Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Creative Goals and Such

Bring out the party hats.  I finished the 2012 Project Life in the nick of time.  If a month ago you would have asked if I would even finish, I would have said not a chance in purgatory.  I was months behind, burned out and doing it wrong according to the laws of Becky Higgins and other PL do-ers.  But in the last month I pushed myself, got over my feeling that doing it the way I was doing it was wrong and I caught up.  On January 1, 2012 at approximately 2:00AM, I completed the December 31 layout.  Quite a feat as I had been partaking in a few cocktails and attempting the worm dance a few hours earlier.  Note to all:  If one is over the age of 35, it's safe to say one is too old and out of shape to do the worm dance.  And to be truthful I was videoing the worm dancing. I never could do that dance.  Even when I was 18 and in relatively good shape.

My other project was the December Daily.  I'm behind, but back at it.  I'm currently up to Day 10. I hope to finish by next weekend.Here's the most recent one I photographed.  Seriously proud of this one.  It's like I revisited my earlier years' sticker sneeze layouts and reconfigured it for 2011 by using brads. Ummm....I'm being sarcastic. Not too impressed with this one, but it is done and I'm not re-doing.  Call me stubborn.

So with all the positive advance in the 2011 projects, I got cocky and said let's set goals for 2012.  What was I thinking?  So creatively for 2012 I will be:
  1. Doing Project Life again.  My way or Becky's way. I'm already a day behind.  HA!
  2. Not doing a December Daily. This will probably change on November 30th.
  3. Continuing with the Photo A Day. This will be year 4. It's no longer a challenge.  It's just life. But I would like to challenge myself to use my iPhone less and "real" camera more.
Here's the photo(s) for Day 1:
For being nine years old she is so mature.  She knows the ins and outs of Caribou; Is able to wear a messenger bag with ease. When I was her age I was still making mud pies and wearing fuzzy footed pajamas with a flap in the back.
She's mature and yet....still nine years old.  :o)
I on the other hang am immature.  Grrrrrr.....Happy 2012!


Briana Johnson said...

OMG, I SERIOUSLY love how you did your poject life and I am NOT saying that cause I love you! I really love the look of several of the multi photo horizontal pages/pockets. Really very nice, D! That is a cute DD page with your tree! Emily is getting so big, man, I can't believe it. I had to LOL about pjs with a flap in the back, bwahah! Good for you on meeting all those goals - must feel great! Hey, I got your Christmas tag in the mail (haven't been in Carnegie much) and it is SUPER - going right into my December Daily book that is only 1/3 of the way done : ) Okay, fine, 1/4 of the way done!

Diana Albright said...

I wish I hadn't been so out of the loop for the past 2 years or so, I might have known all the creative things you've been up to. I love your PL pages (and that you took on the project). I need to come to you for tips. Briana and I cracked up about the same thing... please sla me, because I actually pictured you in those (but now, not when you were nine). LOL

Love ya, D!

Diana Albright said...

slap me*

(damn "P" key has got a crumb under it or something)

JennO said...

OMG. You lost me at worm dancing. No really. I tried to imagine myself worm dancing and have to give you props for the attempt. :P You're awesome.

Truly think your PL turned out fabulously--I'm still working on my Dec basically, you're my hero...and you did the worm...and modeled panda head wear.

Mandie said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE your PL, D. but you know that already, right? and, I love the hat. you should wear it & think about koalas. that would be awesome. :)

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