Cultural Perspectives

This journey of sorts has lead me to make sure the pages I do in my album are all there to tell part of our story. My pages almost always have a cultural bent to them. I want my children to remember that the richness of who they are is part of a very strong cultural connection. That even if they have not experienced first-hand some of the things I talk about in the pages I create, they can look at those pages as part of the legacy of culture and pride I want to leave for them. We live in a nation so diverse and rich in all the cultures that are a part of it. Celebrating these cultures is what scrapbooking represents to me. It is a vehicle to celebrate and embrace our differences and our common ground. A bridge that can teach us some of the things we have in common, as well as the things that make us different. This page is of a street vendor deep in the beaches of Isla Verde selling the staple foods of our culture.

When I look at the work of people that have different traditions than I do, I learn so much. That is what makes this hobby so wonderful; seeing that reflected all over the world would be a dream for me. What I know is that being able to create and leave this legacy for my family has made my creative process a joy, knowing that the rich cultural ties and traditions will not die because I took the time to document them. This knowledge always makes me smile. What are some of the rich cultural traditions you have created for your family? I would love to see what you have created.

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