do any of you remember when a scrapbook was this big book with non-acid-free paper? when you put everything in it because you didn't care how long it would last? when you added pictures, ticket stubs, cartoons, whatever? when there was no pressure to make it a work of art?
yeah, i remember those days. (i still have those scrapbooks. they're filled to the brim with stuff from my life in highschool. i loved them.)
and then, 16 or so years ago, the scrapbook craze hit. everyone went wild. the industry exploded. the pressure was on to create art and memories at the same time. get all your pictures in books. soon the pictures built up until i couldn't keep up with them. too much expectation. i started to write. honestly, at the time i thought it was easier. (ha ha)
funny thing happened today. as i explored art journals online, i came across a term: smash books. guess what they are? scrapbooks that you put everything in. but the scrapbook companies are selling them. crazy.