Ethnic Scrapbooking, is a term I use to describe a different way of looking at life. To me scrapbooking is essentially reviewing life. I use this term to describe many different scenarios, but the bottom line it's a way of thinking. The purpose of this website will (1) be a way to purchase my *edited*
soon to be JUST released book, but (2) a place to share examples of "Ethnic Scrapbooking".
I designed my idea book to help bring a new perspective to your memory albums and to your overall awareness to the world around you. Not only do I share with you how to add cultural flair to your layouts, but I encourage you to think "out of the box" in how you relate to other cultures, more importantly other human beings. This thought process and style of creating memory albums is for everyone (think about it, each one of us has an ethnicity), regardless of of your race, ethnicity, or nationality (or scrapbook level).
For example, here's an everyday photograph of my boys building something...when I asked the six year old what it was, he said the Washington Monument...something he is very familiar with since we live in the D.C. area. Another child said it was a townhouse (that would be my husband's real estate influence). When I first saw it, I thought it was Big Ben, clock tower in London. That my friend is Ethnic Scrapbooking, looking at things with a different cultural perspective.
My challenge to everyone I meet is to take a few photos and make a cultural connection to it. Please feel free to share your examples by posting a link to your photos, stories or layouts in the comment section.
I can't wait to see them.
P.S. This was the first day I ever let the kids stay in their p.j.'s all day long on a Saturday...they LOVED IT!
For some examples of scrapbook pages from my new book, CLICK THIS LINK