Monday, August 1, 2011

Week in the Life

Wow, where has the time gone.  July has come and gone and no posts from me.  It's been crazy, it's been fun and there has been a ton of swimming in between.

This past week saw me embark on a project that I've never done before, it's called Week in the Life.  Week in the Life was created by Ali Edwards, my scrapbooking idol.  She has that perfect blend of amazing photos and heart felt words and her design style is absolute perfection.  Watching her document her life though those photos and words has taught me to step back, see the heart of things and really focus on what I say just as much as how I place the images on a page.  Week in the Life is all about becoming an observer of your own life and documenting your day to day routine.  This is not the first year she has done this project and I usually watch from the sidelines too afraid to jump in and try it but this year the energy that was generated online was just the push I needed to dive in.  Late last Sunday I was scrambling to make sure my camera batteries were charged and ready to go.  Below is a glimpse of some of my favorite photos from the week.

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What a week its been!  I'm so happy I finally took the plunge into this amazing project.  I took 903 photos over the course of the seven days.  I will probably only us 10% of the photos in the finished album but once you get used to snapping away at everything the photos really start to add up. I'm a bit worried about Wednesday the 27th, I only took 70 photos that day so I hope I can still pull it together.

I'm so thankful Ali created pages to keep track hour by hour what was happening and key memories for each day.  While I can generally conjure up the essence of what happened just by looking at the photos I definitely appreciate having the detailed descriptions and memories documented on the sheets. 

My goal is to have this project done by the end of this week, so its time to buckle down and get started.  I really can't wait to see how it turns out and I'll be sure to post photos once its done.  You really should look at Ali's blog at some of her completed albums, they truly are amazing.

2 comments:

  1. Loved reading the new blog post!! Keep on blogging, because I enjoy reading and keeping up with the family!! It was great to see you all on Sunday!

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  2. What a great week and what a fabulous project. I'm sure it'll be great.

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