Mainly scrapbooking

This weekend I’ve had a bit of art time so I have been preparing for our next journal class, tomorrow night in Hawera, and doing some scrapbooking. I’ve been playing with spray inks, collage, modelling paste and stencils – my hands are a disaster but I’ve had a lot of fun. Here’s one of the layouts I’ve done today:

cath with dogs toy

Yes we can

Okay, so I live on the other side of the world. In a different time zone. In a country about to have elections of its own. In a land 17 hours ahead of the USA. And yet, despite those differences, I feel like the world I live in changed today, changed for the better. And changed irrevocably.

Today the people of the United States of America voted overwhelmingly in favour of Barack Obama for their new President. Leader of the most powerful and influential country in the world. Barack Obama; an African American President of the USA. The world has changed tonight.

I keep a small 8×11″ scrapbook which is filled with personal stuff. How I feel about things, what is important to me, major events in my life. It has the day the Berlin Wall came down, the day the Princess of Wales died in a car accident. This weekend it will have the day the American people said “yes we can” to Barack Obama.