It would be different from what you see in online tutorials and classes. Those kinds of videos require foresight and careful planning. What I'm longing for is "raw" footage. The only agenda would be "do your thing." It would be a simple undertaking, involving a camera focused on a desktop, recording over 30 or 60 or 120 minutes or whatever it takes for a project to materialize. The final cut would feature a sped-up version of this process -- a pair of hands, a page coming together, a creative mind at work. Maybe a cool soundtrack, too. :)
I've been turning the idea around in my head for a bit. Maybe one day I'll actually try it.
I kind of wish I had flipped on the camera when I started these October Afternoon projects:
Farmhouse collection (which, by the way, you have a chance to win on the OA blog if you post a comment there before September 26).
Had the camera been rolling as I created this layout, it would have captured my hands cutting and tearing piece after piece of these gorgeous patterned papers, inking them and splattering mist on them, and moving them around this way and that in an attempt to create this collage background. That would be pretty entertaining to watch in fast-forward, now that I think of it -- a flurry of paper and color.
Looking at the layout now, I can see the design logic -- the attempt to create visual triangles, and to achieve a sense of balance by following the tried-and-true "what you do to one side, do to the other" rule.
As beautiful as the papers and accents are, however, the heart of this page is its journaling. Most of the other page elements relate to it in some way.
This week's October Afternoon blog also features a Tuesday Tutorial post by yours truly. I tried something new and I think it actually worked! It's a pocket-page mini-album.
I'm not alone in embracing the idea of life-long scrapping/life-long learning. Today, the September issue of the JBS Mercantile Gazette was released, and it is full of evidence that we on the design team are learning as we go, in a good way. It's fascinating to me to read about others' processes and sources of inspiration.
Now, if I could just find a way to capture that process on camera...hmm....