In 2009 I took on a similar project to take one photo every day. The idea was that by looking for something to photograph each day, I would become more aware of my surroundings and this would in turn help me to be a little more confident in my creativity and as a bonus expand my crafty talents. So I pretty much took ownership of our trusty little camera and carried it everywhere, everyday with me. Being a small digital camera this was not hard at all. I was not too concerned with how well the photo was taken (some of my favourite shots are blurry or dark) instead I focused on the subject. Looking for colour combinations, patterns and textures. Apart from photographing people I also took lots of food, floral, insect, craft materials and sky shots. I definitely learned more about the space I travel in every day and how amazing and colourful it really is.
So this evening I sat with a nice cuppa and looked back on the photos from 2009. What a treat it has been! A wonderful visual diary of what my eyes found creatively inspiring. It also reminded me of how much I enjoyed the project, especially sharing it with lots of colleagues, family and friends. Looking to do it again one day soon. Here are a few of my favorite pictures:
|Feb 10: After a rainy summer day, this little guy took the plunge and ventured outdoors|
|March 2 : Signed up for a jewelry making class. This was my first completed project. It took 2 attempts (and some tears) to get it to look like this. I learned a lot about myself in that class.|
|May 15: Sunset over Erko|
|July 29: A visit to my local nursery. These little beauties caught my eye.|
|November 18: Renovations of our apartment begin. I picked this light fitting purely because every time I visited the light shop, I couldn't stop touching it.|
|December 22 - Going out for breakfast - one of our favorite things to do.|