As far as layouts go, this isn't anything new, there are no “wonders of scrapbooking techniques or design” here… but the process was everything. The process of journaling that paragraph a bazillion times on my typewriter, trying for a clean look by moving paper around for 2 hours…. then finally just letting it go and getting my hands full of paint a week later. It was exactly what I needed.
Scrapbooking is so much more than just documenting photos.