www.writeclickscrapbook.com > Why We Scrapbook (June 2009)

My Mother's Child | Jody Wenke

My Mother's Child | Jody Wenke

materials chipboard heart (American Crafts) + font (Century Gothic) + pen

Journaling

Growing up with an artistic mother certainly had its perks. Not only could she draw, paint, sew, crochet and quilt but she was an amazing gardener, musician and photographer. One Halloween, not only did she make my costume, but she made one for my best friend as well, Raggedy Ann & Andy. Also all through my childhood, she would make my sister Karin & I so many beautiful matching homemade dresses. She could create a stunning castle out of store-bought cookies or bake the most delicious homemade bread. During the winter, with some snow & a little food coloring she could make a snow sculpture magically come to life. For years I struggled with the knowledge that I had this wonderful talent in my blood, but I had no outlet for it. I have always loved taking photos of my family and friends. Until one day I came upon scrapbooking and I made a page. How ironic that the said page was about my Mom and I was giving it to her as a gift for Mother's Day. That was 2 years ago & I am as proud of that page as I am of my most recent one. It is because of my very artistic mother that at the ripe old age of forty-four, I found my true passion in life and it is scrapbooking. But more importantly, I can finally say, “I am my mother's child.”