Tuesday, August 25, 2015

week in the life: thoughts on the project

Over the course of the last week, I took around 200 photos and culled the best into a group of just over 100. Here's what they all look like piled up together in a collage....


Here are my feelings when I see this group of pictures:

1) I'm kind of sick I haven't done this at least once a year since Ali began it ten years ago. What a treasure trove a glimpse into our everyday life would be.

2) My scrapbooks are filled with photos I love but this project pushes me to take them in a different way. The candid "in the moment" type photos really do capture our authentic life. I did not do the job I intended to do of getting myself in the photos in the actual process of life, primarily because I normally do not wear real clothes or have makeup on at home. But you know what? I can still take those kinds of photos after this week, when I am dressed and being productive at home and I can still take a selfie in the grocery store of me shopping. I think this is going to change the way I take pictures going forward.

3) I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought of making these into an album, mainly because I'm working on two scrapbook classes right now and this project will take me an entire week to complete. But I also know that I spent all this time documenting and I don't want to lose my motivation to turn these photos and words into an actual album. I'm going to use Ali's as inspiration and maybe I'll just work on it for 30 minutes a day? We'll see. I'm not a good multi-tasker.

I'm torn a bit on this project being done. I'd almost like a do-over but my family might murder me in my sleep. I simultaneously miss it and feel relief that it's over.

Thanks for joining me on the journey! I'll be back later this week with a class all about Easy Hand Lettering! :)

8 comments:

Jann Gray said...

I loved following along with your day to day documentation! Love the project...and can't wait to see the album you create!

hoguec said...

Thanks for sharing all the details each day. I really enjoyed seeing how you tackled it. And I'm nosy (but not in a stalker kind of way). It was fun seeing how your days unfolded.

Dani said...

Love your take on this project and so glad you joined in!

Melissa said...

The best time to start is 10 years ago, the second best time is this year :) You are doing it now Tracie :D I'm excited to see what you make out of these photos :D

Judi Partlo said...

Document now - make later!!! Best mantra ever! You did an awesome job doing WIL and you have everything you need to make your album when the time is right!! So enjoyed getting a peek into your everyday life!

Jen Schow said...

I need to do this. I am going to start on Sunday! I think. Yes. Yes, I'll do it.

Heather Ulmer said...

Sounds like a very inspiring project! I will have to check back here to read your lettering tips.
Heather

Tiffany Lowder said...

I'm itching to work on this project too! Between trying to work on my scrapbook studio reno and wanting to finish my Paris albums, I just haven't had time yet. Maybe this will be a good October project for me!