Documenting a week in our life
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep it to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
Tao Te Ching
The most difficult one to do, I should say, is the last sentence. We are here, everyday, but sometimes (or lots of times), we are not be present here. We are at somewhere else.
The cover. I used 3mm acrylic, and a quote about normal day that I love so much from Ali's blog, which represent the essence of this everyday stories album.
These are the beginning of each day layout (day 1- day 7), behind each of these pages are still four or five pages for all the activities we did each day. In total, my album has 35 pages, or 70 layouts. To make it doable in fastest time frame, I made the format as simple as I can, I just need to embellish some pages that hold my favorites pictures of the day more than the other, usually by making the picture bigger will do just what I need.
So this is more of the inside of each day :
I really enjoyed the couple last days that I spent to embellish the album, as I found many of my old rub ons ( like the title 'rock star' and 'dude' that I kept since I don't know when but yet don't find any page that go with it, and yet didn't want to throw it away, and now, voila! They found perfect home in this album.) and also many more old small sticker that will go out of style in the big layout, but then, here, it become a very nice and appropriate things.
Some of the pattern paper is still blank, that will be the place to write more of the journaling later this week.
If you want to ask about the material or technique or else, about this album, just hit the comment button. I'll be back soon.