by Andrea Steed (Jul 31, 2004)
The eyes are the window to a person’s soul. They’re also the way in which we see the world around us. Your eyes can reveal your family resemblance. You can have tired, excited or fearful eyes. No matter what angle you take, eyes are an expressive way to reveal information about your family in your scrapbooks. Below you’ll find a list of layout ideas “focusing” on the eyes:
Photograph your family’s eyes to show the resemblance (or differences) they have. Future generations will look to see which person they most resemble.
Tell what you see when you look into your child or spouse’s eyes. It can be at a particular moment, such as an exciting or emotional time, or perhaps something you always see when you look at them.
Use a photograph of your eyes as a visual while you journal about what your eyes have seen in your lifetime.
In the same fashion, use a photo of your child’s eyes to tell about what you dream they’ll see in their lifetime.
Got new glasses? Maybe contacts or even lasik surgery? Why not scrapbook it? “I Can See Clearly Now” would be a great title!
A photograph of some “dated” eye makeup (remember the bright blue and pink?) might make for an interesting layout about how trends and fashion change and why it looked “good” at the time.
A photograph of you holding your camera would be a great opportunity to tell how you as a scrapbooker or photographer see the world through the eye of a camera lens.
“Look at Me!” is probably something you hear often if you’re a mother, a sister or even a spouse! Capture some of the silly things your family does when they call “Look Mom!” on a scrapbook page.
Layouts with a “Birds Eye View” are another great way to add perspective to your albums. Try creating a page with journaling from the perspective of you child, pet, etc.
Remember the game “I Spy with my Little Eye”? Create a page with a photograph of your child, a favorite room, or another important thing or place and use the I Spy game as a journaling technique to tell why different parts of the photo are important to you.
Is your husband especially good looking? Do you drool over displays in store windows? Maybe “Eye Candy” would be a good subject for a layout. What is YOUR eye candy?
Revenge is often a part of sibling’s lives (or roommates in college for that matter). “An Eye for an Eye” is a great title for a page about getting revenge!
Try taking a different perspective and use your EYES to make a statement in your scrapbooks.