Journaling is the heart of our craft. It's where we add emotion and story and significance. Depth and detail, humor or sadness or sheer, exuberant excitement.
Photography is the soul of our craft. It's where we add evidence of our stories. Color and emotion, faces, places, thing.
But they aren't always the easiest part of scrapbooking.
There are just so many ways you can get stuck with journaling: maybe the story feels too sentimental, or not emotional enough. Maybe it feels like a big drain on your scrapping time. Maybe you get all anxious over sticky grammar issues. Or maybe you just downright don't know what to say.
And our children don't always let their natural selves shine through. Cheesy smiles, angry glances, frustrated faces--sometimes it seems daunting to capture their joyful, calm sides.
This four-week class, which starts on August 4, is designed to develop your journaling skills—quickly. Good, strong journaling doesn't have to take hours to write; you can do it in about ten minutes, and Amy's class will show you how. Filled with techniques, advice, journaling prompts, story structures, and guided assignments, Write Now! will help you overcome whatever journaling issues or anxieties you might have. You'll finish the course knowing exactly how to quickly write authentic and significant journaling.
Second, is a copy of Rebecca Cooper's latest eBook, Don't Say Cheese.
Divided into five chapters,
Rebecca filled her book with strategies for getting the most out of your photographs of children, both spontaneous and posed. You can get a taste for her style in her eZine article for Ella Publishing, where she discusses the photo games chapter. And don't forget to stop by Rebecca's blog where she will be sharing more quick photo tips over the next few weeks.
If you would like to be considered for today's giveaways, please leave us a comment telling us you number one journaling or photography issue. Comments will remain open until Friday morning. The lucky number will be drawn at random and posted on Saturday. Please remember it is your responsibility to check back and to claim your lucky number by midnight on Monday. Thank you for stopping by!