Today I’m sharing COVID-19 Scrapbook Inspiration via the aA Creative Team.
COVID-19 Scrapbook Inspiration
There is no right or wrong way to document this historic event.
It’s just important to keep creating in a way that is most meaningful to you.
1. Acknowledge Change
Just Like This | Linda
Usually Further Along | Linda
Pandora’s Box | Laura
Notice and document what’s changed, and the speed of the transformation, in your every day.
- Linda recalls a story from a few weeks ago, acknowledges change and shares some personal feeling about this.
- She also tells the story of her changing ‘physical’ routine via her Apple Watch.
- Laura artfully expresses the rapidity of change.
2. Document Events
Assemble or collage images of these world events.
- Ulla-May admits the current state of affairs around the world is affecting her creativity.
- Most artists and memory keepers are sensitive souls.
- The grief of an event like this can be processed therough your scrapbooking or artistry.
Note. It doesn’t always have to be pretty!
3. Light-Hearted Approach
Where is Everybody? | Miki
Sometimes you just need to laugh, make light or just cope with a difficult situation.
- Miki creates art and shares her viewpoint of new ‘social distancing’ term.
- She also shares how she’s spending her time with some of her personal feelings.
4. History Repeats
Charmingly | Marnie
Hard Times | Marnie
Look back to your ancestors and find camaraderie in stories of difficulty and resilience.
- Marnie is working on her heritage pages where she is finding comfort and strength from those who also endured hardship in their own time.
5. Micro Storytelling
E is for..| Joan
Scenic | Miki
Just Like This | Anna
Create a layout (or collection of pages) that tell the smaller stories or moments in your day.
- Joan is working on an ABC project in which she creates a layout daily using the Alphabet as her muse.
- Miki documents nature as a way of escaping the incessant news.
- Anna captures single moment with just photos and artistry
6. Process Feelings
Tea Party | Laura
Creativity | Nancy
Make sense of the world through your artistry.
- Laura is an extrovert and tries to come to terms with ‘social distancing’ via her artistry.
- Nancy finds peace and joy in the creative process.
- Trish ‘art journaling’ approach to ‘Here and Now.’
Document this time in a way that is most meaningful and healing for you.
You May/May Not:
- Observe what’s changed/stayed the same.
- Choose to include the timeline of events.
- Be light-hearted about a bad situation.
- Look to your ancestors for encouragement and recovery.
- Focus on the ‘micro’ stories.
- Process the event through your artistry
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