Project Life, Week 22

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

I have to admit that I haven’t touched my Project Life album in the last couple of weeks, but I’m okay with that. Once life settles down, I’m confident I’ll get back into the swing of things. My strategy of simply doing two weeks at a time makes it easy for me to catch up, so it’s all good. I’m also behind on the boys’ albums by a few months but the cool thing is that Rick and I have both been making a concerted effort to write down each day the special and funny things the boys are saying and doing. In fact, Rick is really good at it, and I’m truly thankful for that every day. (He’s a keeper.)

What happened in Week 22?
I spent a quiet Monday with the boys, and then the rest of the week was taken up with preparing for our third LIFE:CAPTURED workshop. Compared to our first two workshops, I remember being relatively calm and everything happened rather smoothly without much stress. We held the workshop at Studio Neon and spent a wonderful day teaching photography, photo organisation, memory keeping, and design to a lovely group of people. The day after the workshop, Rick and I took all four boys down to the lake where we ate buns and drank coffee (us, not them). I remember that day being quite gloomy but, all the same, I cherished every moment with the family after so much time apart.

How were the photos taken and processed?
All photos were taken on my Fujifilm x100s and processed with VSCO Film. You can read more about how I edit my photos here.

Project Life by Rhonda Mason/Pink Ronnie (www.pinkronnie.com)

Favourite photos from Week 22?
Definitely the photos of the children: of Bear climbing and standing on the little white stool despite the fact that I was telling him to get down (middle row, first page); of Pete and Jamie playing in in our lounge room bathed in golden sunlight (bottom right, first page); and of Angus and Bear having a moment alone with daddy after quiet time on Saturday (top right, second page).

Number of extra pages and inserts?
Just two 8×10 inserts containing photos that Rick took while he was out with the boys.

Overall thoughts?
The photo of the workshop venue with the big clock and the gorgeous Chesterfield couch anchors the layout of the first page really well. Even though it’s a busy page, it feels very balanced to me. As for the second page, I love all the warm, golden hues.

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.

Please feel free to leave a link to your latest Project Life post if you’d like to share.

(You can read all my Project Life posts here.)

5 comments

Jo-Anne August 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Love your work Ronnie!

I have learnt so much from your posts about photography and PL.

Thank you!!

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Pink Ronnie August 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Thank you Jo-Anne, you are always so encouraging.
Ronnie xo

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Roos August 13, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Lovely as always. You’ve mentioned before that you like to use templates (in and outside of your Project Life albums). I can see you use the same font/layout for your weekly title card each week, but I was wondering: do you have a separate file on your computer for the title card which already has the text as separate layers (so you only have to ‘drop’ the picture in) and does it have the text ‘stuck’ to a certain position? (I hope that makes sense, I am not a native speaker and very new to editing software.)

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Pink Ronnie August 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Hello Roos,
I use InDesign so my templates are InDesign files.
I have the text in the same position each time and I simply replace the image behind it. Hope that helps?
When our LIFE:CAPTURED site launches, I’ll have some videos that show how it works.
Ronnie xo

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Nikki @ The Wholefood Mama August 26, 2014 at 11:50 pm

I just love what you do with your Project Life series and wish I had the commitment and discipline to do so too! Perhaps your Life Captured site will inspire me further into action. X

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