Saturday, February 4, 2012

day 365

wow. so here it is, day 365.  I can't quite believe that I've finished this project.  And you might think I'm pretty strange for this last picture, but Freddie (our love fish) got a new house and I thought it important enough to document.  I gave him to Kyle for Valentine's when we were engaged four years ago, and he's still with us.  Although he was in this horrible dinky plastic thing (from walmart) for all those years so I decided to get him a pretty glass bowl to live in.  You're welcome Fred-ster.

Okay so seeing as this is my last photo and post I'd just like to jot a few things down that I've learned throughout the year (notice: you do not have to read this. I warn you, it may get sappy) :

1.  I am not perfect. (whhaaaaat??!)  Even though I deemed this the "one picture a day" project equaling 365 days for the entire year, I did not keep to that perfectly.  As you'll notice it is February 4 and I started this project on January 25 of last year.  There were some days that I literally hated the fact that I had started this, like I had this gigantic deadline looming over my head...which was totally silly.  This is supposed to be fun, so I set myself free and though I'm finishing a few days behind schedule I still have an entire year of memory pictures to show for it.

2.  There's something amazing about watching for pictures to take.  It really sort of opens your eyes to your surroundings.  Sometimes I'd be looking out the window as we were driving and see the most beautiful sunset, or a squirrel yelling at a scrub-jay (real name people, look it up) and even though I may not have been able to take pictures of it, I noticed it, which is sort of more than I can say for myself before.

3.  I became a better photographer.  It's kind of a no brainer, right?  When you do something consistently you're bound to improve, but it caught me by surprise.  I don't mean to sound rude or prideful or anything and I know I have so much more to learn, but it's exciting seeing the payoff when you practice something, isn't it? :)

4.  It got me hooked on collections and portfolios.  I'm trying to decide what my next "subject" will be to create another collection of photographs.  I may have found my niche :)

5.  And I suppose I can't end without mentioning the pictures themselves.  I LOVE them.  And I know that I will continue to love them for-ever.  They are my painting for the year, a memory masterpiece full of love and color.

day 364

this has been a very strange winter (so far) with very little snow.  It flurried for a bit and I surprised myself by being excited that it was coming down... this is not normal for me.  I guess I can do winter as long as it can control itself and not go too crazy. 

Those light snowfalls are really beautiful, I think I could watch those all day...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

day 363

 baked bread and now individual pumpkin pies... it must be winter.

day 362

peek-a-boo piggy toes.

Lily has recently taken the bathroom as her own personal playroom... it's odd and sometimes I'm nervous that she's dropping her toys in the toilet for a bath... but thus far she just brings in all of her toys, sings herself songs and occasionally does her makeup in front of the mirror.


day 361

mmmm, fresh bread.  now if only I could figure out how to make the darn thing a little taller. :)

day 360

this is what i've been getting from lily lately when I pull out the camera.