Photocrafting Coronavirus Experiences

The coronavirus has many of us staying at home and most of us adjusting to new ways of living. Hopefully photocrafting is still a fun part of your week — and even an occasional escape. We propose to combine the news and adjustments into a photocrafting history especially since it can involve at-home kids as well as adults!

A photo of a group of neighbors getting together  in the street with all their chairs carefully placed 6' apart.
Friends obeying the 6′ separation but enjoying a neighborhood Happy Hour!

My friend, Nancy, is sending out questions to her family (two sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren) each week about their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic.  She’ll collect the responses and make a book for them.  I think it is a fabulous idea and I’m thinking of doing one myself — maybe for my extended family of grandchildren as well as younger grandnephews and grandniece.  This epidemic will all be history in 50 years, a period they will have lived through.  Of course, I want mine to be a photo book. 

Pictures spring to mind for me first…

A set of photos and descriptions of various impacts of the coronavirus epidemic.

You might also want to think about stories of what’s happening in your life and in the lives of your family members. Ask questions —

  • What did you do today, perhaps because of the coronavirus?
  • What’s happening this week that was different than last week?
  • Have you seen or done anything fun? Anything unusual or strange?

It’s a good idea to start now to plan how you might want to create the book. At the least, organize your pictures and notes. Our calendar post discussed various ways of organizing. For this project, consider organizing by the week, by the family member, by the activity. You could start the book itself and just keep adding to it over the next few weeks. There are many choices (e.g. Shutterfly or Heritage Makers). We’ll talk more about book-making in future blog posts. Meanwhile, start collecting and organizing those photos and stories. You’ll be glad you did!

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