Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kick in the Pants

I have a feeling that October is going to be crazy! The first project I’m going to do from 52 Projects is project #21. For this project, I will take a picture a day for one month. Since October is almost here, I’m going to start on October 1. I will take a picture each day and post it on the blog. On some days I’ll explain the photos, and on other days, I’ll just post the photo.
On her blog, Lain Ehmann, is doing her LOAD (Layout a Day) challenge. You can read more about it here. During October, the LOAD participants will create one scrapbook layout per day for one month.
I thought that this sounded really cool, so I am going to combine project #21 with the LOAD challenge. Each photo I take for project #21 will be used in a scrapbook layout for the LOAD challenge. I hope I can do it!
I think that the LOAD challenge will give me the kick in the pants that I need to get back into scrapbooking.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

52 Projects

Last year, I bought a book called 52 Projects: Random Acts of Creativity. It contains 52 activities that help boost creativity. When I bought the book, I hoped that I would do some of the projects to help fill my time. Since I was still in the middle of a Master’s program, that didn’t really happen. That is about to change!
I went through the book and have selected some of my favorite projects to get to work on. Here are the highlights of just a few projects that I will focus on.
Project #3: Get your camera. Get on the train. Take the train to the end of the line. Take photos.
Project #19: Write the story of the best night of your life.
Project #21: Take one picture every day for a month.
Project #50: Find your favorite writer’s books in the library. Then, see which writer comes next on the shelf. Check out the works of this newly discovered writer and start reading.
I might not do every project in the book, but I will be blogging my way through the projects as I finish them. Some of them will be used as the basis for scrapbook pages, and others will be just for the blog. I hope that all of them will serve as conversation starters around the blogosphere.
Hope you enjoy my journey!