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Embrace Imperfection

" Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali

Many people never create the layouts they dream of creating because they are paralyzed by the fear of imperfection. They think that if their photos aren't technically excellent, their words aren't just right, or they use the wrong colors, their layout will not be worth creating. A voice in their head tells them the page is not perfect, the photo is less than ideal, and the papers are not lined up properly. They cannot stop the feelings of inadequacy from creeping into their mind and so they stare at one embellishment as they try to decide where to place it…for hours…days. Sometimes they even walk away permanently.

Is this sounding at all familiar to you? Think of all the stories that are never told, all because you aren't sure where to place an embellishment. Because you can't tell that voice in your head to "take a hike!" Because you compare yourself to an ideal that simply does not exist. It's time to squash that voice and embrace imperfection.

In Karen Gurnberg's free class, she will teach tangible ways to get around the most common cases of imperfection with tips and tricks to work with each problem: imperfect photos, hand-journaling, choosing embellishments, laying things out on the page, lining items up, color use, trying new things, making a mess with ink and sprays, using rub-ons and stamps. It's time to learn why you should embrace imperfection in each of these areas.

Karen is the creator of Creative Therapy. She designs for The Girls' Paperie, Pink Paislee, Write.Click.Scrapbook, and A Million Memories, and has been published in Lisa Bearnson's 50 Moments book. It is her goal to help those of you who tend to shy away from preserving your stories because your scrapbooking is inherently imperfect.

There is a bigger picture as to why you should embrace imperfection - the core reasons why the voices need to go away. My goal is to help you go back to the business of creating your library of memories, so that you can create layouts rather than talk about creating layouts. It all starts with learning to embrace imperfection.

Karen's workshop includes:

  • Welcome note from Karen in the classroom
  • Colorful instructional handouts that cover common areas of struggles around perfectionism with examples from Karen's own layouts
  • Step-by-step instructions to Karen's fun mini book as a reminder that perfect doesn't exist
  • Voice messages available as streaming audio, downloadable MP3 files and transcripts
  • Slide show presentation with examples from one layout that embodies all eight areas of imperfection
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates
NOTE: This is a concept-based class. The goal behind the class is to come up with a new way of thinking about seeking perfection when scrapbooking. You may or may not create a paper-based project depending on your solution. If you do, we encourage you to use your stash.

Listen to Karen's introduction of Embrace Imperfection:

Taught by: Karen Grunberg
Price: FREE! Just add to your cart and checkout to gain access!
Class Duration: Instant Download
Registration: Registration has closed.

Important information about Self-Paced Projects at Big Picture Classes!
Self-Paced Projects are instant download classes that allow you to participate at BPC anytime! These classes are different from our interactive workshops. There are no starting or ending dates -- you may enroll at any time. This flexibility also means, that there will not be the level of teacher and student interaction that we enjoy in our workshops. You will receive handouts to print and an audio file to listen to, but there are typically no message boards or chats.

Even though these classes offer less interaction, you are not alone! If you need help, email us at admin@bigpictureclasses.com. Enjoy!


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