Here are more photos and another update on my own Project 300, “Nouns, Verbs, and Other Parts of Life.” I’m 15% of the way to my 300, which shocks no one more than me, I assure you. I figure this big push will come in handy when a lazy streak hits somewhere down the road.
(Not crazy about the glare from the page protectors when trying to take photos for blog posts. Perhaps I’ll just scan them in groups or pull out recent favorites for future updates.)
Lesson I’m Learning: Don’t Overthink It
I’m realizing as my Project 300 progresses that I’m not entirely sure who this book is for- Is it for myself? For my whole family to enjoy? There are some days when the word I’m writing about or the picture I snapped would only make sense or have meaning to me. Then again, perhaps it’ll end up being a way for my family to know me better. In the meantime, I’m snapping, doodling, and jotting, trusting that it will become clear as I go along.
I also realized that I”m not sure what the point of this project when it comes to the creative output. Yes, I wanted to document words describing our daily life, but I haven’t hit a groove as far as a specific approach to take. Is it about capturing the perfect picture or grabbing a snapshot? Concentrating on improving my drawing/painting/hand lettering skills or just doodle without worry? How much journaling do I want to include? What criteria should I use for choosing words each day? Again, rather than sweat it, I’m just going with my gut each day and reminding myself to just keep DOING and let it work itself out.
What about you? Are you doing Project 300? If so, leave me a comment or links to your blog posts about it.