Sunday's NY Times featured an article on digital scrapbooking. It wasn't that long an article, but there was a section that grabbed me. It was about Ali Edwards - who is friends w/my friend Dona, I am name dropping here, tee,hee. I met her, Ali that is, at Artfest last year and she is a total doll, so very nice.
Anyhoo, here it is....
"Edwards's fans praise her layouts precisely because of their personal touches - her handwriting across photographs and pages, in particular. Yet when she teaches workshops, she encounters scrappers so wrapped up in buying embellishments that their work becomes "product heavy" and so concerned with achieving the "right" look (like the popular layouts they have seen online) that it "completely stalls them." She encourages workshop attendees to think of the process as its own reward and to focus on telling a personal story."
Yep, that pretty much applies to all art, doesn't it?
Very good advice indeed.