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#1 doris sander

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

i'm back at school, back in a routine, and ready to get back to my challenges after a three month hiatus.  oops! 

 

for august, i'm doing "six word memoirs."  anyone want to join me?  :)

 

copying from my post the last time we did this:

 

a good synopsis of this idea can be found in this npr article and book excerpt:  http://www.npr.org/t...toryId=18768430

 

here is a website dedicated to the topic:  http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

 

i've mentioned before that i love haikus.  i love the brevity of them as it forces the word choices to be so concise.  well, the six word memoir is even more so!  i guess this is easier or more difficult than the haiku, depending on your perspective.

 

instead of writing a "life" memoir, though, i am proposing we use the six word memoir to document a photo.  this would be a great exercise for creating titles!  there are so many things you can do with them too.  i'll be blogging mine and then adding them either to my project life album or my one little word album. 

 

i'll be writing one a week this month, so that will add up to four or five for the month.  anyone else want to give it a go?  you can just try one, or play along all month.  i'd love to see them!  i'll be back to post my first one soon . . .


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#2 Terry

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

I'm in. All of my company will be gone by the end of the week. Leaving on vacation in a week. Surely I can take time for this challenge.

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#3 StampingRooster

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:15 AM

Great idea! I'll try to do a layout, but not sure what my schedule will be in the next month.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

I want to do a book of six word memoirs one page for each person in my family. I'll see if I can get one done for the challenge. 


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#5 scrapweaver

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Love it Doris! Glad to see you back and hope your summer has been marvelous!!
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#6 Christy Strickler

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 12:44 AM

Sounds like a good plan. I'm in. :)



#7 mshanhun

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:11 AM

Ok - so here's my first page :) http://www.digitalsc...m/6-word-story/


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#8 Terry

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:35 PM

He was pretty proud of himself when he texted me the photo he took. 

 

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#9 StampingRooster

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:42 PM

That's pretty awesome, Terry :)


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:59 PM

Love it Terry!!

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#11 scrapweaver

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Love this layout Terry! Love it!
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#12 mfortunato

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

Nice, Terry!


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#13 DebbieHodge

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

whoa, Terry! Love that and GO, CRAIG!



#14 KatieScott

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:30 PM

"Always convinced I have more time."

 

There are my six words for today - school starts tomorrow.  Oh why can't summer vacation last forever.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:12 PM

Great LO Terry. Katie Why can't summer vacation last forever? is also a good 6 word memoir. I rather like this idea of few words during the product play classes.More space for embellishments!

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#16 Terry

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:25 PM

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this has 6 words to tell the story/title. Had to include a bunch of journaling to tell all the details. Although--it could stand on it's own with just the 6 words.


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#17 StampingRooster

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:20 AM

Glad to know it wasn't your car, Terry. Great idea to capture a new discovery on a page.


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#18 StampingRooster

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

Here's my six-word memoir

 

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:54 PM

Love it, Gretchen!
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#20 Terry

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 12:09 AM

Great Gretchen! Love the triangles.

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