I confess, I have been surprised by one thing...
The prodigious online scrapbook community. I had no idea the width and breadth and depth of the online community of people intentionally documenting their stories. Traditional. Hybrid. Strictly digital. Immensely creative. Systematic and organized, like a Mondrian. Gorgeous pools or floods of color, like a Rothko or Frankenthaler. Messy beautiful, like a Pollock. Patient and detailed, like a Degas. Storytellers who accent pictures with a few words, letting the photos speak loudly. Storytellers who capture details and emotions through word pictures and highlight their life journal with photos, like authors. And it's all quite lovely and inspiring.
There is so much freedom in Project Life. As I look at what everyone else is doing the pages are becoming more and more comfortably familiar because I'm recognizing their artistic voice. It helps me to find my own. I love that about Project Life, I'm finding my voice as I faithfully tell my story.
Once again I am Linking up this week at:
And now on to the real reason for this post, my week eight layouts:
Looking at them side-by-side.
Then, up close and personal...
My favorite part of this week's spread is my series of photos of my Gracie. I gave her the remote trigger for my camera, that was set up on the tri-pod, while I got the ingredients out to make donuts. She clicked away. Love. Totally love.
"Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you."