Weekend Creative : Document Your Weekend

water lily by you.
[ Shore Acres State Park July 2008 ]
I've decided to do a mini version of my week in the life project this weekend and you are invited you to play along. All that's needed is your camera and a willingness to document your life for two whole days (much easier to swallow than the seven required in the week version).

The end result of this project (whether you create layouts, a minibook, or record it on your blog) will be a glimpse of your life at this particular point in time. I am going to wait until I see how many photos I take before deciding on a format.

Anyone can do this project. Consider inviting your spouse, child, parent, or friend to participate with you.

Feel free to start on Friday night if that's the beginning of your weekend. I'll be starting on Saturday morning and continuing through Sunday evening.

As usual take more photos than you think you will need. Capture, capture, capture.

Here's some things to consider capturing:

  • weekend morning rituals

  • the time on your clock when you wake up

  • your place of worship

  • Sunday evening routine

  • capture doing nothing if you are lucky enough to get that chance

  • the places you go (sporting events, nurseries, out to breakfast, drinks with friends)

  • in general, what makes your weekend special or different from your life during the week

Don't forget to charge your camera batteries and to keep your camera with you as you go about your weekend.


To get your weekend started, here's a freebie download of a couple words for you to use on upcoming projects. Zipped file includes 3 .png hand drawn word images. Click below to download.

Download AEdwards_Weekend

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  1. Kate

    2009-05-16 05:16:04 -0400

    great idea! I love getting to check out what other people's worlds are like at a given time. Count me in!

  2. DawnS

    2009-05-16 07:04:29 -0400

    This made my weekend very special...spending the morning with my mother watching the petals of a beautiful purple iris unfurl & greet the day.

  3. sannaf

    2009-05-16 09:36:23 -0400

    Tank you so much for sharing!!!!

  4. Jennifer

    2009-05-16 09:56:27 -0400

    Thanks Ali!

  5. Donna~ Blessed Nest

    2009-05-16 10:51:02 -0400

    Fun! I joined in and already posted. Life it good!

  6. Sandi Malloy

    2009-05-16 11:45:08 -0400

    Thanks for the freebie Ali. I missed getting out here yesterday, but will do this next weekend. I enjoy making the mini-days, weeks, months.

  7. Leonie

    2009-05-16 12:04:58 -0400

    thanks for the freebie. i have never tried these before but i will give this a go
    not quite sure how to start but i will get there
    love them lots

  8. cass

    2009-05-16 12:10:11 -0400

    thanks for the freebie Ali, i am one day in and my photos aren't the most exciting ut i'm having heaps of fun
    have a great day!

  9. Cilenia

    2009-05-16 13:13:37 -0400

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. And as always, thanks for the freebie, just LOVE your writing!

  10. Sharyn

    2009-05-16 21:46:52 -0400

    What a great idea. |Thanks for the creative jump!

  11. Myra

    2009-05-17 01:09:07 -0400

    Looks like such a fun project Ali! I love thinking about capturing moments in new and unique ways.

  12. Ramie

    2009-05-17 02:23:47 -0400

    An awesome idea!! Thanks Ali! Love the words too!

  13. Samara

    2009-05-17 03:47:16 -0400

    Thanks for the download. Your stuff has a look that's positively you and so simple and free. Love it.

  14. Christene

    2009-05-17 06:56:57 -0400

    I can't believe I totally forgot to take my pics - AND the bleeping camera was in my purse the whole time! Perhaps I'll do a layout without pics, or borrow some - we went to a birthday party (other Mommies had cameras), saw a parade (newspaper clippings), had fun at the park (retake the pics during the week). I'll leave the camera in the dining room for Sunday dinner. Here's to improvising!

  15. Cynthia

    2009-05-17 08:42:34 -0400

    So, gonna play along with this one. Thank you:)

  16. Joy Buss

    2009-05-17 14:28:10 -0400

    Great idea Ali! I can't wait to see your project. Thanks for the freebie download! :-)

  17. Melusine

    2009-05-18 01:08:34 -0400

    Thank you so much for the great freebie!
    The mini "week in the life" sounds like fun :)

  18. Christy

    2009-05-19 03:23:10 -0400

    your blog is so inspiring!

  19. Jane D

    2009-05-19 04:02:13 -0400

    Thanks so much! I'll try this next weekend.

  20. Nicole

    2009-05-19 08:34:17 -0400

    Thank you so much! I will certainly put this freebie to good use! :)

  21. Jenny

    2009-05-25 09:34:02 -0400

    Thank you!

  22. Johanna S

    2010-05-24 10:10:21 -0400

    Love your art! Thank you very much!

  23. Lisa C

    2010-10-18 12:34:57 -0400

    I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but the link to the .zip is "404 not found". :( It looks so cute!!

  24. hannahk

    2010-10-20 06:03:56 -0400

    hi Ali ~ just to let you know that the link for the download is not working ~ it says page not found

  25. Dana J

    2010-10-25 12:07:17 -0400

    The link doesn't work for me. It comes up as brokern. But I Love the new blog!!!

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