When I fell in love with Project Life, I did so properly. To the extent that I want just about all of their kits (does it sound familiar?) And I want to put all our photo's in Project Life albums (an exuse to get all the kits?) Most of my photo's currently only exist on my computer on External hard drive. So somewhere last year I ordered an additional kit (love Clementine) and slowly started working on the year 2008.
Back in 2008 I was frequenting Flickr and got inspired, mostly by Maine Momma's amazing photo's to do a Project 365 (which is basically a photo a day for a year). So grateful for this. So grateful that I took those photo's in the blur that was motherhood to little ones. I probably would have forgotten most of those moments. And it really became an excercize in gratitude for me. Our lives has changed a lot since then. We moved, and moved again, to a new City and Province, away from the sea. The kids got bigger, started going to pre-school and school. My photography style changed a bit. But these times are saved in a bottle...
I love the perspective of doing a backdated album. It made me realize that the photo's I now take and see as everyday, will later be something that links me back to a certain time in our lives. What is ordinary to me now, becomes so precious a few years later. I most love photo's of moments of affection. But I actually love all of them. Every one that shows me how small the kids were, what our days looked like, what our world looked like...
For example: Going to the beach used to be (a wonderful) ordinary thing for us, now it is not part of my everyday life at all (being about 7 hrs drive away). I also love the little projects we did, so glad I photographed and even kept some of them.
I thought I'd do ONE backdated PL a year. Right now I'm still busy with last year's backdated album. Not working at it consistantly. I do a few pages every now and then... But more and more (forgotten) photo's are being savoured over again, and given a life outside of my computer.
I usually just transfer what-ever I'm doing in my current album onto this PL. So, if I'm adding tabs, I'll also do it on these pages, if I'm adding printed out digital supplies, I'll do it here. Writing on photo's etc. (The word art on the top photo is from Ali at Designer Digitals, and so is "Everyday Beauty".)
I'm leaving spaces to add some words once I find the diary I kept for 2008. It is somewhere amongst (still) unpacked boxes in storage.
So have my eye on the Jade Edition for a 2009 Project. And then baby albums... I'm looking forward.
Thanks for visiting, I'll share more backdated pages from time to time.
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