Ali’s class, Story Telling with Project Life, has really inspired me to tell more stories. I find myself more reflective at the end of the day. I jot down notes in my calendar or as I’m waiting for after school pick-ups, I’ll think about what has gone on during my day. Even though the story might be small or seem insignificant, I’m trying to document the story behind the pictures.
My husband took our 10 year old on a Passport To Purity (by Focus on the Family) retreat last weekend. A big group of them went and stayed overnight at a hotel. Even though I wasn’t there, I really appreciate my husband taking pictures for our Project Life album. I created an insert for the special event. On the backside, I created a flip-up using washi tape, so my husband can journal about their weekend together.
I’ve been able to stay the course by filling pockets and telling stories. Small stories. Tiny stories. Everyday stories. I’m even going back and filling the empty 2015 pockets, but I’m ok if I forget or miss some stories. I’m inspired everyday by others telling their stories in the Craft The Story with Ali Edwards FB page.
A friend of mine posted these questions on FB a couple of months ago. The directions were to ask your children, without prompting, these questions and record their answers. This was Week 3 of Ali‘s Storytelling with Project Life and the questionnaire fit perfect with the class content. I like how these questions include a different voice and a different perspective of me.
I actually conducted two other ones with my boys (good/bad day and Cathy Zielske’s questions that Ali refers to in the video). I will eventually insert those in Project Life. The insert is by American Crafts, window size is 6″ x 12″.
Here are the questions:
1. What is something I always say to you?
2. What makes me happy?
3. What makes me sad?
4. How do I make you laugh?
5. What was I like as a child?
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
10. What am I really good at?
11. What am I not very good at?
12. What do I do for a job?
13. What is my favorite food?
14. What do you enjoy doing with me?
Ali Edward’s Storytelling with Project Life class continues to inspire me to tell my story. Our story. I’m so glad I signed up for her class. 🙂
I’m taking Ali Edwards‘ class “Storytelling with Project Life.” I needed a creative boost and have wanted to work on my storytelling/journaling. Ali is the first designer I started to follow when I discovered this amazing scrapbooking community. I love her basic, simplified documenting process. I enjoy her stories and how she makes things real. I love what she presented in Week One and I look forward to the rest!