Artful Living

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.