I am currently capturing an image a day this March. This time using my Pentax K1000, my first film camera. Look out for those images in early April.
I recently returned from a girls trip in Scottsdale, Arizona. We enjoyed a spa weekend, staying up late and catching up, and simply relaxing by the pool - which is always a treat! I couldn't wait to return home and document our adventures.
No hard and fast rules this year around documenting. I'm not keeping track of the weeks or dates, just simply documenting all things that I'd like to remember. You can read a little more about my plans for this year here.
I'm using a 6x8 album, with various page protectors. One of my goals this year is to create most of journal cards, or use what I have in my stash. I created the "Scottsdale" illustration of our trip on the plane home using Procreate, my iPad Pro and Pencil - just doodling and loving it! And the "ok ladies now let's get in formation" is available as a digital download in my etsy shop, which I resized to 3x4 inches.
In January, most of my images were captured at home. I made it a point in February to bring my camera with me when I headed out of the door.
As with any daily practice, I've learned that once your friends and family know what you are doing and why, you can count on them to support you and encourage you. I hope you enjoy these snippets of our life as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
The second half of February, coming soon.
The second installment of bits and pieces of my January 2018, captured on 35mm film. And once again, as I stated in Part 1 of this series, these images feel very intimate to me. The grain of the film definitely captures the mood, and maybe that's what makes me feel so vulnerable in sharing these. You can read more about this project here.
February currently underway. Looking forward to sharing those images in early March.
One of my personal projects this year to document my days on 35mm film.
I am quietly and thoughtfully capturing one moment of my day on film, and waiting until the end of the month to develop and scan. So far, I've found that taking only one photo is a challenge - I could easily take two, three, or four captures. And of course, waiting until the end of the month to see what I have captured is a treat.
Here is the first half of January, captured at different times of my day. Most were taken in and around our home, with the exception of a quick trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Also included are two photos of my youngest daughter who spends most of her days with me.
I am surprised at how incredibly intimate these images are for me. Each evokes a since of certain memory for me. I can't wait to see how this project evolves of the year.
I'll share the second half of January very soon.
One of my goals for this year is to update my little shop monthly with my creative work (photography, art, design, and documenting) from the previous month.
With my art, my intention is to include a bit more diversity in markets where not everyone looks like me - curly hair, brown skin. As a mother of three girls, I think it is important for them to see themselves reflected in my work. A peek from my sketchbook, below.
Take a look at February's release - including a few art prints, photography prints, and two sets of Project Life printable digital cards.
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I hope that you find joy + inspiration from my work!
2018 marks my 5th year documenting with Project Life. I can't believe that I have enjoyed this creative outlet for this long!
I'm changing a few things this year in order to keep the project fresh for me. I am switching to a smaller format - a 6x8 inch album and I plan on using most of my own designs for journal cards. Don't get wrong, I will definitely use others from my stash, but this year, I want to stretch myself creatively.
Starting this year with a simple and minimal approach with these 2018 journal cards. I initially designed them last year for my 2017 album title page, and I loved them so much that I've updated them to 2018 for this year's album.