I am not able to work on my Project 365 every day in Photoshop. OK, it's time for me to be totally honest. On New Year's Eve I was home working on the last 6 pages of my book! That is how far behind I got due to the craziness of the holidays! Had I not jotted down little notes about each day, I would have been overwhelmed and stuck!
To help keep you from getting overwhelmed, I created a little January calendar that you can use to jot down notes about each day (download 8.5x11 jpeg calendar HERE expires Jan 31, 2011):
Some Project 365 people are able to take a photo each day and get the photo and journaling placed into the template each day. I am not one of those people! I try to take a photo each day, and when I have a moment, I work on placing them into the weekly template - that might be a weekly or bi-weekly occurrence. Jotting down a little journaling each day reminds me of the memory that goes along with the photo I took for the day. Perhaps the journaling was something silly the kids said or a conversation. Little notes are great memory triggers, and they are handy to use on days when I didn't get a photo taken. Yep, there are days that I have slipped and forgotten to take a photo too! I simply look at my notes and try to capture a photo that goes along with the notes.
Please don't expect to be perfect on this 365 Project! If you expect to be perfect, you will fail. Trust me, after 2 years of doing this project, I realize that I am far from perfect...don't tell my husband I said that!
Perhaps some of you are doing Project 365 to improve your photography skills. Earlier this year I joined Clickin Moms (click on image to go to their site):
I really enjoy the tutorials that they offer, the advice they give, and the support they have for each other. They have several affordable membership packages available.
I have added my 2009 Project 365 template to the Owl Tree Studio store:
I love this template because it can be rotated and flipped for a fresh weekly look. The photo boxes can be re-sized to better fit your photos. It's 20% off right now too! Here are a few pages from my 2009 book:
|This was my black and white stage...don't judge! :)|
Make sure and stop by tomorrow for Free Template Tuesday. The template will coordinate with my Daily Digi blog post on asymmetrical design!