Friday, May 22, 2009

Encyclopedia of Your Ordinary Life -P

A few years ago I had the opportunity to complete this extraordinary scrapbook album designed by CathyZ and based on the book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Rosenthal. While I still haven't read the book, I love the concept of this album - a random sampling of those ordinary facts about your life [my life.] The homework involves keeping a list, A to Z, of random memories for several weeks and then gathering photos [or not] to support these memories. Love it. The album is really very simple [a la Cathy Z] and easy to put together with only two square photos per page and two to four 'definitions.' Have I said I love this album? And I want to share some of my life with you so I've committed to do just that in 2009 [keep in mind this was completed during the summer of 2007.] I'm going backwards and today I present:P
Choruses and songs sung to the Lord – anywhere I might be, -out loud, or just by myself in my head. Praise time is one of my favorite times of worship at church. – Just singing praises to my King! I love hearing Craig sing next to me. And seeing our boys sing praises to the Lord is a special blessing. The photo shows Drew as he begins choir tour to Mexico and Arizonza.

I’ve loved taking photos since my pre-teen years with my little ‘110 Instamatic.’ We thought it was so neat to have a flash built right into the camera [before that we had to place a flash bulb into a socket each time it was needed.] Craig and I became close friends while taking photos together [and developing our own black and white prints] in college using our Canon AE-1s. And now with the digital abilities we have today I feel like I’m in ’photography heaven’ I’m not a brilliant photographer, but with digital I can take a million photos and usually have at least a few that turn out looking brilliant.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I've read the book (loved it) but haven't scrapped that way. Cool idea.