Tuesday, August 28, 2012

latest Project Life pages, and musings...

I've been planning for the last few weeks to post a final post on my blog. Lately, I haven't been feeling like this is a valuable place for me to spend my time. I used to use this space to record things I made, and also family activities that I wanted to remember. I feel like Project Life has taken the place of my blog as that record. I can share my Project Life with friends and family on Flickr, so posting it here is just an extra step.

I have never been interested in turning my blog into a brand or a business, but I have enjoyed the sense of community created by comments with blog readers. Now I feel that same sense of community over in the comments on Instagram - and it's even better because it is so "insta". It has also become a visual record of our life in a more intimate and thorough way than this blog ever has.

I love reading blogs, and obviously there are many out there that are more inspiring, beautiful and compelling than mine. Many of the projects I have been doing lately are inspired by things I have seen on Pinterest or other blogs, so you could see it made by the original creator just as easily as seeing my take on it.

So, I was going to shut the blog down, but then I read this (via Joy the Baker), it made me think I shouldn't give up entirely. And I got a fresh dose of fall/back-to-school creative energy, and I've made 3 or 4 things that I think my (small) audience (?) would enjoy reading about on the blog in more detail than a little blurb in Project Life. All that to say... I'm not sure what to make of blogging anymore.

I'd love to hear what you think. And if you'd like to see the other Project Life pages I've completed recently, check my Flickr stream. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Project Life, weeks 21 & 30

Week 21 - May 20-26

I'm glad that I decided to keep up with the current weeks while squeezing in the weeks I have left behind in the meantime. It is harder to get motivated to complete the weeks that are farther back in my memory banks, but I know I will be happy to be all caught up (only 3 weeks left!).

I like how these two spreads came together. Simple, but still full of great memories. Funny to see the summer fun list as we first wrote it, now that it has been scribbled on, erased, rewritten, edited, and checked off. Not to mention the photo of the newly planted garden, which now features a few 7 foot + sunflowers! The summer days fly by!

Week 30 - July 21-28