No matter how hard I try not to have a new year resolution,
January is a month of reflection, evaluation,
and new goal setting. Tomorrow I will
be presenting a project to my
experimental art group
that will reflect
It is this
We will be using our 2011 calendar as a springboard. All of us touch
our calendars daily. It is a part of our daily ritual. On it is recorded the events
of our lives, births, deaths, appointments, lunches, dinners,
entertainment, all that we do on a daily basis. Instead of
tossing the calendar or putting it in a box and never
looking at it, we will look at what we did, where
we went, who we saw.
When the lid is taken off,
three graduated sized
panels spring open.
This is how the panels look before they are glued together in the center.
I placed post-its on each panel for the 12 months.
The supplies for this box are: scissors, pencil, pen, glue stick,
photos, 4 sheets of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper, though any
heavy paper will work, and decorative tape.
For this sample box I decided not to do a year in retrospect. Instead I used photos I took of
a collage my son made on poster board when he was in elementary school.
The collage told the story of his life, his passions, interests, fears, goals at a
young age but is was collecting dust and we did not have a good place for it.
This little box was the perfect solution to preserve his memories.
For the actual project tomorrow we will be using 2011 photos, words
and memorabilia to tell the story of our year.
I think it will be fun.