sept 1st - "it's amazing how much housework one can tackle with a half an hour and the proper motivation." - photo: dirty dorm room at fsu circa 1990 - journaling: tidying up for an unexpected dinner guest.
I'm having so much fun with my mini-album for shimelle's class, "learn something new every day." i started out by cutting a bunch of my favorite paper scraps down to 5x7. some are double-sided and i like both sides. some are single-sided or i don't like the flip side. i just grab one (or two) that work into each day.
we all know i'm super lazy about editing and printing pics which makes these daily tasks annoying. pair that with a dead photo printer and they become daunting. somehow i came up with this idea to use old pictures from the pre-gabriel era. i flip through my old albums and find one that matches my day's "lesson." it's so much fun going through my old pics!
the premise is to reflect on each day and glean at least one nugget of truth from it. i'm writing these in one sentence on the left hand side along with my photo and a label with the location and date of the photo.
my journaling for each day is on the right hand side on journaling spots. i've got a lot of those and i'm enjoying putting so many of them to good use.
i've mentioned before how i like continuity in my mini-albums, so far each spread also has a phrase sticker and a circular embellishment somewhere on it.
oh! i'm also using a library date stamp to stamp the date on each page.
i'm sticking to stickers, patterned paper, and very thin embellishments for once and am pleased with how nice and flat my little book is (not that i don't love the chubby ones too, lol).
really tickled by how much older product i'm clearing out of my stash!
this really is a wonderful exercise in self-reflection. i highly recommend it!
planning on updates next weekend!