Today I’m sharing my FotoInspired April 2020.
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The FotoInspired Stats
A total of 4 double-page spreads for the month of April 2020.
And a few thoughts on making this project work for your life and photos.
2020 | Weeks 15 2020 | Week 16 2020 | Week 17 2020 | Week 18
Finding The Right Words
This pandemic has brought about some BIG emotions.
- There is great kindness but also much hostility in the world right now.
- It’s hard to share your thoughts in a climate where people are emotionally charged.
- I think we can be honest and still have respect for others that might have a differing opinion.
How does this effect your FotoInspired pages?
- It depends on who is viewing your pages and might be viewing them in the future.
- What do you want these people to KNOW about the pandemic we are living through.
- Your opinions and your words speak volumes to who YOU are as well.
- You can remain TRUE to yourself without fabrication of your thoughts.
Words are powerful and provide context.
- Perhaps more so than images, as there is LESS room for interpretation.
- When written with intent, they are MORE precise in their meaning.
- They are the MOST important component of your memory keeping pages.
Do you struggle with words?
- I know I do.
- I am a LOT more comfortable with telling my stories with images and art – No Surprise!
- But the ‘Practice Makes Perfect‘ mentality always wins when it comes to telling a story.
- It is ALWAYS worth the effort to push yourself outside your comfort zone.
- Write as you would speak to support your own truth.
You can also borrow words.
- Everyone has their own interests and talents.
- Mine happens to be shapes and colors – Words and numbers, not so much.
- Text that speaks to me personally, found via the internet or social media, make GREAT additions to my memory keeping layouts.
- Why not use the words that someone else crafted if they feel true to you?
Sources for the written word.
- Journalist and ‘news; inspired articles – Think ‘newspaper clippings.’
- Blog posts.
- Facebooks and Instagram.
- Magazines and Ads.
Different ways to capture text.
- Write in a notebook.
- Copy and paste into a word document and save alongside your photos.
- Take screenshots of mimes and images.
- Capture photos of words.
Support your journaling by borrowing the words from other sources.
No need to re-invent the wheel if you don’t have to.
- Add context to your photos.
- Assist in supporting your story.
- Share your opinions in a way that feels GOOD to you.