Monday, 30 August 2010

Another Mini Book

Having all my photos on a computer is better than them gradually fading in a shoebox, but they are still in a place I do not really care for. For a start I have to turn on the desktop computer to see them, and that's in my tiny cupboard, and it's too small space for others to squeeze in to view them! 
I don't know if you feel the same but I need my photos to be more accessible to everyone and I like to be able to dip in and out when I want to. Hence I am a scrapbooker. And a mini book maker! 
That being the case, a mini book of our day trip to Arundel in July was bound to happen....more about that later.
August has been too dull and wet to make any new photography excursions, so my apologies, this post shows a few more of the shots I took on our visit to Arundel (previous post here). I took lots of photos, both around the town and in the Castle grounds, and it turned out to be the hottest day of the year.

Yes, that is a crown balancing on top of a fountain! It spins with the force of the water, but what is not immediately obvious from this photo are the hundreds of shells on the wall behind.....shown in the next shot.

On to the Arundel mini book and here are a few pages. I kept it very simple, using Tim Holtz papers and journaling with a black pen. Not only do I like photographs to be accessible but I also like them to be 'interactive', not just stuck into a plain album. So, I made two of the pages into a pocket to hold extra photos on pull-out cards and, of course, the essential tourists' guide to the Castle.

As I had to appear in here somewhere, the final photograph is of me.......

......... sweltering in the 30 degree heat and taking a well-earned rest from all that exhausting Photography! 


  1. Stunning photos and good to have a photo of you in there!

  2. Beautiful minibook! I love that fountain - the shells on the wall are fabulous - it's like a little fairy grotto! Looks like you had a lovely day.

  3. I love your scrapping! great photos...and yes, it's nice to flip through something tangible rather than a digital screen!

    great work!

    ciao bella


  4. Ann, this is a lovely set of photos and memories... I have all my old photos in a big box and the rest are digi's. I fancy one of those gadgets that scan photo's and make them digi's. At least with 'back-ups', i'd feel better about scrapping the originals.... good intentions and all that!!!!

    Hope you are well, its been a long time since i visited you in your cupboard!!!! i've been a very bad blogger LOL... I suppose everyone goes quiet in the summer, but picks up more with the nights drawing in.

    take care, hugs

    Paula x x x



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