Sunday, September 22, 2013

Project Life 2013: Week 9

Week of: February 24 - March 2

This week's spread includes an extra insert that holds a piece of work from Nathan. On one side, there's a drawing he had drawn for me, rolled up and hid in the couch for me to find as a surprise.

On the other side of the drawing, he made a sign for my door with a "Massages for Mommy" menu on it because I had been complaining that my back was hurting. Please note his use of washi tape to stick the sign to my door. I love it!

It's been a little while since Nathan's given me something to put into Project Life so I had to put it in. One of the things about him creating with Australian sized paper (aka A4 paper) is that manufacturers just don't make page protectors that size so I'm stuck using regular office supplies which isn't quite as thick and clear, but it doesn't really bother me.

Sometimes I look at other people's Project Life spreads and I admire how cohesive their spreads and their binders look. They have a distinct style that carries through all their work and maybe one day, my spreads will be like that. For now, though, Project Life is a small canvas where I can try out different techniques and styles. On the left side, I was channeling a little bit of Wilna F., with the gold-glitter-dipped feathers.

On the right side, I have some handwriting from Andrew, Nathan and myself. I love collecting samples of Nathan's writing and seeing how it changes as he grows. I can't wait until Caleb learns to write to include a bit of his handwriting as well.

I wasn't really loving the yellow and dark-tones of this spread but I think I managed to balance it out a bit with all the white journaling cards and spaces. Learning to photograph in low-light situations is one of the things I'd like to work on. How do people consistently get those light and airy photos?

And you may have noticed that the bottom right side is pretty bare. My original sketch had a photo there of Andrew teaching Nathan to make pancakes but somehow that and a few other photos went missing. How convenient. Annoying little things like this always happen to me when I find a spare moment to be creative. Am I the only one this happens to?

Anyway, it's finished now so that's all that matters!

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