So if you’re keeping up with my blog, you know that Sunday, December 28th was my day #1 for Project 365. That was yesterday (as I’m writing this on Monday). Many of you made it your first day also. Some of you doing it next Sunday. Some of you are starting your week on Monday so that a weekend can be viewed together. However you’re choosing to approach this, I can sense your excitement.
I know I’m just repeating myself but remember: You do not need to have the kit to get started with Project 365. You just need to be taking a picture every day. Of ANYthing in your life. It could be the Christmas decorations that are still up, your kids working on a puzzle, the inside of your refrigerator, the trash sitting on the curb waiting to be picked up, your toothbrush sitting on the bathroom counter. A-N-Y-thing.
For example, this is my picture from yesterday.
Great picture? Not really. Do I love this picture? Absolutely. It’s a piece of our life yesterday. It’s our little world. It’s video-chatting with my brother in Utah, a few of his kids, and my parents who happen to be visiting them right now. And it also happened to be Kevin’s birthday.
Oh — and what’s even further telling, is the other “stuff” in the picture. As I’m taking the picture from my office chair, you can also see that I’m giving Crew a bottle, Claire is climbing behind me, I have my blog open since I was reading your comments over the weekend, my inbox is showing, etc.
This is the kind of stuff I’m talking about. Just take a picture of something that you are doing today. Take your camera to work, on your errands, to your friend’s house. Or just snap around the house. My approach to this album is that it’s a family effort. Even though my children are young, I’ll be passing the camera over to them once in a while. David too, of course. And I’ll get my kindergartner involved in writing. And our pictures? I’m thinking random. No theme, really. Just whatever strikes us day-to-day. A “total” picture of our life.
Maybe once in a while, we’ll do a theme of the week. Like … for a whole week, all of our pictures will be school-related or chores-related or people-we-love-related or prices-of-life related (keep receipts that week, take a picture of the gas pump, the McD’s drive-thru menu, show pieces of a few bills, etc.).
I hope the wheels in your head are spinning (in a good way), and I also hope that you see this as a fun project that will NOT be overwhelming. A different and liberating approach to scrapbooking in 2009. If you’re just now tuning in, scroll down and visit my recent blog posts about Project 365. And for those of you leaving comments, I’m not ignoring your excellent questions … I’m going to address those soon (before the kit goes on sale this Thursday).
In the meantime, since so many of you are wondering the price, I’ll tell you that it’ll be UNDER $40.