OBSERVATIONS: This is my first week of Project Life where I've fallen off the pace, but with good reason. I was no where near my beloved computer for 10 days and you know what? It was a much needed break!
Week 28 was all about getting everything in order so we could leave. Work stuff. Blog stuff. Child care stuff. (My inlaws and relatives helped us out so, so much and I am eternally grateful, even if the kids felt they could have toughed it out on their own.) I will tell you what also makes trips like this a bit easier on the Parental Worry Meter: video chatting over wifi. Seriously. Technology, I freaking love you. I really do.
When I would be waking up in Ljubjlana in the mornings, I'd ring up Mr. Late Night Teen on Facebook chat, and voila, there he'd be. It was wonderful to have that direct link to keep in touch with our kids. Onto the pages for Week 28.
I have decided not to do any lavish inserts for Week 28 or Week 29. Mostly because I want my Project Life to be a simple, week by week account of life. I'm presently designing an 8 x 10 photo book that I'm going to have printed at Blurb. I'm using InDesign and the Blurb InDesign plug in which makes quick work of the process. I'll share the results when I get the book back next week.
This week, the Phone Photography Project class was in session and I learned about a new app called Big Lens. I absolutely love it! It lets you manually add out of focuse, depth of field effects (among other things) and I think it's a really well designed app. I used it on the drum shot of Cole, the shot of Aidan on the deck, and the kids walking into school. I think it really enhances what your iPhone can shoot, allowing you to blur out some of the details you'd rather not have the focus on.
The foot photo was taken on one of the many bridges over the Ljubljanksi River where, as in Paris, people add locks to the rails of the bridge. I'm using this shot in my Blurb book. I couldn't resist adding a lock.
Here's the recap of the week:
Now onto tackling Project Life for the full week in Slovenia. Again, I'm not going to try and capture the whole experience. That's what my photo book will be for. I'm all about making the process simple.