Friday, July 29, 2011
photos + journal
When I saw this on Momfilter I loved the idea and could not get it out of my head.
I'm terrible at keeping any sort of photo album or baby book, but for some reason the idea of simply printing out a daily photo--on regular printer paper--taping it into a Molskine, and writing a few lines about your day--seemed doable and strangely wonderful. What I love is being freed from the rules--the photos are not high quality, nothing is "archival," it's extremely informal, and yet . . . already my boys are loving seeing what photo I select for the day, and they love for me to read my text to them. The author of the Momfilter piece (who has been doing this for a number of years) said that taking these off the shelf and seeing what they were up to in the past, be it two years ago or two weeks ago--continues to be a fascination for them.
Can I stick with it? I love this and am compelled by it, and I adore handwritten notebooks and have kept numerous journals over the years, so I hope so. But no way do I see myself doing a daily update once school starts. I'd be thrilled to update it once a week. We'll see what actually happens, but so far I'm enjoying this little journal.