January 10, 2011

My 365 Project | Week 1

I must be crazy.  I decided it would be a good idea to do a 365 Project for 2011 and take a photo everyday, which will turn into a photo journal of the year.  You know, just a little something to add to my plate and drive my family crazy - how fun!  hahaha!  Having a daily photo journal is part of the reason I want to do this project - I have loads and loads of photos to be scrapbooked and you know, honestly, I don't know if that is ever going to happen.  So this is kind of my little compromise.  Also, I want to develop my skills as a photographer and see if I really want to pursue it as a profession when my kids are all in school - taking my camera with me everywhere has already been a challenge, but I hope it becomes more of a habit.   I found this cute digi frame set and thought it would be cool to add my photos in it and make a book at the end of the year.

If you are interested, you can see my 365 project in full size and see every picture I take for each day.

Now for the details:

Day 1: Mr. Potato Head explodes.  I thought this was hysterical!  Avery and I kept putting that poor guy back together and then she'd push the little "explode" button and I'd try to get all his bits and pieces in mid air.  This is a Toy Story potato, so he talks and throws his limbs about - he's cute.

Day 2: Winter Wreath.  This is a wreath my mom gave me years ago and I put it out each Christmas.  It hangs on our coat closet door and the light hits it just right and the clear beads just glow.  Now it is all packed away...

Day 3: Cocoa Date.  I have to admit, this a completely planned outing for the photo op, haha!  I took the kids to Starbucks for a little cocoa/frappuccino date and caught Andrew mid thought.

Day 4: Angel of Patience.  I was a single mom while my husband was on a trip and I just needed more patience on this day.  And I thought I'd practice some bokeh (blurred background) shots with the Christmas tree lights before I took it down.

Day 5: Through the Looking Glass.  Katie and I went on a little walk in our neighborhood while the other 2 were in school and she found this piece of ice and was trying to look through it.  Oh, and I think I actually told her not to eat the yellow snow.

Day 6: Color Me Copic.  I'm sure you all know what these little beautiful blue markers are *wink*.  It was a bad photo day and I needed to take a picture of something, so there you have it.  They're beautiful, aren't they??

Day 7: Brown Eyed Girl.  Katie again.  She's so sweet and she finally let me take a real picture of her in her brother's room.  I love her sweet little toothless smile.  And of course her crazy hair that I can never ever keep under control.

OK, that's it for this week's 365.  I'll post again next week and see how I do.  It's been tough to find new inspiration everyday.  We shall see!!



  1. I love your photos! I think it's a great way to challenge yourself to do this..I have been considering doing something like this, but my photography skills are nowhere near yours! lol..i look forward to the next batch of pics you have for us! :)

  2. What an awesome idea!! And your photos are fantastic...very professional.

    I look forward to see more in the future.

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx


  3. You know I LOVE you!!!.. You know I LOVE your photos... YOu know I think you're AWESOME.. and you must know that you are my BESTEST Enabling Friend EVER!!!!

    Oh and you know I LOVE your commentary... a whole lot of giggling going on here.

    Off I go to get me a photo book template.. right now!!

    Love ya!!!


  4. These are great!! Kids grow up soooo quickly what a fabulous idea. I need to take more pics as I tend to go in spirts only. Great idea and look forward to seeing more.

  5. This is such a fabulous idea to take a photo every day and create a journal of sorts! LOVE your photography skills...I'm wanting to get a better camera, but know I'll need to take a class to know how to operate it.

  6. OK, so a couple of things - (a) I'm loving that you're doing this digitally! {wink}. (b) how are you documenting the stories in the photobook? Because there's no journaling on this page. So will you have a facing page with the stories or what? You're gonna need that you know. I mean, not to rain on your parade or anything, because the photos are AWESOME - but don't forget to include the stories too. I promise in a few years you'll want to remember them! I'm sure you have a plan, but tell us what it is! :-)

  7. I love this idea and the photos you took were amazing! Cant wait to see the next batch!!!

  8. Just gotta say... how Wonderful is this!!??

  9. Great idea!

    My daughter, a professional photographer in Houston, has taken a picture (actually multiples) of her son each day of his life. She posts one to a website each day. It is a great way for grandparents who live many miles away in Denver and Dallas to keep up with how Lyle is changing. Lyle was born in San Diego, CA and lived there his first two years so we didn't see him very often. Take a peek at the website, curiouslyle.com if you like--I believe it is available to anyone. He's a cutie (though I might be a teeny bit prejudiced.

    Proud 'Gramma Gai'

  10. That was FUN! - You did a great job with the photo's and I loved the explanation of why you took each picture. Keep up the good work.

  11. Your photos look wonderful.. I just popped in to look at your Sunday sketch challenge and saw this post.. I am also doing the 365 days of photo's.. I hope you enjoy your journey as much as I am..


  12. What a great idea. It'll be fun to see what you come up with every week.