Monday, February 20, 2012
Project Life: Week 1
I have added an extra bit of craftiness to my life agenda. For a long time I've contemplated keeping an art journal. Then I got an email advertising a new fad called Smash Booking which is more ephemera based. Finally I saw Project Life on Nerd Nest and in Scrapbooks Etc. magazine and decided I could combine all those elements into one project.
Basically Project Life is a mini-scrapbook page for each day of the year. There are specific brand name Project Life products, but I have so many scrapbook supplies I didn't buy any. All I had to buy to get started was a 3 ring binder and some page protectors with slots.
I didn't get started until the middle of January so I've missed a few days here and there but now I'm on a roll. I got a grant to buy Play-Doh for my class and am required to take photos for the money providers in turn. I've taken some super cute photos but I need to cover the kids faces on my blog. Too bad. I really hadn't planned to share these pages on my blog anyway because it's sometimes a little more personal than scrapbook pages, but Nerd Nest has inspired me so maybe I will inspire someone else in turn.
Here in Week 1 I have documented New Year's Day, dog walks, t.v. viewing, Play-Doh spelling, and a funeral we attended for our friend's mom. I would really only normally scrapbook New Year's Day (which I already have) so it's nice to have a place to document the little things.
The name "Project Life" is a little too close to "Pro-Life" for my taste, being a Pro-Choicer. I tried calling it "Project Scrapbook" and "Project Journal" but in the end Project Life really is the most accurate description as it captures more fully...life.