Yesterday I attended Darcy Miller’s private showing of Family, a special exhibit showcasing her whimsical illustrations and passion for scrapbooking. The pieces in the collection focused on her wedding, travels, and family, and ranged from shadowboxes, to scrapbooks, to journals to actual items from Darcy’s family life. You could see just how passionate and creative Darcy is when it comes to preserving memories, and I must say that it was truly inspiring!
Once upon a time I was an avid scrapbooker, but that was a hobby that fell to the wayside when the buzz of daily life intervened. I still have all my wedding keepsakes stored in a box because I hoped to scrapbook them all one day. This exhibit renewed my desire to preserve my own family’s memories in similarly meaningful and beautiful ways, because you don’t necessarily have to be super crafty to replicate some of Darcy’s amazing ideas below!
A shadowbox featuring tickets, pictures, and items collected on a family trip to Paris.
Darcy creates the most incredible journal/scrapbooks for each of her travels, combining pictures, ticket stubs, and illustrations.. I can only imagine how much fun it must be to go through each of these journals and relive each trip!
I’ve seen both these wedding scrapbooks up close and personal, and they are probably the best wedding scrapbooks I have ever seen in my entire life. Check out close ups of them on a previous post I wrote here!
And because these ideas might inspire you on how to preserve your own memories, here are some of the ways Darcy has showcased her family’s memories.
Is this height/weight record too cute for words or what?!
Darcy creates these fun illustrations which complement a lot of her scrapbooks.
Our favor boxes!
How do you plan on preserving the memories from your new family life?