Project Life, Week 23

What happened in Week 23?
Week 23 was all about the launch of the Life:Captured workshop. I remember working furiously at the cafe on Tuesday while Rick’s mum was with the boys to rush a postcard off to print. I remember endless emails going back and forth between Trish and myself as we finalised all the important details. I remember staying up late on Thursday night writing up my blog post, and making sure all the links worked properly. I remember the butterflies in my tummy when the announcement went live. I remember the nervous excitement that lasted the entire day. I remember the sense of wonder and amazement when we sold out the next day. I remember feeling full of gratitude at everybody’s support.

Yet at the same time, family life continued at our home that week as it always does: morning rituals, breakfast, parents visiting, cuddles with baby Edward, the boys inventing their own imaginative play, and brunch at our favourite cafe down by the beach on our day off.

How were the photos taken and processed?
All the photos were taken on my iPhone 4S camera. Half were processed with the old VSCO Cam app. Half were processed with the new VSCO Cam app that also went live that week. (It took me a while to get used to the new filters in the new VSCO Cam app but I think I’ve worked out which ones are my favourites.)

Favourite photo(s) from Week 22?
I adore the one of Angus and Jamie on the first page (top left) looking out their bedroom window early in the morning when I went in to change them and bring them downstairs for breakfast. Normally, I’m all grouchy and task-focused in the mornings, but on that particular day, I took the time to just slow down and watch the boys do their thing. My other favourite is the one of my dad on the second page (top left), sitting on our green couch in his beanie and slippers, surfing his iPad. (I’ve always suspected my attachment to technology was partly inherited from my father).

Overall thoughts?
I really like the grey tones of the first page, along with the wintry feel of the second page. The new VSCO Cam filters add a certain richness to the photos, and the small splashes of blue and red are nice too.

Supplies used?
Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 210gsm glossy premium photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MG6360 Pixma using genuine Canon ink.

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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My weekly Project Life process from beginning to end
Tips on taking photos for Project Life
What you need to get started with Project Life

You can read all my Project Life posts here.

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Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins that is designed to simplify your efforts to document life and help get your photos into a book. To learn more about the product and how to get started, click here.


Fiona July 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Oh, love that sweet baby face! Lovely pages, Ronnie. Xoxo


rachel @ open~heart July 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

I admire your perseverance with your PL and your blog in this season of your life. You have a wonderful ‘voice’ and I’m glad you’re still sharing it with us. (I laughed at your ‘grouchy and task focused’ story – me too. I love it when our children take us out of ourselves to see the wonder of the good old world again, through their eyes) Did you tell the story of your workshop launch in the journaling or will you include the postcard and other bits of that part of your life in another week – or another project? I’m always looking for ways to weave in the story of my working/creative life with the story of our family life – and wondering if sometimes my pages are too much about me, not enough about my partner in life and parenting.
My goodness I have a lot of thoughts this AM ;) Grace and peace.


Pink Ronnie July 6, 2013 at 12:58 am

Good question Rach! I actually realised yesterday that I forgot to include stuff about the workshop on this spread. So today I’m going to swap out one of the photos and I’m also going to include an insert with the blog post that announced the workshop. :)
Ronnie xo


eric July 6, 2013 at 7:42 am

Hiya Friend :) I am loving this week’s PL entry. I also downloaded the new VSCOcam but was afraid to use it because i had already gotten used to following in your footsteps using only filter 05 & 07 so when I had more options i freaked. I’m checkin in on your blog as I do several times a week & i now ask: which filters are those you seem to favor in the new app? please share with us.


Pink Ronnie July 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

Hey Eric!
I know, I was sad not to see filters 05 and 07 in the new app. It’s one of the reasons why I’ve kept the old app on my phone. My favourite filters so far are: F2, M3 and G3. But there are lots more filters to try out still… will keep you posted!
Ronnie xo


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