|Left side of my latest Project Life spread.|
I celebrated National Handwriting Day and showed off some craft projects.
One thing I've noticed is that when I browse the web for Project Life design ideas, most of the featured artists are young moms with kids. So their albums are full of family moments, travel, school memories and the like. But I am middle-aged! I will be 55 in March. You may ask, what is a middle-aged woman doing in her Project Life album?
|Right side of my latest Project Life spread.|
This week I "armchair-traveled" to St Kilda in Scotland!
Well, I am here to say that Project Life is for anyone and any age. My kids are grown and mostly launched (my youngest graduates from college this year), so I find that my album focuses on my own personal growth and interests. Here are some of the topics I include in my "Middle-Age Project Life Album":
- Everyday things that catch my notice: birds at my feeders, my garden, work happenings, etc.
- Trips I take with my husband
- Books I am reading
- Progress in my various crafting projects
- "Armchair travel"--I am always exploring the world through books and the web. I am traveling there! So I document it.
- My dog and guinea pig
- Home decor and changes I make to my home
- Church feast days and memories
- Family moments
- Restaurants I visit and movies I see
- Letter-writing projects
- Quotations that have meaning for me
- Topics I am researching: history, biography of famous persons, etc.
So I'd like to see more out there from middle-aged Project Lifers. Don't be shy. Show your layouts in your blogs and websites. I'd like to hear from you!