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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Polaroid Project Update #2


Tomorrow will mark a full five months of me taking Polaroid pictures, and I'm pleased to tell you, that I still haven't missed a single day. It's actually quite unbelievable to think it's been that long already, even more unbelievable when I look at the pictures. You can see them all, dated and numbered, but it doesn't look like five wholes months of time sitting there in a little box. It's also quite funny, because at the beginning, when I had taken something like 28 pictures, it felt like it would help slow time down a little. Because I could actually see a picture of every day that had, that it would show how few it had been. But no. Here we are months later and I feel as if we've jumped forward and there's a whole length of time in between, that I must have missed. But I didn't...there is dated proof.


I think I told you before that I was keeping them in a little Dior box from a highlighter purchase, it worked well at the time as they're only small. It held three months fine, but then I thought I'd need something else. They have since had an upgrade and I'm very pleased with it. Not only is it a brown kraft paper box, which I love -we've been wrapping Christmas presents in that stuff for as long as I can remember. It also gave me the chance to use my label maker, and I think it looks amazing. Very simple, but very in keeping with Polaroid pictures I think. There is more than enough room for the remaining months to fit in comfortably, and it keeps that all safe and stops them getting damaged.

I thought once I'd found a box I liked, that I would throw them in each day and they would be a jumbled mess of dates and numbers. However, I've found as I've gone, that I like to keep each month in a stack, keeping them all neat and tidy in case I want to look back at them. I think once the year is up, that's sure to change, and they'll be in any old order. But for now I enjoy looking at how the colours of Shapries change as I've moved through the months. Plus, it helps keep me on track number wise! I can of course look at the calendar for the date, but I always know the number of that last picture taken, so I don't get confused.

Also, I'm sure I mentioned at the beginning, that I wasn't sure if I should do numbers, dates or both. This far in, I can definitely say I'm glad I stuck with both. It's fun to watch the number get higher and higher, but I also love being able to see exactly what date each picture was taken, without having to work it out.

Oh, and I even started doodling on some of them. The ones that are special occasions, like a birthday, or our Eurovision night. It adds a little fun to them, and makes them stand out from the rest.



1 comment

  1. I love that you've kept up with this project so well! It will be so fun to look back on!


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