The first one I would like to share with you is Project Life.
It has probably been 10 months since I would say I have scrapbooked. Not one of Owen's stories have been told since he's been born. I've been thinking alot about it and could easily say there hasn't been time. But truly there never is time, we make time. What time I had I gave to quilting. A wonderful community has been cultivated in the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild and it was easy to neglect my hobby that didn't have a local community.
But if I said that was the reason I'm pretty sure I would be lying. As my creative spirit thristed for time with pictures & stories I realized I had been making it too hard and my motivation was misplaced. Everything I created had to original & had to be photographed to be blogged. My motivation was no longer telling my story and (I'm embarassed to say) had become to put it online.
I never consciously decided to take a break from scrapbooking but I believe my creative spirit was no longer inspired because my motivation was all wrong.
Time really is a good thing. I've come to realize I miss scrapbooking terribly because I miss telling my story. While I enjoy quilting & love being part of the DMQG community it is not my priority. This year time spent on my hobbies will reflect that.
I am excited that Project Life is my baby step back into the world of scrapbooking. I am making this 100% no pressure.
For me, it is not:
- a 365, picture a day
- about perfect pictures
- about new product
- about obligation
- about making it original
- about awareness
- about reflection on Sunday afternoons
- about my SLR, instax & iPhone
- about capturing snippets of life
- about using old product
- about my family
- about making it easy
I will be posting my pictures on Flickr in the collection, Project Life 2011, & will not double post here on the blog.
I am so very excited about capturing my life in 2011 with Project Life & layouts which I may not share them all. This year I'm reclaiming scrapbooking for me.