You thought I made a typo didn't you...croppings instead of droppings? Heh. Well, I didn't. But I am frozen. And so are my croppings. Scarp croppings that is. I am unable to move forward. It's not a serious thing either, so no need to get excited.
A little background.
I mentioned that I started scrapbooking cards. This is something that I really enjoy doing. It may not always be appreciated, but it is a form of therapy for me. Creative expression. I also mentioned how I wanted to put my Dad's WW2 photos into a scrapbook. That is still my intention.
I have the photos all sorted.
I have a format.
I have text.
I have the album (a nice textured one).
I have the nice patterned paper.
I have the plastic pages.
I have the little sticky photo corners.
I have ideas.
I got it all, baby.
But I am stuck. I am afraid to make the first of anything on the nice paper. The first glue, the first cut....anything! I am afraid that the end product will look shoddy.....and I haven't even started yet. I am afraid that when it is complete, people will look at it and not really give a hoot.
Now, this is all probably stemming from the fact that I have only been using Scrapbooking for Dummies, so I have no confidence whatsoever. I haven't really had any instructional sessions. This would certainly ease me out of my fear of starting. My friend told me today to just start. I thought 'okay...I'll just start'.
I ended up making a card instead.
It's almost like the card has such a small canvas to work within, and it's so much easier and quicker to create something. I don't know.
Maybe this weekend I'll be able to make the first dent in the scrapbook, but for now I have to figure out exactly how I am going to get to that point.
(if only the world problems could be like this, eh?)