Finally found some time this past week to finish up my 6x6 Summer Manifesto album.
Here's what I loved in the beginning: setting intentions for the summer and printing out all the pages in advance.
I didn't end up jotting things down throughout the summer as I initially planned which was totally okay. It allowed me to set intentions and then go out and experience life.
Here's what I loved in the end: the reflection & the perspective.
I loved going back through the intentions and my photos from the last few months and thinking about all the things I did do (even if they weren't exactly what I had intended). It took me a little bit longer to finish it up because at first I was trying to think through how I would address the things/intentions that I didn't follow-through with. Those ended up being some of my favorites as I reflected on why some of those things didn't happen and what other things happened instead. Hello life, right?
This is totally something you could still do now - go back through your photos from the summer and pick out the themes and activities that were most meaningful to you.
Here's a look at the completed album:
A few details:
- All the foundation pages were printed out in advance on Epson Matte Presentation Paper and are available as PDF (and PSD) files in this set: Summer Manifesto Album.
- I printed out all the photos with a white border.
- I attached the first hand-written manifesto I did to the back page using an arrow clip.
- There's one page that's not finished yet. I can't for the life of me remember what Simon wished for (#8) and I'm planning to ask him when he gets home from school.
I love memory keeping.
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