Over the past few years I've barely done any scrapbooking but I am trying to motivate myself to get back into it a bit. Hilary's comment on my Picture of the Day Post about the Fruit Juice Stand in San Pedro made me decide to finally get a layout done last night.
I had these pictures from Todaiji in Nara, Japan that I thought were fun so I decided to scrapbook the story behind them. I liked the tealish patina that the Buddha has developed over the years so I decided to use teal as an accent color. I wanted to keep things simple on the layout and focus on the pictures so I just matted my large photo, added a sticker title and drew a line to outline my smaller picture and journaling.
The journaling reads, "At the Daibustuden at Todaiji there is a special column off to the side of the great Buddha. It's said that if you are able to pass through the hole cut out at the bottom you'll achieve enlightenment. Despite being the only foreigner and one of the only adults in line (the opening is quite tiny) when my turn came I did it and was able to squeeze through. August 2010"