Yes, the crop is only TWO SLEEPS away, and I have not started packing for it yet. Unless you have attended crops, you won't understand the craziness of this. Why would I need so much time to pack a few papers, glue and scissors? The answer is simple. I am going to have 12 hours of uninterrupted time to create, think, scrapbook, colour or whatever I want. There won't be any laundry. Or meals. The only distraction will be the vendors, and I can handle that. So I must plan, and plan carefully, to make sure I have everything my current project will require. This means I will have to THINK AHEAD, which is not something I always do. I often forget things. Like my pictures.
The first crop I ever went to was a 2 day affair, and a 2 hour drive away. You can imagine my dismay to realize that I had left all my photos behind.
Another time, I neglected to bring my pictures as well, but I was close enough that I could just drive home and get them. (It was a mistake to go home. The dog wanted out, someone wanted a ride somewhere, and I couldn't help noticing the pile of laundry....)
I've also forgotten papers, glue and my work mat, but often I can buy what I need, or make do. I really can't manage without my pictures, which are my inspiration for the pages I make.
Which brings me to a realization: If I created scrapbook pages with no photos, I think it would be easier. My problem is coordinating the papers and embellishments to colours and objects I see in the photo. No images would mean that I could just make a page, and not worry about the picture fitting in or agonizing over colour choice, or fretting if that embellishment is obscuring a vital image in the corner of the photo. But that would take all the fun away, wouldn't it?
Until next time......