Wednesday, July 26, 2017

More Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Project

I've been working on my Dates in a Life Project, documenting the expiration and purchase dates of my family's milk purchases in 2017.

The written dates are the expiration dates of our milk bottles.

The white painted lines in-between the stitching mark how many bottles of milk were purchased that day. If we bought one bottle there's white below the day. If we bought a second bottle, there's white to the left of the day, and if we bought three, there's white to the right of the day.

Last week, I added white fabric in the empty squares in the Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday columns, the expiration days of the milk company we commonly buy our milk from. 

This week, I added white dotted lines to connect when we actually purchased the milk and what the expiration date was. 

I think the dotted lines are not only helping to explain this project, but design-wise, the gridded "calendar" is now becoming more of an abstract design.

After being pretty uncertain about where this was going, I really like how it's finally taking shape now. Not to rush the end of 2017 too soon, I am looking forward to adding more as we need more milk.

Check back for more updates.