You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.
This month our challenger was from the very talented Lisa Moen. Lisa, like most of us, doesn't always take the "perfect" photos. In fact, sometimes, the imperfect is all you have to tell your story. This month Lisa challenged us to use those imperfect photos to tell a story. Here's what she had to say about her challenge:
"I was digging through some old 1980's photos the other day and realized how bad some of the pictures were. Cameras have come a LONG way since then!
I have lots of pictures I haven't scrapped because they were/are poor quality pictures and I am sure you have pictures like that too. So let's dig out those blurry, bad pictures and tell the story behind them! So my challenge to you this month is to use a bad photo and journal about it."
SCRAP A BLURRY PHOTO??? Oh my. The horror! I have become quite the picture snob over the years...however, when my camera died a sad and pitiful death late last year, I was forced to lower my standards to the pictures I could get from my iphone. For several months I did not have a "good" camera so many, many of my photos were blurry. I was so sad...until I discovered Instagram and PicFx and other apps that help photos look more "artsy" than "oopsy"...and now, I'm good with it. I've learned that sometimes, to tell the story, you gotta scrap the not so good photos...so, here you go!!
The story: Our family spent an evening at the Hollywood Bowl a week ago and on our way in to find our seats, Jason Earle (the actor that played Jackson on Hannah Montana) walked right by us...my girls were INSTANTLY freaking out! Hannah Montana was one of their favorite, favorite shows and there was Jackson! They giggled and were so excited to have seen him and when we sat down and looked up, we could see exactly where he had sat down. My youngest, being the fearless go getter that she is, just HAD to go ask him for his autograph so my mother in law walked down with her as she climbed over an entire row of people to ask him for his autograph...I tried to get a decent photo of the event as it was unfolding but it was dusk and as you can see, the first picture is incredibly blurry. The next one is also blurry as the girls were just so excited to see the autograph..the last one was crisp as she was posing for me...but how could I not tell the story like this??? So, blurry photos it is...I'm good with it.
The rest of the girls have also played along...hop along through their blogs and let them know what you think about scrapping blurry photos!!!
I invite you to play along with any of our challenges and add your comment below with a link, we would love to see what you have created..