Last September I participated in Ali Edwards’s Week in the Life, an in-depth weekly documentation project. I took lots of photos and wrote lots of words each day of the week from September 9 to September 15. I focused on a single family member each of the first four days and then documented the big picture over the weekend.
Projects like this that make me step back and document the everyday are my very favorite.
I decided to contain all of this documentation in a very simple way with Project Life, using a single kit (Seafoam) and minimal embellishments (even though that’s totally against my nature). I decided on one spread per day, with inserts for weekends and the week’s 30 Days of Lists page. I worked in chunks on the different steps of the project: editing photos, ordering them, cutting them and rounding corners, slipping them into page protectors, choosing journaling cards, and writing in journaling. It didn’t matter how long it took me to finish, because the photos and journaling were ready and waiting. Today the finishing touches were put on (translation: I finally convinced Jake to sit down and write his day in his handwriting), so I’m happy to share the finished pages with you!
These pages are super simple, but full of so many wonderful memories! I’m so happy to have them in the books. Have you ever done Week in the Life? How have you gone about it?
I’m so excited to announce that Project Life Lessons is back for its second run at Big Picture Classes. I’m teaching with two of my favorite Project Lifers, Elise Blaha Cripe and Annette Harring, all about our tried-and-true tips in the areas of photo management, storytelling, organization, assembly, and more! The class starts April 17, but a plethora of bonus materials–including videos, photos, worksheets, a quiz, printables, and a manifesto–already awaits you in the pre-classroom. Head over now to take advantage of the special introductory price.
* For you Project Life Lessons veterans: the content is the same, except for a video from each of us updating you on our process for 2014 and refreshed message boards and chats.