Hey scrappy friends! I’m here today to share a project from the October 2021 Light The Path workshop. This month I chose to go a bit journal heavy, so I included a folded 12×12 page protector into my 6×12 album to contain it all. Love having these larger format sizes in my smaller albums!
The Then and Now Prompts encouraged us to take a few minutes for quiet contemplation and journaling across several days. To provide more focus for myself, I decided to skim Theresa’s October 2020 projects and the coordinating digitals (both years) to find a handful of prompts to work from. In the end I used five throughout the month for a range of topics that are currently on my mind. I paired this writing with photos using whatever filters seemed to fit my mood in the moment.
My October Art Prompt is a vibrant explosion of colors and patterns (check it out in the workshop gallery!) and sits opposite this pocket page. To tone it down, I scaled way back and relied heavily on this month’s digital products. I’m about a decade late to the thread party, but I wanted to add just a little something more and now felt like the time to try it out.
I’d planned this page as a flip-out within my 6×12 album, which would give me exactly enough space to record 5 sets of selfies and reflections. This project is definitely a marathon and no matter how much you enjoy it, there will be moments of burnout. After the first three days I was feeling very done this month and decided that it would be enough. However, a week or so went by and I felt revigorated to pick it back up and finish off my plan. Either way would have been a perfect representation of where I am right now.
Sometimes documentation just IS this easy. I loved the giant tag cards from the coordinating digitals, so I included all three and added two more colors. I used the same format and placement to make a running list of thoughts each time. Lists allow me to write in larger quantities without worrying about all the ‘rules’ of grammar and narrative. I finished it off using a large format date stamp on each card. Though it doesn’t really matter which photo coordinates to what list, if you look closely you may notice that the puffy banners just happen to be the same colors in the same order as the 4×6 cards…it’s all about the tiny details!
As we are moving into the holiday season, the Light The Path workshop is starting to wind down for 2021 but there is still so much inspiring work to be done in the next couple months. In fact, the end of year hustle and bustle makes these acts of intentional self-assessment and reflection all the more important. This space is here for you whenever you need it.