project lifer: trisha harrison
I recently stumbled across someone on instagram that intrigued me. Trisha’s way of documenting life – and her simple use of our products – struck me. So I reached out to her. I asked if I could share some of her inspiration with my readers. And I also asked her why on earth she didn’t “try out” for our Creative Team! : )
So today I invite you to “meet” Trisha Harrison. You’ll find a few questions from me, a few answers from her, and lots of visual yumminess as we share some of the life documenting that she is doing.
Becky: When did you start using Project Life?
Trisha: I first started Project Life in 2011 & was introduced to it by Ali Edwards, after completing her “week in the life” project and I was hooked & looking for something that continued that theme of documenting the everyday life. Project Life was a perfect fit.
Becky: Why did you turn to Project Life as your memory-keeping system?
Trisha: I turned to Project Life as my memory-keeping system mainly because it works for me. There wasn’t anything like Project Life before so I guess I would still be doing page layouts of just important stuff not everyday stuff, But really it is the everyday stuff that is very important.
Becky: What is your system or “rhythm” for adding to Project life? (and how often?)
Trisha: I try to work on my album once a wee,k sometimes more if feeling stuck. Setting aside creative time is very important for me as I work full time and then run to multiple activities with my two kids after work and school. It’s sometimes tough but I have managed to stop and get my time to be creative. This usually lands on a Sunday morning then sharing on my Instagram feed later that day.
Becky: How is Project life helping you with documenting the everyday?
Trisha: Project Life helps me document the everyday in such a fun & important way. I am a week-to-week documenter and this system helps me include a whole lot of our lives. Some of it’s really important and some of it’s just little details. Recently purchasing and moving into our home in the early part of this year has been all documented in this years album and I already know that I’m going to enjoy looking back and reading all the excitement that we had & the kids had. Sometimes it’s a regular work day and just snapping a photo of me eating lunch in the park on my lunch break & documenting that will make me smile later on.
Becky: What does Project Life mean for you and your family?
Trisha: Project Life is very important to me. It’s a new way of thinking about how I will document this week or next week but having a template or a guideline with the pockets and date cards in place … the rest is a blank canvas. My kids know when they see me take out my album it’s “book making time” as my daughter calls it. Just recently my 4-year-old asked if she could help me with my album, punching the corners of my photos and sliding them into the pockets. I love that it’s important to them too. They look through the albums and comment on how they looked or what color our house was or what vehicle we had/have. It’s so important to me that they can open this album and go back and see our everyday life at any time. It’s means I am leaving this book for them & their families to see one day, and that’s super cool.