It’s that time again. Project Life catch up time. Lately, I have not been sticking to my usual routine, that routine being to sit down every Monday and just make the page or pages. Life has been busy, emotional and work-laden. Sometimes, my record of daily life has to take a back seat for a while.
But thanks to my Project Life photo organization system (see a brief video overview here), my photos are broken into weeks so when I’m ready to scrapbook, they are too.
I plowed through several weeks on Sunday and here was my guiding principle: no mucky muck.
What that translated to what this: just add the photos and write one, short paragraph. That’s it. And can I just tell you how freaking GOOD it feels to let go of the pressure to be creative?
I mean, seriously people. I feel liberated on so many levels. At the end of the year, I’m going to compile all of my digital files into one lovely, elegant book (still not sure where to print it, but I’m open to your suggestions!) and it’s not going to matter than I didn’t get all crazy creative or that I had match-matchy two-page spreads. What will matter are words and images that capture a year of Zielske life in a simple, unassuming way.
Damn. That makes me happy. Here are my pages.
It feels really good to get caught up in less than two hours. It’s simply a matter of dropping in photos, writing a bit of journaling and calling it good.
I blurred out a few images and used my Teen Privacy Circles (they’re free) because I’m getting much better at knowing some photos are just for a family album.
Plus, it got me out a Make a Page Monday bind: I had no new single pages to share.
I wonder if it will slow down a bit with Aidan being gone, this pace of my recent memory keeping. It’s not that life is slowing down, but we’ll just have to see.
I’m serious about getting suggestions for where to print my book at year’s end. Please share your experiences with me in the comments. I want to make an awesome printed book.