Every now and then it's time to return to your "unfinished projects" pile and tackle those jobs that just didn't quite make it to completion. But I hate it.
I always scrap whatever I feel like on the day, and unless I get the whole project done then and there, (usually late into the night!) I find it very hard to go back and find that same mojo I was feeling when I first started it. And somehow the enthusiasm for it wanes as time goes on.
But it has to be done. Because you realise it was a great idea to begin with, and deserves to be finished.
One day a few months ago, I started this text-based project because I had no fresh photos of my own. I kind of stumbled along, not really realising what I was getting myself into. In the back of my mind, I had been meaning to compile a heap of emails from my old school friends, which described what they were all up to at this point in their lives. Some sent pics of themselves or their children, which were a great source of enjoyment for me. So I wanted to use them somehow too, even if they were only low-resolution thumbnails (not great print quality).Then I got the idea to scan in some old photos of us all during our school years. Then I wanted to print out enough to make booklets for everybody included in the project. Then the whole project became a bit BIG, but still enjoyable. But just so BIG - especially going thru old photo albums finding scannable photos. And chasing up some friends who had not yet written their "bios" but who I knew would want to be included.
Anyway, I got stuck into it (and soon became a bit obsessive about it, tee! he!) but then life happened and it's been on the backburner. I hope to get back to it, but can't see it happening as pleasantly as it started, because now I've turned it into a "MUST DO" project instead of a "WANT TO DO" one.
So, it is now a "sometimes project" that has no deadline (unlike my secret scrapping business, of late!) and that makes it much more doable. No one is expecting it anyway (I haven't told anybody because I wanted it to be a surprise). So, in the interests of breaking up great big blocks of text like this, here are some unfinished pages;
So, now it's your turn to do some Spring Cleaning and finish off an unfinished project.