Create • Inspire • Journey
by Rachelle Eason
Wedding Journal…A Video Stroll Down Memory Lane
My Classic wedding journal laying on my studio desk has prompted me to reflect a little more than usual about our anniversary my husband and I just had. Perhaps it is Romance Awareness Month that has inspired me, or perhaps it the fact that we didn’t celebrate the occasion. We hardly acknowledged it more than a Blaze Pizza rest break driving home from taking our son to college that weekend.
I did blog about our anniversary Sunday. If you read the post, Wedding Anniversary and College Move-In ~ Past, Present, Future Years you probably felt the emotional toll I was going through as far as leaving our son for his freshman year of college. Our 29th anniversary, although important, hardly seemed relevant to the happenings of the weekend. We aren’t the most romantic couple, either.
So today as I was clearing off my workspace, I took some time to turn the pages of my Classic Journal wedding book. As I was reading my stories and thinking about friends and family from the photos, I realized that my writing has evolved. I attribute that, in large part, to the eco-stained pages of my Classic Journal.
There is something inspiring about writing on a surface infused with such loveliness. It was a “ah ha” moment for me. After all these years of developing my technique for eco-staining and stitching hundreds of journals, it never ceases to amaze me that each unique page draws out specific feelings and reflections.
This is the second edition of my Classic Journal wedding book. Since I use my journals for samples at shows, they tend to get damaged with the hundreds of people handling them each day. My intention was to simply copy or rewrite the text from the first edition. However, once I set the photos on the pages, the eco-stained designs just spoke to me and I responded with stories from my heart.
I invite you to now take a stroll through my Classic Journal of our wedding in 1989.
Inspired? Visit my Eco-Stained Journal Collection to choose a journal that inspires your stories.