My very talented sister;Leanne; who is an avid SCRAPBOOKER; introduced me to SMASHBOOKING.
Smash booking reminded me of putting together a presentation board for a client proposal. Only It is life and experiences related instead. It could be a collection of decorating ideas, notes, sketches, clips, and samples OR A visual diary with journaling about your day, movie tickets from your night out, receipts from that great pair of pants you found and a snapshot of a good friend who accompanied you on the trip. A travel journal with sketches of places you explore, critiques of food you eat, recipes you acquire etc. You get the idea.
Maybe it's a combo of all things. That is what mine will be. It's a hard copy of Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. I have always kept a running sketchbook, a practice started in college. My fine Arts prosessor in had us, students keep a daily sketchbook. At the end of the term we were required to hand in a full book. We were forced to find inspiration even when we were not inspired. The take away from that activity was firstly, drawing practice but more importantly learning how to create inspiration rather than waiting for it to fall into our laps. NIKE says JUST DO IT. Good advice I think.
Attempting to keep a smashbook will open you eyes to daily blessings, encourage regular creative outlets, and be a tactile record of your life. You DO NOT have to be an artist to be a Smashbooker.
Some Smashbook example compliments of Google Images...
Please share your Smashbook with me and I will share it with my followers. [email protected]