Friday, February 4, 2011

Monthly album - January


In The Monthly template (Cathy Z) there is a layout for each month of the year.  I added the strip at the bottom when I turned it from 8.5 x 11 to A4 size.  I also changed the colour behind ‘january’ from black to a grey that matches the sand in the big photo.

I intend to have a self-portrait each month.  I’ve seen quite a few people use this method so decided to give it a try.  I’m sitting on a dining chair backwards with my hands resting on the back.  My camera, on timer, was on a pile of books at the end of the table. 













The last page for each month has room for about 250 words.  Cathy nicely provided a heading saying ‘my month’  as well as the ‘our month’ that comes as standard. 

I haven’t written the journaling yet because I’m waiting for publication of the monthly weather review so I can include those details, something I want to do each month.

I decided to include part of the image of me with wings because the things that I play with on PSE are part of what I do during the month. 

I’m enjoying this format, including the mix of portrait, landscape and square photos.  I have 21 photos for the month.


Sian said...

That's areally nice self portrait - I'm giving it a wave!

Lizzie said...

That's a nice, smiley picture of you - and it's a good pose for a self-portrait. Mine either end up with me seeming to have 20 chins, or a ridiculously long kneck (trying to avoid the Chins!), or the nose is too big etc, etc... That pose is easy to plan and set up. I will try it - thanks for the idea.

The photos and page layouts look really nice - a good way to have a cohesive set of monthly pages, but with the focus firmly on the photos, until you reach the last page. I like how you changed the layout slightly to suit you (did I read that you were planning on printing it as an A4 photobook?)

I look forward to seeing February's (though I don't wish time away - I can wait!).

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love that picture of you! So great to SEE you.

humel said...

It's looking so good, Helena! I shall be trying that self-portrait setup myself, thanks for the tip xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I'm so glad that you are including a self portrait in your pages, Helena! The one of you above is SO cute! And I love the side shot of you and your purple wing in the bottom page. :o)