I just signed up and completed registration for the Guided Study Critique workshop over at Get It Scrapped. Some of you may be wondering why someone who has been on several creative teams would need a critique of her work. First of all, let me say that I don't regard myself as some superstar scrapbooker of note. I am just me and I like memory keeping. It's just that there seems to be some perception out there, that if you make even one Creative Team, then you must really be in the know about all things design related. This was confirmed when I shared with a close friend and crop buddy that I had made the Scrapbook News and Review Creative Staff earlier this year. She half jokingly commented that she wasn't sure she could crop with me anymore, now that I was a " professional".
Here I am, confessing that, while I do know a little about design, I can learn so much more. I've been taking the Get it Scrapped seminars since they began. I have applied a lot of what I learn to my layouts, giving them both deeper meaning and character. Yet there are times when I don't know why people prefer one layout I have created over another. Sometimes, I pour my heart and soul into one page while I decide to make a quick and easy page for another. I expect a big reaction to the page I poured all of my creative energy into. Yet often, friends and loved ones ooh and aah over the simple page. Why is that? So maybe, just maybe, I can learn how others see my pages. I know what I see when I look at them. However, do they know what it is that I want them to see?
I am hoping to find out a little more about myself.This critique group is yet another part of my journey. I hope maybe some of you will grab a seat in the study group alongside me.