Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation.
Last week, I introduced a few purposes of scrapbooking. It should come as no surprise that all of my respondents talked about how they found scrapbooking to be relaxing, fun, or both. Scrapbooking was an enjoyable hobby and made them happy to do it. For some, this was the only reason they scrapbook. Others consider their hobby an addiction or a passion (more on this in a later post). Many view scrapbooking as a way to express their self or use it as a creative or artistic outlet. Finally, my respondents emphasize that scrapbooking is not supposed to be stressful, but is supposed to be a stress reliever and if a scrapbooker finds it stressful, then they need to take a step back and figure out why it is stressful and why they are scrapbooking.