Monday, January 30, 2012

12/365

12: Heat



For the photo group.

The heater in my car.

It is actually rather difficult to take a macro picture in the dark.

11/365

11: Image Transfer onto wood

And not just any old wood, this was the former staircase to the attic which was at least 100 years old.

I thought it was appropriate to use a copy of one of my vintage prints for this.



Up close and personal.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

10/365

10: Art Show

Minikin Madness. Rad art on small surfaces. The size has to be 3" x 3" or smaller.

After growing tired of it staring at me accusingly. Blankly. I did the background today.






Now what?

9/365

9: Surprise!



Well......it was.

Now that we have made it to the 12 week mark, I can share.

Going to be an interesting year!

8/365

8: Sunday, Not a Fun Day...



The Munchkin woke up with an upset stomach. No fever though.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

7/365

7: Snow!

Finally.

We have had a few flurries but nothing substantial until today.

10 inches by the end of the day.

Time to break out the Stilettos.

Friday, January 20, 2012

6/365

6: I spy with my little eye.....



A skull.

Obviously it made me think of Noah Scalin and the Skull-a-Day project.

5/365

5: Motion



I am still working on getting better at capturing movement.

Spent the afternoon at the Norwalk Harbour and tried to catch some birds.

They were flying and running about. In and out of the water.

Whew.

4/365

Something I Wore.

These are new.



I have not had glasses in SO long that I had forgotten a few things;

they fog up after the shower
also out in the cold
my peripheral vision is gone
sunglasses look ridiculous on top of them

But, they also;

keep me from having to try to beat everyone else to the bathroom to put in my contacts, you know, so I am not stumbling around my house blind

I am giving my eyes a little rest from my contacts. Despite the things I forgotten and the fun-house effect when I first put them on....I like them.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3/365

3: Something I adore

The Carousel.




Danbury Fair Mall. Danbury, CT.

Monday, January 16, 2012

2/365

2: Breakfast

One I have never outgrown.

Leftover pizza.

Cold straight from the box.

Or reheated in the oven. I swear pizza is better the second day, like Chinese food.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

1/365

1: I shall NEVER be mistaken for a fashionista.

My favorite shoes.



More like fashion victim. Why yes, those are socks that I am wearing with sandals. In winter.

These are basically my house shoes, as I detest being barefoot. Although I will confess to wearing them out of the house. Not just to take out the garbage or pick up the mail. But to drive the Spawn to work. Okay, they have even gone on impromptu errands. While I am out I need gas. Milk. And so forth.

Good thing the Spawn has a good sense of humor. Because I really just do not care, I know they look ridiculous.

But they are so comfy.

Project 365. Year 2.

I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. You know, moment to moment. (Complete with a head full of appropriate movie quotes and song lyrics.

Yep, that pretty much suits me. I am a list-maker, a planner. And in small projects, that works. I have discovered over the last year that planning and schedules really do not work in the long run. For me. A month is the best I can do for structured.

Knowing this, I begin my new project; 365 Days of My Life. A photo journal. No, journey. As I am starting out not knowing where I will be at the end.

Photography remains my favorite medium and I take pictures all the time. So this is a project I know I can complete.

New Year, New Project

So I didn't finish my first yearly project, and that's okay.

Thank you to Noah Scalin for the inspiration to start Project 365 and the continued support along the way. You rock, sir.

I have not yet picked up my own copy of Noah's new book; Unstuck
52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio.
BUT I have, thanks to a review on etsy, read the first few hints.

And discovered my own stumbling blocks.

I had two that I immediately identified.

ONE. Let Go of Preciousness. One of the biggest creative stumbling blocks is our need to get things right. Believe me, I’m a perfectionist myself, so I know how hard it is to let that go. The reality is that treating your creations as precious little things to protect keeps you from the world of possibilities the comes from trying new things out, making mistakes, and getting things wrong.

TWO. Freedom Comes From Limitations. If someone were to give me an infinite amount of time and an unlimited budget to create something, I would be frozen. It’s only from narrowing down the options that creativity becomes possible, as you are forced to push against the walls that close you in.


I am happy to say that I have finally decided upon my next project.

I have a good feeling about this one.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Well.

As the munchkin would say; I did a good try.

While I have not completed 365 projects, I have succeeded in becoming more creative. Every day.

Now I have to decide what I want to do for my next annual project. I am definitely going to try again.