Project Life // Week 4
So that funk that everyone keeps posting about on facebook finally caught up to me this week! I have been downing airbornne and orange juice like my life depended on it and I finally feel a little better today. There is still an invisible 200 pound man sitting on my head but at least I had the energy to shower today!
Enough complaining time to talk about Project Life. . . .
This week we swore in our President for a second term the same day we celebrated MLK’s birthday. I chose to document these 2 events because for me Project Life is about documenting our life and our world. I want the end result to be something that Aubrey will look back on when she is 20 years old and think “this is my history”. If you are new to my blog or my pages you might not know but Aubrey is biracial. My husband is black and I am white. We live in the South and while I love being a southern girl there are times that I do worry about the struggles that Aubrey might face. This world looks nothing like the world I grew up in but every now and then I am reminded of the cruelty that still exists. It is important for me to teach Aubrey that the color of her skin or the texture of her hair will not hold her back; her world is full of amazing opportunities and the only thing that will limit her is her.
I began this page with a cool illustration of Dr. King that I found on the internet. I took that into photoshop and added my favorite quote by him to it. In the bottom of the page I took a photo of the television as President Obama took oath. Above that I created a 3×4 card with the President’s picture, a quote from his speech and some facts about him. To the left of the fact card I used one of Becky Higgin’s Jouranling Cards from the Cobalt Edition to write a quick note to Aubrey about why this was significant for me and for her.
On the right side of this page I included my favorite date card and week card and on the bottom I included another video reference. Aubrey used my phone to record an instructional video on how to do a cartwheel. You can see it here.
I also used my free facebook cards and documented me spreading this wonderful news!!!
This week was a pretty typical week for us. When I sat down to do my pages I noticed that I had a lot of photos from everyday, some might considered uneventful, type of activities. I used Becky’s Photo C Pages and a 4×6 Jouranling Card from the cobalt kit to document our everyday.