Hello! Emily here again with another fun day of scrapbooking inspiration featuring my favorite subject, Music! Today is our last day of February, so be sure to take one last peek at our fabulous February music gallery!
What I love the most about music is that anyone can make it and everyone can enjoy it! Today I am going to hone in on the meat and potatoes of music: performance. Let's face it, there wouldn't be music without someone to perform it. And by "perform" I truly mean anything from my daughter's rousing seventeen verses of "Farmer in the Dell" during the car ride home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra playing Beethoven. All music is beautiful and meaningful to the person that created it. So whether you are a musician yourself or just a music aficionado, I hope you will be inspired by these practice and performance centered layouts...featuring everyone from babies to our very own Wcs team!
To begin, I have an easy layered layout of my cousin's son. As a music teacher, I make an effort to give musical gifts to all the babies! I realize this makes many of the parents dislike me a little bit!! It's all in the name of music, so it's alright with me!
Wcs team member Francine Clouden shares with us two adorable layouts of her son making music. I love the bright colors of his xylophone in the first example!
Kelly Jeppson shares a sweet story of her son's multiple musical experiences over the Christmas holiday.
Aly Dosdall created a fun colorful layout of her daughter performing as the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. I love how she has circled her daughter to make her stand out amongst all the other children!
Ah, the piano recital. It seems like everyone who ever took piano lessons has memories (hopefully fond ones!) of their piano recitals. Christa Paustenbaustenbaugh's lovely layout of her daughter's piano recital includes both a photo of the piano as well as a photo of her daughter with her post-performance flowers. I love all the little pops of red in this layout!
As I stated earlier, "performance" doesn't need to mean something formal. A performance can be something as simple as an impromptu song in the shower! Alexandra Sirugue-MacLeod embraces her daughter's love of singing anywhere and everywhere in this beautiful and simple layout.
Celeste Smith created two gorgeous digital layouts that center around her son's saxophone playing. The photography on both of these layouts is so creative. I love the close up shot of the instrument in the first one and the photo from behind on the second.
Like the photograph taken from behind in Celete's layout, Marnie Flores has created a touching layout that features a photograph of son playing the piano taken from behind. Perhaps this is the best way to get teenagers to let you take their picture! Read her journaling closely. I had to smile at the last sentence regarding the girls at school!
The fingers in the next layout belong to me! After playing piano for 20 years, I was shocked at how hard learning the guitar was for me! I took lessons for two years while I was in graduate school, and I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I never really quite got the hang of it all, and I don't even have a guitar to play anymore.
Here at write.click.scrapbook we have a few team members who have music jobs. I teach general music, Emily Pitts teaches piano lessons, and our very own Lisa Kisch is a talented stage actress. This amazing journaling-heavy layout is one she created during a break from the stage. You can read her journaling here.
Finally, Paula Gilarde created a digital layout that talks about a memory of a single performance from her past. I absolutely love all the digital elements in this layout. It is perfect, as I'm sure was her performance.
Have you created any music practice or music performance themed layouts? We'd love to see them in our Flickr gallery or linked up here!