Nostalgia: “a sentimental yearning”

Fall makes me feel nostalgic. Like I’ve said, it’s my favorite time of the year; I love the weather, the colors of the trees and I can look forward to my birthday and many other great events during the coming months. Fall reminds me of these great memories from years before, much like the pages of my scrapbooks.

nostalgia [no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-], noun:

1. a wistful desire to return in though or in fact to a formertime in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s familys and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.

2. something that elicits or displays nostalgia.         

After my first full week of classes, I realize I’ll be busy this semester, but I’ll try my best to fit in some scrapbooking during any spare time I have. Here are some pages I’ve worked on so far this summer:

Summertime scrapbook page“Summertime” | This page will appear in a high school graduation gift for my brother, Matt. The pictures were taken when I was about six years old; we’re playing in the turtle sand box in the backyard. (Remember those?) These outdoor photos remind me of the sunflowers my dad used to plant in his garden, which I tried to portray on the page as well.

“Monster Ball” | I’ll use this page in the college years scrapbook I will eventually complete. I tried my best to depict the outrageous nature of Lady Gaga–her costumes, her character, her fans. What do you think?Lady Gaga concert scrapbook page

“New York City” | This is the second page of a two-page layout from my spring break trip to NYC in March. Of course, I had (too) many photos to work with, so I tried a collage approach. Collage layouts take longer to complete because they require more planning and measuring. However, sometime’s it’s just too difficult to leave certain photos out. Doesn’t that Crumbs cupcake look delicious?

NYC scrapbook page


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