our week #3 // we had our first birthing class in a five part series. the weather was insanely gorgeous, in the 70s all week, so on saturday we hiked at runyon canyon and did lunch with our friend bill. the week was very sunny and light - literally and in temperament - and i'm happy to think that this spread really reflects that.
the photos: my photos this week seem to be more color coordinated. lots of black, white, green and blue. my life isn't color coordinated and the photos that tell my story are always going to be the ones i choose, regardless of whether they match or not, but i do like seeing a more cohesive look here. i've been printing them at one time and working at the spread all at once, instead of bit by bit, so i think that helps.
the stuff: why yes, i did fold up my paper placemat at umami burger and slide it in my purse mid-meal. yes, yes i did. i simply cut this down to a 4x6" and let it fill a whole slot. just like i did on week 1, with my green smoothie recipe, i listed the ingredients of our latest spin on a kale salad. the 3x4" spaces seem perfect for documenting little things like this.
the journaling: two new journaling items this week that i'll be repeating: a "lately" card and a quote.
i'm not doing a "this week" style recap for each spread, but doing one every few seemed good. i made the "lately" card in the style of my monthly recaps here on the blog, where i just list random details of everyday life. i included details for scott and i both, but they're both written from my perspective. little things like: "dreaming of non-pregnancy fashion. literally. i put together spring looks in my sleep." and "visited The Peninsula hotel for an event unveiling their new executive chef, held in my favorite room, the royal patio suite (aka, the 'white suite'). so luxe" for me and "set a date to record with The JunK later this month" and "got totally into the 10-part Showtime series by Oliver Stone, 'The Untold History of the United States,'" for scott.
for the quote, it's actually one of my tweets, word for word, though i did add a little extra disclaimer to say who the celebrities in our birthing class actually are.
a detail to share: i finally get it! what makes a good photo in most circumstances does not a good photo make for project life. in order to fit in some titlework and journaling, i'm purposely offsetting my subjects, like i did with my belly shot. i ended up filling this with letter stickers, but could have handwritten journaling in the space as well.
/// project life is a simplified method of scrapbooking created by becky higgins. in 2013, i'm planning to create a spread for every week of the year. click here to see all my project life posts. ///