Last fall, I started a new project which will accompany me through a year: it is about 52 portraits of oneself. This might sound like a photography course, but it isn’t. It is more about self-reflection and to think about what and how you want to represent. Vanessa from dans mon crane had this idea when she wanted to document at her 40th birthday who she is and where she stands.
With my weekly portraits, I do not stay completely close to the prompts of Vanessa; instead, I vary or mix them according to what has happened or what comes to my mind. The combination of portrait and thoughts is here important for me. Normally, I do have rarely more text than a title on my layouts, here it is different. The thoughts belong to the portrait and thus, also to the documentation. But, these thoughts are also too private to share them on my blog, thus I obliterated them here. With my blogposts, I want to inspire you and not show the sense and non-sense of my thoughts. 😉
And after having taken the portrait I scrap them in a traveler’s notebook. It is currently a bit popular to scrap into them. I have mine already since over a year, and I bought a few in Japan during our vacation…since them, I didn’t want to “waste” them for anything. Finally, I found the right project to use them and I really love scrapping into them. The squared format is similar to standard 12×12 layouts (just a bit smaller) and you have one page for text and one for the photo.
In case you curious to start your own 52 portraits project, you can buy the 52 portraits course here at Get Messy Art Journal.