Summer Crafting

Like every other college-aged girl I have about four thousand pictures of the past two years at JMU, and from home, and like every other girl most of them have been sitting under my bed in a box for the past two years.  So after deciding that I have personally killed a rainforest with my pictures, and have done nothing with them, I decided to make it my goal to do more with them than just post them on Facebook.

So this summer I decided to perform what I called the “Overhaul Photo Project.” Every week this summer I gave myself one photo project to complete.  They varied from simple things like updating my photo frames to creating an organizational system for my digital and printed pictures.  But as the summer wore on the projects got more creative (I guess this is a good thing considering I am the Creative Director!), and it became craft projects that just happened to also involve projects.  So finally I finished the scrapbook I have been working on since senior year of high school, started a Christmas present for my sister who spent a month in Europe (resulting in about 800 pictures), made a few photo collages, and my personal favorite- hand painted bulletin board squares.  I finally decided that I am going to have the most highly photo decorated dorm on campus.

So if you need any ideas of what to do with all the photos you have undoubtedly taken throughout your wonderful time here at JMU, let me know I am sure I can think of something!

~Maggie Moran (Creative Director)