Thursday, 30 March 2017

Urban Spring Jungle


I guess this posting pictures my idea of Spring. a week in March 2017.

People heading home after work in the late afternoon sun.
Mid March and the light speaks cool colours. Warmer days are still to come, Kelvin-wise speaking.
After-work delight at "Bortolotti"
MaHü, the common place not far from the posh 1st district. First sunglasses have been spotted.
Wild garlic rush in the Vienna Woods, sunlight still reaching the gound. (Yes, we are still in Vienna).

These contrasting colours speak "joyous Spring" to me like no others: Y/B.
The public library has more to offer than just books. The stairs are one of the rare non-commercial urban public spaces in Vienna.
New company at the office: the Bumble Bee, chilling, waiting for the sun to show up ....
Ahhh! Warming up. Time to fly.

Enjoy the Spring-season!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Scrapbook History

31 years! It has been 31 years since I've glued these tickets in my "holiday diary", the ancestor of today's trend called Traveller's Notebook.

I guess this is my oldest scrapbook. How I loved it! It brought me a lot of joy.

My memorabila box holds several of these. This is the fanciest one. Others were simple notebooks like the ones we used at school. To me my traveller's notebooks from the 1980's are total pageturnes. I enjoy flicking through them.  

Journaling mattere 

 This simple notebook travelled through the Austrian provinces in 1987
I do remember this trip to Alpbach, but I could not remember the travel journal. 

I am surprised to see how easygoing my journaling was back then. Glue, a pen and tickets. No ruler, no rules:

And this is "me" today, 30 years later: 

Today's memory journals include a few new features, such as the handy photo printer at home and Washi tapes. :-)

One huge motivation that keeps me doing this is a podcast I have been listening to almost non-stop since January: The Scrap Gals podcast. Tiffany and Tracie are experts when it comes to scrapbooking. Their show is 100% motivating and inviting, I find myself sewing (!) notebooks and fllling them with memories on a monthly basis, all thanks to their podcast.

Too sad those rub-on letters are out of fashion. In the 80's and 90's they were quite common.

A few weeks back, looking at this page, I felt like this would have been something a young girl would do and enjoy a lot. In other words: Yes, this somehow does look childish. Well, having rediscovered my old scrapbooks I can say "Yes, I did enjoy making these!"
Joy comes easily.

Have a nice weekend!

PS: I blanked some lines for discretion.