I devoted two days last week to project life and dare I say it? Right now, I am completely caught up and current with my album. There’s a first time for everything right? We’ll see how long I keep up with this being current business. It feels nice, definitely. But it won’t be a big deal if I get back to working on it two to three weeks or even four weeks out. The reality is that right now my schedule is anything but predictable. My days are dictated first by what my daughters need, second by what I need to be doing to keep my shop running. Some weeks all my time is spent there. But inevitably, a pocket of free time eventually opens up and that’s when I dive back into project life.
That’s my “system” and I’m ok with it. I’m saying this because the thought of being behind used to stress me out and I wasn’t happy with working sporadically, in spurts. I used to think that if only I could find a system – work on it a bit everyday or set aside a few hours once a week – then I would be…what? On top of things? Better? More efficient? Happier? What?? I don’t even know what I was trying to attain, I was simply operating under the assumption that things could be better. But what could be better than a system that works with my schedule? And a system that complements the way I function creatively? Our mindset is such a powerful thing. So no more thinking about this in terms of “getting caught up” or “getting behind”. Just a simple “building/adding” to the album approach – because this is the type of project that will always be a work in progress.
This spread covers a 2 week period, from April 22nd – May 5th.
Life is full right now. Now that the girls are older, we are able to more, both as a family and as you can see in the photo below, I’m getting more time in with girlfriends. Pretty awesome. 🙂
I filled one of the 3×4 slots with a postcard from Madewell (love that store). I like how the bold text helps to balance the photo heavy page.
Here’s the requisite week at a glance insert. The black label is from press cards no. 1, printed on kraft paper.
All the photos on this page (with the exception of the top right) were taken with the iphone. The diptychs on the top left and bottom right were created using my 4×6 photo templates (free download in my shop). Collages are a great way to fit more photos in the space and I especially like using iphone photos to make diptychs because most of the shots from my phone are portrait oriented – two photos fit perfectly on a 4×6 canvas.
Getting down the things they say is still my absolute favorite part of project life. This week I got quotes from both of them. The label stamp (vintage blank stamp by purple onion designs) is my all time favorite.
Favorite diptych of the week.
So I’m curious. What’s your project life routine and how do you feel about it?