Last weekend, on November 14, 2015, Pam Llaguno and the Day-by-Day workshop participants spent a crafty afternoon documenting their lives in a modern scrapbooking method – a memory-keeping system called Project Life. Created by Becky Higgins, Project Life aims to provide a simple but stylish solution for getting photos off our phones, computers, boxes, and into intimate and personalized albums.
During the workshop, Pam explained what Project Life is all about. She shared all about her process, and the stories behind her Project Life albums. She also casually interviewed the participants on why they decided to join the workshop. Half of them claimed that they signed up to find a creative outlet from the burnout caused by the heavy demand of work, while the other half expressed their interest in learning more about Project Life as they find it less complicated than the typical scrapbooking process. They were curious to learn more about this system of making the most out of their keepsakes and memories, through a fun and simple album that they can truly call theirs.
In this fast-paced digital world, we often find ourselves documenting our lives and adventures through filtered photos and social media posts. Due to our busy and ever changing lifestyles, gone are the days of developing films, printing photographs, and putting into albums. But Project Life changes all that, and hopes to bring back the familiar and heartfelt through this workshop’s unique scrapbooking process.
Traditional scrapbooking is a great hobby to feed our creative souls, but with our busy lives, it’s sometimes hard to do. Project Life eases up the process by providing the participants with their own “scrapbook base” — an album with pockets and a set of beautifully designed cards — and all you have to do is fill them with up your memorabilia. After hours of sorting their photographs and designing their Project Life album, all while sipping a warm cup of coffee from Plain Sight Coffee, the participants went home feeling accomplished and excited to continue their new memory-keeping system. More than just albums filled up with their own memories with their friends, family, and solo adventures, everyone who joined in on this session of #designcafeworkshops also picked up new ideas, and made new friends along the way.
Design Cafe is a hub for creative works in collaboration with local artists, plus it serves as a venue to brew creativity through seminars, workshops, and talks. Plainsight Coffee also serves us freshly brewed coffee every Fridays and Saturdays for Design Cafe. It is located in Heima Brixton at No.103 Three Brixton St., Brixton St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig CIty, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila.