Sunday, January 11, 2009

Project 365

I can't believe it but I'm on the bandwagon! I wasn't going to, I was just going to enjoy looking at other people's photographs and pages and have a sneak peek into their lives. But I've been swept up into it!

For those who are living on another planet and haven't heard (LOL) Project 365 is quite an undertaking but well worth it. Have you ever thought you get to the end of the year and think, heck the year has just gone by in an instant? Your life is starting to flash before your eyes? Where did the year go? What did I achieve? All those kinds of thoughts. Yes? You're with me? I say it every year. Well Project 365 is that you take a photograph every day. At the end of the year you have a visual account of the year, how you spent it, something for every single day from the mundane to the exciting, from the serious to the ridiculous. It's also a great way to improve photographic skills.

Digi scrapbookers however take it another step and journal about the year. It's a diary really isn't it? We decided after such a sh!tty 2007 and 2008 with friends and relatives passing away, going through all the grief and the subsequent healing, that 2009 was going to be a good year, a new leaf, a positive year. It was so cleansing to be able to rip that old calendar down off the wall and open up a new one. A new year full of possibilities and excitement and achievements.

Inspired by the last pages I displayed, I've decided to go with simple kraft paper, a few embellishments, each double page will have a different background colour, but always with the tan kraft paper to keep the book cohesive. And I'm putting it out here so I'm committed now. I can't decide it's too hard. I'm going to keep on going.


Credits here.

Back to the sewing machine I go. I'm deep into sewing the top of my step-daughter's quilt. It's quite a bizarre mix of material patterns, hopefully the end result will be funky which is what I'm aiming for. I'm looking at it at the moment and am having a few doubts, it's looking like a bit of a mish mash, but I shall persevere.

Oh and there's a bath in Lucky's future today. At least bathing a little dog is not the drenching experience that bathing Molly is.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


esther_a said...

Here's my mug shot again! lol!!
I like your plan. Isn't it fascinating sharing everyone's 365 design agonising! You can't go wrong with kraft and I love your idea of a different contrast color each week. There's got to be a bit of room for creativity, doesn't there?!

Polly said...

wow Carol that is a huge undertaking but one that no doubt will be brilliant, special and amazing. Can't wait to share project 365 with you!

Calico said...

Great layout! I've also joined in on the P-365 fun. You're a bit more ambitious than me however. I'm hoping I can just manage to take the photos and blog them with a short caption. They will then be printed in a graphic style only, no journaling. If I can accomplish that, next year I will set my standards higher, lol! My 6 year old is doing p-365 also and I'm very excited about that!
Molly and Lucky are adorable!

Amandac said...

Oh wow Carol what a great idea to do your pages like that! Hmmmm I'm feeling inspired by your gorgeous creation! I'm looking forward to walking along you on this 365 journey and sharing parts of my life with you! Don't lucky and Molly look adorable smooching up like that, now all you need to do is win over Bo and all will be well! hugs my friend!

Lynne said...

Wow! what a commitment.

Putting a week's worth of photos on one page is a touch of genius!

Simply Vixen said...

YAY we get to 365 with carol too!!!
congratulations on scrapping the pages too gf... I change my mind too often to commit to anything for 12 months, although when I begin scrapping my pages, you will be finished lol

kudos to you, carol!!!

and maybe, just maybe we'll get'ya Racing next year in the ADSR, ya think? lol

hugs, vix :)