So we managed a 12 hour crop. I had in the end, packed carefully and in daylight. Such diligence paid off because I found myself awake very early in the morning thinking about bits and bobs I could add to my kits. Usually I'm awake half the night in a sort of paralysed panic. Weird, for a day that I look forward to, huh. We had a well planned and frankly, brilliantly executed Pot Luck lunch...there was little evidence of 'Pot Luck' but it was great. And it continued to be so, for we had supper too!
So when I finally unpacked yesterday, I decided to photograph the LOs that I'd made. I don't like a post without a picture, so I use them to dot about with random posts.
As I took the photos, I noticed a couple of things that I hadn't previously; this LO of Miss D and chums for example....I loved the mixed fonts and the randomness of it all, and then noticed that I'd laid it out along a right hand edge..which means it's not central on the page. Normally this wouldn't have occurred to me, so no idea why I saw it through the lens...
So I went back to my desk and added some more stuff. Margins are equal now, and the random word text stickers at the bottom please me because they aren't overly neat. This is finished now I feel, and so it gets filed in the album. I know it's not a great change, but it feels better, even if at first glance you can't really tell.
I must be honest and say that I have never re-visited a LO. Good Lord, if I were to go back and try to correct balance or composition on my existing 'collection' of LOs, I'd probably never get anything new done! Like most, my albums tell the story of my evolving er...style...or sketch dependence, call it what you will. But I'm not tempted to change them - they are after all, as much a part of the story of my scrapping as they're about the photos and story I was capturing. And they please me - despite my yearning to be like others in terms of skill and composition, I love the whole process and so I guess the outcome is only as important as the input, and the whole thing is just plain fun. Except the packing. Really.