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31 Things

"…with 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

31 Things is an invitation to "see into the life of things."

31 Things is an invitation to document your everyday life in a way that includes descriptions and reflections.

31 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.

Writing 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.

My commitment 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 experience life.

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.

Some 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.).

The content for each day will fit on a 6" x 12" foundation.


  • Handout and supporting materials that include full color step-by-step album instructions
  • Daily emails that include a specific theme for the day, a writing prompt (with supporting information) and a photo prompt
  • Downloadable layered templates (Photoshop) and journaling templates (Photoshop and Word)
  • Printable elements to create a hybrid/printed album
  • Welcome note from Ali in the classroom
  • Supply list with live links to product resources
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates

Want to know more? Listen to Ali's introduction of 31 Things:

Taught by: Ali Edwards
Price: $31.00
Class Duration: Instant Download
Open Registration: Registration has closed.

Important information about Self-Paced Projects at Big Picture Classes!
Self-Paced Projects are instant download classes that allow you to participate at BPC anytime! These classes are different from our interactive workshops. There are no starting or ending dates -- you may enroll at any time. This flexibility also means, that there will not be the level of teacher and student interaction that we enjoy in our workshops. You will receive handouts to print and an audio file to listen to, but there are typically no message boards or chats.

Even though these classes offer less interaction, you are not alone! If you need help, email us at admin@bigpictureclasses.com. Enjoy!


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