Documenting without a photo has been coming into popularity recently. There are all kinds of reasons why we might have no photo to share about a given situation.
- we had no camera at an event.
- we're documenting a person we didn't know personally or who has passed on.
- its something like the topic of my layout today that just doesn't go with a photo, it's more of a thought.
Whatever the reasons, it can be somewhat daunting to imagine a scrapbooked page without photos. However, it really doesn't need to be difficult and today I'd like to give you an example of a 'no-photo' page that turned out to make a strong showing.
The idea for the subject of this layout came to me while I was watching a movie called 'Shadows in the Sun' about a famous author who'd put down his pen after the untimely death of his wife 20 years before. During a particular scene I felt the urge to write a bit about what I saw on the screen. It's not exactly what ended up happening, but I stopped the movie right then and went over and typed up my little narration. It was fun and I wanted to remember it because it was a moment of clarity in regards to writing for me.
That night, as I was in bed, the full design for this Layout came to me and the next morning I drew up a sketch so I wouldn't forget.
Here is what I came up with
You can see that it lacks any photos, but it's still telling a story of what writing means to me. Here are the pages individually so you can read them if you care to.
Not many embellishments were necessary to complete the story, but those that are there were carefully chosen. The tags in the middle illustrate how writing flows from ideas into the written words on the page. The typewriter sticker illustrates the method by which words are gotten down on paper and the hearts illustrate that Writing is really a matter of a passion and of love.
I hope that you'll consider trying one of these out yourself.
Oh, and I'm still hoping for followers so if you are inclined, you know what to do....