an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep
power of joy, we see into the life of things."
William Wordsworth/Tintern Abbey
Things is an invitation to "see into the life of
Things is an invitation to document your everyday life
in a way that includes descriptions and reflections.
Things is about capturing life right now but will be
much more in-depth on a single daily subject than
the documentation you might be used to with projects like
Week in the Life or Project Life. This is
an opportunity to get more specific pieces of your story
told with the goal of going more in-depth; get those pieces
of your life documented with words.
these 31 stories will be the heart of what we do over the
31 days, but our words will be supported and inspired by
a single daily photo and a bit of crafty decoration.
to you is help for getting those words onto the page, an
environment of support through the daily prompts, and an
attitude of celebration for all of the different ways we
Over the course of 31 days you'll receive daily email that
prompts you to document one story from your everyday life.
Each email will include a specific word/theme for the day,
a detailed writing prompt with suggestions on how to tell
the story, and a photo prompt.
people will use the 31 days to gather content and then put
the project together at the end. Others will create their
layouts as they go each day. My hope is that you take this
opportunity to really get down to the business of writing
some of these special stories of your everyday life. PLEASE
NOTE: What you choose to do is completely up to you
and your personal situation. You will continue to have access
to the classroom after the email prompts have ended, and
all emails are archived in the classroom.
Your photos and words will come together in a 12" x
12" album. It will take up sixteen 12" x 12"
pages-front and back-in an album. You can also choose to
simply take the content you gather throughout the class
to make it into whatever you'd like (maybe collect your
content on a blog, Project Life, smaller album, etc.).
content for each day will fit on a 6" x 12" foundation.