Project Life, Week Eighteen

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OBSERVATIONS: This week was all about two things: Dan and changing up the color scheme. Lucky for me, Dan's best friend is a serious photog who sent me 650 photos from Dan's 11 days in Slovenia. I would download them from Facebook as I eagerly followed along with their daily adventures. One of the photos, the image of grafitti that … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Eighteen

Project Life, Week Seventeen

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OBSERVATIONS: I love it when there's lots of stuff to take pictures of in a week. Granted, this doesn't happen every time, and it's always surprising to me how many shots I have to choose from even on the seemingly uneventful weeks. But last week? We had The Theatre, people. And when you have The Theatre (said with a haughty, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Seventeen

Project Life, Week Sixteen + a video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Last week seemed like a week where not very much happened until I went back through my notes and photos. I love when I realize that hey, stuff really did happen and if I hadn’t thought to jot it down in the moment, or snap a quick photo, well, it would have been lost to time and memory. I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Sixteen + a video tutorial

Project Life, Week Fifteen + a free download for you

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OBSERVATIONS: I have to tell you something that I’ve been doing and it’s something I haven’t done very often during the past few years: I sit with my album (my Project Life album, specifically) and I page through it every few weeks and just smile and think, “Damn. I’m so glad I’m going this.” It’s such a cool vehicle to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Fifteen + a free download for you

Project Life, Week Fourteen

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OBSERVATIONS: Ah, I love a week with prime photo ops, don't you? With all of the shots from Aidan's birthday party, it could have just been All Party Shots, All the Time. As it stands, one full page of my album this week is dedicated to just that. Here I am documenting Week 14, and it's funny that sometimes, midweek, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Fourteen

Project Life, Week Thirteen + a short video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Hello Week Thirteen! This week, I have the pleasure of once again including Aidan’s voice in the Project Life mix. Using a slightly tweaked 6 x 12 journaler, Aidan recounted her experience in El Salvador. I really love other voices in this project. I wonder what it would take to get Cole or Can involved? Hmmm. I’ll have to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Thirteen + a short video tutorial

Project Life, Week Twelve

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OBSERVATIONS: Spring truly has been in the air around these parts. Oh who am I kidding? When it was pushing 80 degrees last week, let's call it what it was: summer. Still, Project Life moves full steam ahead, even in a week where my lovely Aidan wasn't fully around to be photographed and documented. Sigh. (She returns tonight at 10:10, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Twelve

Project Life, Week Eleven

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OBSERVATIONS: Project Life, Week Eleven can be summed up in one word: NARNIA! As you know, my children were recently in a production of Narnia: The Musical, based on the much loved book by C.S. Lewis. On Saturday, the cast did a photo shoot between their afternoon and evening performances. The great thing about this theater company is that they … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Eleven

Project Life, Week Ten + a video tutorial

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OBSERVATIONS: Another week of Project Life is done, and last week I swapped out a page protector style for one reason and one reason only: I had a vertical postcard that I had to use. Last weekend, Narnia, The Musical opened at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul, starring none other than Aidan Zielske as the White Witch, and Coleman … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Ten + a video tutorial

Project Life, Week 8

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OBSERVATIONS: Week 8 at Chez Zielske was one of our more exciting ones in recent memory, and not for purely positive reasons. With Aidan's adventure in the ER, we had a week with the kind of drama we're not always accustomed to. Still, even when we were in the hospital, Aidan was in agreement when I said, "Well, this will … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week 8