Saturday, March 19, 2011

Words of Wisdom

I have been so inspired by Jaime's mini-albums lately.  I thought I would share one that I did over two years ago for CHA winter 2009 for Graphic 45.  I made it in a day and shipped it off to the show and never had a chance to photograph it myself until this weekend. :)

The writing motifs of the Communique line by Graphic 45 reminded me of Dove's "real women, real beauty" campaign.  So I decided to write some short notes to my children on what I think real beauty is.  And this album is thus born...

This project is published in Scrapbooking and Beyond Fall 2010 issue. 

Here you can see a few inner pages.  I kept this project extremely simple, focusing on the patterned papers, the b/w photos and the most important part: the journaling.  As women, we are always under pressure to be beautiful one way or another.  It is not an easy message to digest and understand but I hope by repetition, my children will grasp the meaning of true beauty, inside and out.

That's it from me :) I hope the WIP kits are finding their ways to your homes. Have a great weekend!


Debbi Tehrani said...

Beautiful concept for a mini, Jing-Jing! Your book is just gorgeous!

jamie said...

that is a beautiful and wonderful mini, jj! i am inspired to follow up on your prompt. thank you so much for sharing. and what a beautiful publication too. you must be so proud!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Wow just love this and the whole concept!