

I guess I have to be the blog police again- update please! ;p