Sunday, January 01, 2012

fresh start


The first day of a New Year deserves a fresh start.
Over the years I have enjoyed creating small photo albums for friends.
I stock pile the kolo brand.
There is a winter sale now.
Some books I use photos and writings and some just my illustrations.
I enjoy using these albums for gifts.
One gift years ago was to my sister with photos from Thanksgiving that she hosted.
I used red for her book as she loves red.
Another book was given to a dear friend, I illustrated her baby's Christening.
For her book I used a pretty pale gray.
The kolo books come in a myriad of colors and sizes.
One can easily slip photos in and it is nice to keep them as souvenirs.
How fun to look back over the years and have them as memories.
New books ready for a New Year, a fresh start.
Do you keep photo albums, journals or scrap books?

Maybe this post will inspire you with a fresh start for the first day of 2012.

Happy and Healthy New Year to each of you.

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

One of my goals this year is to print and preserve our photographs. I will look at these albums, as they are just beautiful!!

Karena said...

Patricia a wonderful idea. The smaller albums are treasures.

I do journal and sketch and am beginning to get my passion back for painting.

All the best in 2012!

I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Emily said...

I love that idea, and I love fresh starts. Happy New Year Patricia, and thank you for a fresh post to start 2012!

LPC said...

So very gracious. Thank you.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Dear Patricia,
GREAT post! I have been wanting to put a special book together for our babies.
Happy New Year!
xoTrina

Joyce said...

A wonderful idea! I also like the idea of a year filled of your illustrations. xo

The enchanted home said...

That is so beautiful, I cannot imagine a more thoughtful or cherished gift than an album created just for that person, these books are so pretty too in all their many colors.
Wishing you all of lifes best in 2012. Cheers to a fabulous new year!

Acquired Objects said...

What a great idea Patricia, I keep photo albums but never thought of doing smaller ones for others...love the idea.

Happy New Year to you and your family!
Debra

quintessence said...

Love these!! I used to keep albums but ever since digital, I haven't been doing it. You're inspiring me to perhaps start again. Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!

AnnaVallance said...

I am a record keeper. I love to compile albums. I try to journal everyday. My favourite thing is to scrapbook; pictures from magazines or quotes from books, anything,really,that makes me happy.

24 Corners said...

These little photo albums are such a wonderful way to celebrate a special person and to have their personal joys and loves be able to be passed down through the generations in such an easy way...fabulous idea!!
Many wishes for happiness, health, and an abundance of continued beautiful inspiration in 2012!!
xo Jessica

Pat said...

I make a book each year for the kids as a birthdate gift with photos of their year. They love to go back and look at them. I give one to the parents and grandparents too.

LindsB said...

Seriuosly you are the sweetest most thoughtful person, what an amazing gift for your friends and loved ones!