Losing momentum is my biggest weakness where these little mini books are concerned. The past week was busy and the pictures sat on my table waiting for my return. It feels different coming back to this a week later, as I mentioned previously -- as though these happenings are a world away.
I have learned a lot doing this December Daily project. A few of those (personal perspective) lessons:
I'm feeling that the simpler, softer and subtler patterns work best for me.
I like the photos all on their own. (meaning without patterns and other things around them) I'm not sure how that is going to manifest itself in my future story-capturing -- but I know that it will, and I know that it will be an immediate change.
I need to capture the words in the moment instead of later. It is far more meaningful and real that way. After the fact writing on my part reads like just that.
I wanted to use my fun products on this book and I'm glad that I did, but my favorite little aspects have less to do with purchased products. I like the stiching. I like the paint, I like the punch, and I loved incorporating some of the fun digital elements.
Thank you new friends for your warm response to my pages. I really appreciate every kind word, and makiing new connections with you here in this space.
And now, on with the pages ...
While I was out doing a last minute grocery run, etc. Paul and the kids readied the house for my Mom's arrival. They also played pirates (which explains the note.) The envelope contains my list and a note Paul left me on the kitchen table. Hilarious, no?
If it's obvious to you that I rushed through putting together the last few pages, that is because I did. It is more important that I finish and not let a loss of momentum stop me, than to wait and try to "get it right." It's a lesson I want to carry with me into the new year.
Get it done. Sometimes good enough is good enough. Know what I mean?
Tomorrow afternoon I'll share the Christmas day page.
Celebrate 2008. Celebrate the possibilities for 2009!