Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Project 365 - Week 1

I`ve seen it a few times on other blogs across the web, and I`ve thought it was a fantastic idea. Only, it would require some diligence, which is maybe why its taken me a bunch of weeks to finally tell myself, I am going to do this! Project 365 is very simple. Take a photo a day. Its not hard, its just making sure you actually take a picture that is the hard part! I have a blog, I have a camera, and I want to take better pictures. Its all the incentive I need. Hopefully, I can keep myself motivated enough to continue to do this for the rest of the year. It will be good for me!

So here goes!

Day 1 : Brownies
So I decided to start project 365 at about 4:30 in the afternoon on a day when I lacked any sort of creative mojo. So I took a picture of something I did do well that day. The brownies tasted amazing. I'm sorry there isn't any to share, I ate them all ....

Day 2: Nail Polish
Ok, another lame photo but, after weeks of not working, I finally got my external flash unit working at 11:30 at night and what other subject can I photograph without causing my popularity ratings to plummet?

Day 3 : Rachel on the iPhone
I tried a few different ideas of this photo before I settled on liking this version the best. This little lady doesn't like having her photo taken so I thought it was rather an ingenious way to get her to participate. I was trying something cool and she didn't realize I was actually trying to get a photo of her, and not the phone ....

Day 4 : Benjamin
One of these weeks I am going to devote every single day to taking a new photo of Benjamin, he has so many priceless expressions. Until that time, you'll have to be content with just this one .... Mom took the kids to the science centre and bought them all sorts of fun balloon projects. One of which was this race car powered by the balloon which Benjamin was very insistent he could blow up on his own. He couldn't, but I'm glad he at least tried!

Day 5 : Just a Note
Whether you like it or not, Ill probably squeeze a card picture in every week. I realize you could just go to the Polka Dot Door to see my stuff, but the card this week isn't going to be blogged about for a while. I made it for the October call of the Cards Magazine : Buttons category. I'm rather proud of how it turned out.

Day 6 : Mom and Dad
On their way to Europe, oh my! We have so few photos of the two of them together that I thought it was a good excuse to take one. I can't believe Mom actually agreed to finally accompany Dad on one of his trips. He has been trying to get her to go for years. For those of us who remain at home, its going to be an adventure and I already know, I can't wait for them to come home.

Day 7 : Ellie
The Fleming kids are over 'cause there is carpet being replaced in their house. This is another child that it would be fun to devote a week to, she's so funny! She takes a bite of spaghetti and then exclaims "yum!", with every bite. Its  a bit of a strange thought now that in order to have my baby-fix, we need to have the grandkids overs. But its nice too, at the end of the day, I get to send them home :-)

While I have your attention, I think you should all head over to the Polka Dot Door blog, there is a post up about some of Rachel's craft projects which are super cute. I think you need to take a look.


jen said...

good for you for DOING it!!!! :)

Merissa said...

Nice picture of YOUR parents. =)

I also quite like the shot of Rachel!!

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