Hi friends! Meg here with a layout based on the Light The Path January prompt called Where We Are Now! You can see more on how the Design Team is working with the prompt this month here: Light The Path.
Participating in the Light The Path workshop is one of the most intensely personal projects you can work on. Even though we all receive the same prompts and projects, every Light Bearer’s interpretation of them is as unique as the person themselves. No matter what kind of memory keeper/artist/photographer you think you are, Theresa finds little ways to nudge you out of your comfort zone and into trying new things. For me this is definitely going to be the Art/Mixed Media prompts but I’m making a point to open my OCD little heart to trying new techniques.
But the Scrapbook prompts? Those are my default setting. As a longtime weekly documenter, pocket pages are my comfort zone and it’s nice to have that to fall back on when I’m exploring journaling and prompts that are less familiar to me. One of the reasons I decided on a 6×12 album for this year is that it gave me the option of a 12×12 spread to work on for my Scrapbook prompts. The fuse tool is my absolute go-to, giving me so many pocket combinations to play with in the 6×12 size.
Through the January prompts, Theresa invites us to document who we are right now and where we would like the next year to take us. Because this is spread across the three exercises, I saved this month’s Scrapbook prompt to use as a little bit of a catchall for anything I still wanted to cover after the Art and Photography prompts. Within these pockets I included my hopes for participating in Light The Path, some affirmations/quotes that I am trying to embrace, and a little summary of where my head is right now. The digital kit is full of great prompts to choose from or expand upon and I pulled in just a few dimensional supplies and stamps from my stash to make this spread as me as it can be (when in doubt, I add more black).
As I was filling the pockets of this spread, I was increasingly aware that the manicured/curated photos I’d chosen did not really match the honest thoughts I was putting down onto the cards. With this in mind, I went back to my camera roll in search of a photo that presents a more realistic picture of life right now. I settled on this gem of a truly ridiculous messy bun—and if that isn’t an honest representation of where I am at right now, I don’t know what is.
I’m so excited to have the first three prompts of 2021 in my album, with the knowledge that in 12 months I’ll have a full book and an arsenal of new ways to handle what life throws at me this year. I can’t wait to see what December me thinks looking back at previous January me. If this year is anything like the last, there will be many plot twists to maneuver and I am already grateful for this outlet. Let’s face this year together.
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