Im on the road with work right now which has given me time to reflect on a few matters that I wouldn't have necessarily have had the time for. I guess I've become complacent and so full of routine up until now. I can't tell you the amount of times I have tried to set aside pure "think" time and the chance to open up about what I want from my scrapbooking. I mean, I make pages as a matter of course as the pictures roll off the camera and on to the page. I love that, I really do but as I sit here in my hotel room and reminisce those pages I realised that as much as I adore my daughter, I also love my husband too. But he barely appears on as many pages as my lil girl.
The shame consumed me.
So I go and check out galleries online and notice that the men in our lives are not so obviously apparent. Ok, granted some of us do not have a partner but certainly those girls I do know with "other halves" have just as little proof of their existence too. Is this shameful? Is this ignorance? Is this an oversight? Probably all three!
So its time to pick out those masculine papers, ladies and get that man on a page and celebrate him. That page needn't be about love or friendship; it can be about his routine, his moments, his character. I for one have written a long list of changes I need to make when I get back this weekend and the first photo I will scrap on my return is my man, Mark.
And I have the very papers in mind - some of my leftover 5th Avenue papers from my Studio Calico papers in February.
Come scrap some masculinity with me!