Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 15, 2009

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


  • 101.
    Lori P said…

    thanks for the freebie! Sounds like a fun project!

  • 102.
    kelly in NB said…

    thank you Ali…yes, a weekend IS more manageabe isn’t it??

  • 103.
    veronica said…

    rock on! I can’t wait!!

  • 104.
    Jenny W said…

    Thanks for the kick in the creative rear. The need to create has been there this week, but not the time. Looking forward to taking some pictures and using the wonderful downloads. Thank you!!

  • 105.
    Jenn said…

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous designs and hard work!

  • 106.
    carla stolte said…

    I am so in…I love this kind of stuff. Thanks for the “push”!

  • 107.
    Kate said…

    No fair! My lily pads haven’t bloomed yet!!

  • 108.
    AmyHip said…

    Such fun!!! It’s almost midnight Friday right now, so I’m going to find my empty memory stick and start first thing in the morning. My husband will be truly irritated by me, which makes this project doubly fun :-) Thanks for the freebie!!

  • 109.
    Kelly said…

    This is a great idea! I’ll try to do it this weekend, although my DH has to work on Sunday…so it’s not quite a typical weekend. I can make something work though :)

  • 110.
    Amy said…

    I’m in, too! In fact, Friday evening has already been blogged! Thanks for the freebie, Ali, and the inspiration.

  • 111.
    Monique said…

    Thanks so much for the freebie, Ali!
    Have a great weekend!

  • 112.
    Esther said…

    Thank you so much!

  • 113.
    NRENOUX said…

    Thanks for the freebies
    I made a page here :
    Great idea !

  • 114.
    Agnes C said…

    Thanks so much for the download.
    What a great idea to document a weekend…can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it.
    Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  • 115.
    Laser said…

    Great challenge – would like to have had Friday WA too though as I started on Friday.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  • 116.
    Teresa Cotterman said…

    Great idea. Thanks for the freebie. Can’t wait. This weekend is going to be BUSY!!!

  • 117.
    ginika said…

    Ali, I will be playing right along with you this weekend. Camera batteries are all charged up and will be implementing the download as an added challenge to my project. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend!

  • 118.
    Kasey T said…

    Cool! Thanks for the freebies! That is always a fun surprise!

  • 119.
    Wanda said…

    I love this photo!

  • 120.
    DawnMcD said…

    thank you for the cute freebie.

  • 121.
    Kate said…

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

  • 122.
    DawnS said…

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

  • 123.
    sannaf said…

    Tank you so much for sharing!!!!

  • 124.
    Jennifer said…

    Thanks Ali!

  • 125.

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

  • 126.
    Sandi Malloy said…

    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.

  • 127.
    Leonie said…

    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

  • 128.
    cass said…

    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!

  • 129.
    Cilenia said…

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

  • 130.
    Sharyn said…

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

  • 131.
    Myra said…

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

  • 132.
    Ramie said…

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

  • 133.
    Samara said…

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

  • 134.
    Christene said…

    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!

  • 135.
    Cynthia said…

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

  • 136.
    Joy Buss said…

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

  • 137.
    Melusine said…

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

  • 138.
    Christy said…

    your blog is so inspiring!

  • 139.
    Jane D said…

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

  • 140.
    Nicole said…

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

  • 141.
    Jenny said…

    Thank you!

  • 142.
    Johanna S said…

    Love your art! Thank you very much!

  • 143.
    Lisa C said…

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

  • 144.
    hannahk said…

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

  • 145.
    Dana J said…

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

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