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The moments pass me.   Not sure how I feel about missing tidbits just yet but I do know that now … since I’m out of our forever home working full-time, I find it harder to capture the moments.

 

the moments

 

The moments I use to thrive on to make it through the day.

 

the secrets

 

The secrets I would hear them sharing amongst a homemade teepee.  The same little people who drive me to the crazy of my day, I miss. I miss their smiles.   I miss their bickering of the silliest of thing.  the curl of peanuts neck when she’s pouting. The rosiness in chunks cheeks when he’s playing ball.  These little people are the derivative of love. Love that I need from my cowboy like a drug.  A 25 year old drug that I never want to go to counseling for.

They are us in a new way.  More spunkier, more direct. more defiant, more blunt and you know what?  I hate it so much I love it.  They are us ….but new and improved.  So smart, charismatic and savvy. I adore these little humans.  Yes, they drive me up the wall but that’s only because they are so far beyond anything that I can achieve and I’m trying to catch up :-)

so…..

What I’m doing about that is this….a challenge…for myself, no one but little ole me.

I no longer have “paying” clients BUT what I do have is time to capture what I want and how I want.  remember that?  i truly couldn’t so I’m stepping into uncharted territory.  Or should I say territory that I haven’t stepped into for a very long while.  I’m excited. I’m scared. I’m not sure where it will take me but i’m looking forward to connectections it will bring me, the growth and experiences….

Happy New Year!!

I’ve seen it, I’ve read it and I truly never thought I could fit it in. But I thought to myself, “self” – {are you laughing out loud?} self, you take pictures everyday anyway. Why not take another second to upload it. So….I am! I will be expiermenting with the 365 Project for 2011.  I know I’m biting off allot this year so I’m going to be realistic with myself and how I plan on making through the whole year.  Here’s the plan, I’ll take a picture a day and upload it to my Flickr.  Then, I’ll do one post per week to maybe recap and/or share with you all my flickr link so you can see what’s been going on for the week.

Sound good?  This will also force me to blog at least once a week over here.  I love blogging!  There are so many fabulous things on and around the bloggy world.  Do you have a favorite blog?  I’de love some new reading material.

So..onto the picture.  Today was super chill! Did you stay up until midnight last night?  I had some appointments, dance class for my daughter and a birthday party to attend.  Well, let me tell you what actually happened.  We went to my daughter’s class to only find out they were closed {Yep, make sure to slow down so you don’t make this mistake}.  The birthday party, Nope!  didn’t make it because of my prior made appointments.  My prior made appointments, well….I made one.  Why you ask?  I have been sick as a dog for the past 3 days.

So this picture is a great reminder of my day.  My mom & dad made our traditional Southern Gumbo that is sure to make your eyes water and wrapped up my gran to bring it over and try to nurse me back to health.  It was a perfect ending to my long sick day.

I hope you follow me on this journey.  I look forward in hearing if any of you guys are doing this project too!

Oh and by the way, if all goes well…hopefully by Tuesday my website will up & running.  So excited!  It’s like decorating your home.  I can’t wait to have a virtual welcoming party.

The beginning of my newest love. Photography. It’s not really new to me, it’s just that I have recently become the proud owner of 19 oz. magnificent beauty called Canon Rebel Xsi.  It’s not a  Canon 5D but one day….baby steps.  I have had photography classes before, almost 15 years ago before digital was even out. Let’s just say High School days. Needless to say I can’t remember much so I have enrolled myself in a 8 week crash course to figure out how this whole thing works.

I’m the type of person that learns hands on. If it works, I remember it. If it doesn’t I remember not to do it again. Photography is so personal. Of course there is a right and wrong way to capture images, however if your art is not to speck….than it’s just that “your art”. I wanted to document my growth, expand my vision and watch it all unveil itself!

Enjoy!