Spending more time on Project Life than you think you should?
Welcome back, Photo Stories 2012!
A couple people asked me how long it takes me to put together my Project Life weekly spreads.
My guess would be it’s between 45 minutes and 2 hours, depending on whether I have more or less time to spend. Maybe I’ll start timing myself and posting it with each of my Project Life posts.
What I can say for sure is that it it’s an incredibly easy process for me, namely because I post journaling into the metadata of my most important photos.
Note: When I talk about the time I spend on Project Life, I don’t include the time I work with the digital photos on my computer because I already did that anyway.
Because the past weeks have been a crazy whirlwind, I had not yet done typed the photo stories into the metadata of the photo files by the time I was ready to assemble this spread for week 6 and I definitely didn’t feel as prepared.
I could tell that some of my initial thoughts were missing. And since I was ready to go into the flow of adding to my page, I wasn’t in the flow of journaling and it took more effort than usual.
My writing flow is much better if I sit down and write my photo stories into my photo files ahead of time, than if I come up with the journaled notes while I’m trying to assemble Project Life.
So how are you doing keeping up with Photo Stories 2012?
If you’re behind, my recommendation is that you focus on journaling this week’s photos. Then if you have more time, work your way backwards. Always prioritize now over the past. This way, more of your photos will have fresh journaling with better details. If you prioritize the past and try to catch up, you won’t have any freshly written stories and good details will go missing.
Despite the fact that I missed having my photo stories to draw from for this week’s project life, I love this spread and the fact that I had lots of other journaling to draw from, like an entry from my dance journal, my entries on Path, and the notes I wrote on PL cards during the week.
Here are closeups so you can take a look…
Left Side Closeups
Middle Insert Closeups
Right Side Closeups
Photo Stories Participant Check In: How are you keeping up with Photo Stories 2012? If you’re doing Project Life, how is your Photo Stories status helping you? Leave a comment and let us know. If you’ve blogged about it, leave a link!
Note: In the most recent episode of Paperclipping I added my decorative details to this spread while on video and shared a lot of tips, including the details of all those buttons under the dog bowl! Look for Paperclipping #187 if you’re a member.
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Photo Stories 2012 is a series to help you easily capture all of your photo stories and have them permanently paired with their corresponding photos. How is that done? Start with this article — The Most Important Word for You to Learn This Year. And how is it done easily? Read How You Really Can Tell All Of Your Stories for my simple method. Next you can view all of the Photo Stories 2012 posts in one place.