Monday, 22 November 2010

my project365 is really only a project156

inspired to share by Stacey's post



I knew from the beginning that I wouldn't be able to keep up if I scrapped every photo, so my plan was to print out photos with journalling directly edited on to them. This album has 360 pockets in it, allowing for some missed days (and a cover that can be modified when-I-get-around-to-it)


So, I started with the best of intentions, downloading photos weekly, and editing straight away. It was summer holidays, so relatively easy to take photos of life each day, even if the kids were driving me barking mad. I shared some photos here.


I took photos of the strangeness and normalness of life. Babies in cloth nappies, vegemite in play doh, that sort of stuff.


I took photos of birthdays, and crafting, and handed the camera to someone else, and celebrated milestones.


This project has made me realise how much Chloe is missing from our lives. And I think that has been part of the reason (at least subconsciously) why I lost enthusiasm.


I had my photos developed through snapfish (and fell in love with "proper printed photos" again)


June 14th was the last time I edited photos. I kept taking photos through June and July, and then a bout of illness in August threw me. I couldn't "catch up". September was Riley's birthday, and I tried to pick the camera up again, but didn't get photos every day. In October I broke up with my mums group, and we hardly ever left the house. Photos of the same purple walls and messy desk every day isn't very interesting. We're now in November and I haven't taken one.single.photo. In fact, I discovered last night that the batteries in my camera are flat (from children playing with it, I think) and I don't have spares!

I am going to take a photo every day in December. In fact, I'm planning to have my camera in my hand all the time in December, because I will be scrapping it!

I have been inspired all year by this album from Jody Dent-Pruks. Except mine is going to be 6x6. And I'm using Echo Park's "Everybody Loves Christmas". And I'm using an American Crafts d-ring modern album (red) And I'm excited to be scrapping our December this year!

2 comments:

  1. I didn't get my 365 either. I think I got about 200...
    But we can try it again next year.

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  2. I hope your picture taking in December has picked up easy.

    J3ss1ca (Swap-Bot)

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