Here are my daily photos from May for project 365. This has been a VERY grevious month (apart from the highlight of the Art Retreat with Misty & Nina) as I have helplessly lost my grip on something really important to me and have watched a significant professional dream of mine fade & die. I am arting a little bit, but don’t feel like chatting.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. ~Samuel Johnson
As I begin to write this post, I am thinking how this will sound as an archive, each month as I post my photos from 365 project I am saying the same thing! WHERE DID THIS MONTH GO?????? Another month of my life just passed……..this month, I haven’t missed a day’s photograph for the first time. I must say it has caused more than a little anxt with DH & my family, but so what………the pictures will still be here when I am not & they will tell tales of me! Being a visual person, I find having photographs from each day a clear reminder of some of that day and working out what my ‘image of the day’ will be has made me much more aware of my surroundings……..I look in more detail……….I observe more thoroughly…….less satisfied with a casual glance……..My grandbabies are literally growing up before my eyes……..our little Princess is now speaking in 3 and 4 word sentances……..& our little man is running & hammering & helping with everything……he loves to be outside & his MOST fav. person in the world is his DAD! (our son)………..This month there are alot of studio & garden shots. This is for two reasons, firstly my mobility has been limited by the injury to my knee, but secondly, I have been preparing for our Art Retreat with Misty Mawn & Nina Bagley. I am having 4 VERY special new art friends staying with me & I have been making lots of preparations for that. It is VERY thrilling, 18 months in the planning & finally we are down to the wire! You would think I would be cleaning my house – but NO – DH has decided to do some plastering, so everything is in chaos & covered in a layer of plaster dust – YUK – I am locking myself in my studio with my ipod tonight & hope that the housework fairies come over night to dust everything! LOL!! What do you think of my chances????? Any volunteers?????
WOW – where did March go???? Well, as scary as it sounds, I can look at each one of these pictures & almost remember the whole month……I am not really sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but there it is, a month of my life gone by……thinking about when & where I took the photo & how it came about & what I was doing when I took it makes the time past seem less transient & vapour like………..
here is my first Project 365 post – My photo a day for the remainder of February – on St. Valentine’s day – the 14th I seemed to have missed filing 15th & 20th & I can’t remember what I took pics of…….so they may be filled later…… I have decided just to post them here once a month as a slide show…….Obviously having been on holidays in New Zealand, it wasn’t hard to be photographing every day & have some interesting topics to choose from, we will see how that goes now that I am back home…………so far, so good ……. if you double click inside one of the pics it will open it at Slide.com & it’s bigger if you would like to see it in more detail…….oh & I have about 15 more houses to post if you are not tired of them………more tomorrow or the next day……actually I have to go to the dentist tomorrow which is the most challenging experience I face as an adult due to childhood dental trauma………so I may not be up to sitting at the computer tomorrow evening……..we’ll see how I feel………
Sometimes I am the LAST person to actually find out about something………..& it seems that it took til about DAY 45 in the year until I found out about this cool project that is/has been going on. PROJECT 365 is basically taking a photo every single day, it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, just a record……….being a visual person with a camera practically fused to her right hand I jumped at the idea of this as soon as I heard about it. I already had a ‘journal idea’ floating in my head around the topic of feathers, so I am not sure what direction I would like to head with this………..we are about to go O/S to New Zealand in a couple of days, when it is likely internet access will be limited………..then in only 52 sleeps Abby & I head off to France & Italy…………..which will be another 4 – 5 weeks with limited internet……..I think that I need to make it a more managable project for me………..anyways, I am thinking about it!
People are primarily keeping it as a Picture Trail, but to be honest between art, & scanning & blogging & groups, I am not sure that I want to start another thing that needs to be maintained. So I am taking my pics, & haven’t decided how I am going to deal with it yet……..I may just add it to my blog, but a ‘novel’ idea I had was to print it or make it as a ‘digital document’ to give my kids for christmas………does anyone have any other ideas or thoughts that are not too arduous to maintain?