so, I took cute emily to the airport yesterday …
we snapped this photo before driving off (hmmm, wonder if she was ready to go back to the Arizona sunshine??)
anyway, got home with the intention of catching up and did what I call a "crash and burn." This means I slept for two hours. Geoff has Wednesday afternoons off, so I took advantage of this and did a Costco run with him. I was supposed to go on Saturday and never made it, so the fam needed food and the pantry needed some serious stocking up.
I’m back today, playing catch up and I have two copies of Photo Freedom to give away. To be fair to blog readers everywhere, today’s numbers game will be a random drawing from all comments made in the next 24 hours (specifically between now and tomorrow morning at 9:00 am PST) All you have to do is share one thing from your current approach to organization (photos, product, whatever) that is working for you. I will then have Chase randomly select two winners from all those who comment.
I continue to get questions about the book and the online Library of Memories class …
Q: Will I be able to purchase your book on Amazon?
Yes, I believe so — eventually. By that I mean there are very few
copies on the continent right now. Just a few to give away and take to
CHA. The larger shipment is on it’s way. Right now, you can pre-order
at either simplescrapbooksmag.com or scrapbook.com
Q: How much time each week does your LOM class require.
This is tough for me to answer for someone else, but I’ll attempt it.
The time required to adapt and set up my system to your situation
depends on the size of your stash of photos (prints and unprinted
digital images) Having said that, most people can be very successful
with 30 to 60 minutes a day (and 2 to 4 hours on the weekends) for the
first three weeks of class. I am a BIG believer in the power and
potential of 15 minutes. When you know what to do and you get to it,
you can accomplish a LOT in just 15 minutes. Please know that you can
most definitely implement this system with just a portion of your
pictures — let’s say you start with photos from the last five years.
Then once the system is set up and running you can easily go back and
incorporate additional photos. I just recently (right before writing
Photo Freedom) integrated photos from my childhood into my system –
and I’ve been at this for more than eight years.
Q: Will I be able to adapt your system
if I ___________ (fill in the blank with anything that you currently do
that is working for you)
A: The thing I LOVE
most about this system is how flexible and forgiving it is. This is not
a rigid "can or can’t do" approach. I have made countless adjustments
over the years and yet the core or essential elements remain the same.
I realize this likely doesn’t make much sense yet, but it will.
This is why I’m asking you to "share and win" today. If you take the
time to read through comments that are posted over the next 24 hours,
you will see that there are as many "working" approaches as there are
people. This is as it should be. I will tell you that I
whole-heartedly believe in printing a portion of your photos, before
you know what you are going to do with them — in my experience this
one step is key in opening up your creative process to inspiration. I
can absolutely guarantee you that there are very personal and
meaningful connections hidden in your years of photos that you simply
will NOT see without following the basics of Library of Memories.
Many of the questions that I’ve received are asking me whether this
system is "right" for them. I think one of the most important questions
you can ask yourself, is whether you are "right" for this system. You
are "right" for this book, class, system if you are teachable (meaning
you are willing to learn and try new things) and if you are ready to
let go of a little control and focus on the self-discovery that comes
through the creative process. There is so much you can do with this
amazing hobby of ours — the question is are you ready to do it?