Project Life that is!
I do have a few more December Daily posts to write up & post, but meanwhile I am trying to stay caught up (or nearly so) with my 2012 Project Life. I’m mapping out Week 4-7 this week. So far I have lots of pictures picked, cropped & enhanced. I need to pick which I am using, resize to print & add journaling to a few. Plus of course the rest of the page design.
I have the first 3 weeks of 2012 done & will photograph/upload them soon! I find myself struggling with having too many pictures. Not quite enough to fully utilize a baseball sheet most weeks, not nice enough to warrant full-out scrapbook pages. I have been able to fit in what I really want for now; but I’m not leaving a space for fun artistic stuff. I still am very much enjoying this process though because hey – I’m still within 1 month of current & since I am printing off-site that’s with my goal!
The biggest thing I have changed recently – changing to Aperture (I was using iPhoto) – and I LOVE it! iPhoto was great – but I outgrew it & so did my photo collection. Aperture runs faster with my large pile of photos, lets me do more organizing of the pictures locations on my hard drive, and best of all – it has AWESOME tools for quick photo retouching/enhancing. I am LOVING not using Photoshop so much – it saves me ALOT of time. What’s surprising is I dismissed the editing features (because I have Photoshop of course) and changed so that I can easily take my organized library with me from my desktop to the laptop & have it exactly the same regardless of where I am working on things… that works great too!
My hangup with printing pictures isn’t sending them off to print; it’s the cropping/brightening/darkening/retouching in general that gets me behind. If you have a Mac & use iPhoto but want a bit more, try the 30 day trial of Aperture & see if you don’t fall in love like I did (and no I am NOT getting paid to support Aperture).