Friday, 29 March 2013
My Project Life Story
I started Project Life last year as I really love the idea and I thought it would be nice to capture the first months of married life. I loved the concept: use scraps of your life to tell a story but it fell off my radar. I like most people lead a fairly routine life, work, home, play, repeat. I didn't think my story was worth telling or capturing really. I also forgot to take picture's everyday and just left it as the system didn't work.
Party of my daily routine is to listen to podcasts on the way to and from work, and one of my favourites is 'paperclipping Roundtable'. It's basically a podcast about scrapbooking, which sounds weird but I like it :) I was listening to an episode early this year and they were talking about Project Life, and it kind of occurred to me that I just needed a format that would work for me. So I looked at how other people make it work and I started again in January and I am happy to say almost four months into the year I have found my format and have not stopped this time.
My album is an American Crafts D ring album which I had already. I used the mixed page protectors, and scraps of paper from my stash.
I take pictures with my iphone, and rarely my DSLR because I am just capturing my life on the go. I also have a little notebook to record things about the day, or the week. Plus I use my filofax anyway to document my life.
On the weekend I collate the bits I have collected together. I work on one side for a week, I found that two sides was too much to work with. I have added some page protectors with cards and extras that I like but basically it is much like an old-fashoned scrapbook capturing my everyday life. It's not deep or meaningful it is just fun! I love looking through it as well as looking at other people's albums online.
I recently subscribed to two kits for supplies, initially I held off as I wanted to see if I would keep this project up. I have in the past started things but not finished them, but I think it was all down to the situation in life rather than my enthusiasm.
I am really excited to share this project and I am going to try and share it at least once per month, as my pages are always a work in progress.
Do you document your everyday life? I would love to hear all about your system.