While I can't say that I am a artsy/craftsy type person, I do enjoy scrapbooking. And thanks to the Cellar Chicks, I've been encouraged to work on a December Daily album this year. What exactly is a December Daily album, you ask?
Starting today, and then every day until Christmas Day, I will take photos of something for that particular day. The photos can of anything - Christmas-related or not, something unusual or something routine that I am doing that particular day. It doesn't matter. Ultimately the photos, along with my written notes/stories of that day, will be placed in the album. In the end, I will have documented my day-to-day life during the month of December, in the year of 2010. Here is the start of my album.
It is only December 1st, and I am already finding this project challenging. Here are the empty pages for December 1st and December 25 (with lots of empty pages in between) that I will eventually fill.
I've got a list of things to do today, and frankly, they are all too boring and mundane to photograph and write about. I mean, do I really want to capture my on-going job search as I sit at the computer applying for what few jobs are out there this week? Not really. Or should I photograph the cleaning of my closet, which I've been putting off for months now? Nope. Oh, how about the cleaning of the bathrooms? Oh yeah, that's fun, but years from now, I don't want to look back at a bucket full of cleaning supplies sitting next to a toilet. No way. But then again, this is my life and my life for today, and this what the project is all about.
In email exchanges this morning, PK had a good suggestion to try to incorporate Christmas in the photos, even in to the most boring or routine things of the day. Then Leanne suggested I use my favorite Christmas coffee mug as I sit at the computer working on my job search. That might work. Better yet, how 'bout if I wear my Santa's hat while I scrub the toilets? Now that photo will definitely make me chuckle years from now when I look back at this album.