Today Nerd Nest Challenges Creative Team member Lisa is here to share her take on February’s Nerd Nest Challenge, Document Your Voice. Give a warm welcome to Lisa! It’s her birthday today, so happy birthday Lisa!!!
At first when I got the theme for this month, I was a little bit scared. Did I document my own voice? I have done scrapbook pages about myself and enjoyed it too. I do that for my daughter. Wouldn´t you want to find a scrapbook about your mom from when she was young? I know I would!
However, as I was thinking about this it suddenly hit me; I do document my voice! By doing memory keeping I use my voice for the journaling, right? And when I art journal I let my soul pour out on the page, don´t I? Going through my different projects I have been doing and still do, I found 5 ways I document my voice.
I have been an avid photographer for a long time. For years I have been known to log along my DSLR camera everywhere, from a walk in the woods to the grande galerie in the Louvre. I think that by taking photos of our everyday life as well as special occasions I have used my voice. I hold the camera, my eye is watching what is going on and I decide what gets captured most of the time. By looking through my albums you see what I see.
2. Memory keeping
Through my scrapbooking I use my voice and by that I document my voice. All my journaling is done with me telling the story from my perspective. Every week when I put together my Project Life spread, I go back and see what I want to include to tell our story.
3. Art Journaling
The last two years I have begun to do some art journaling. I have been admiring other art journaling people but haven´t found a way to do it my way. One day I just decided to do whatever I thought was fun without comparing myself to others. That was a great freeing feeling! Now I use my voice to create art journal pages that is me.
I have always loved to paint, or rather play with paint. Now, I have painted a few paintings that are hanging around our house. They are clearly no Da Vinci´s, but I think that they tell a story about who I am. I even opened an Etsy shop to sell a few of them! But I also use crochet and other crafts to document my voice.
The last was I found that I use to document my voice is by meditation and practicing mindfulness. Last year I attended a very good workshop that suited me perfectly! I learned some Chi Gong and relaxation and it has changed my life. I felt like I got the tools to calm myself and to ground me. Here my voice is quiet just to be able to be louder in the other 4 ways.
How do you document your voice?
Lisa is a passionate memory keeper who loves to document her little family´s life in scrapbooks. On top of running an etsy shop she likes to throw in a few diy`s here and there.
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing how you document your voice through different creative outlets! How about all of you? Do you already document your voice in different creative ways?
Because I was so excited about the cork speech bubbles and journaling stickers for this challenge, Freckled Fawn is sponsoring and giving away a set to one lucky winner this month!
Giveaway closed February 29, 2016 at 11:55pm CT.
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