Monday, January 3, 2011


The year before last I did a self portrait project in which I took a picture of myself everyday for a year- a 365 project. I took 350 pictures that became part of that, some better than others. One of my favorites was this one-

Hey, Strange Adventurer! (58/365)

Some of the shots I took were very uncomfortable for me to post.

As I Lay Me Down to Sleep...(6/365)

Others were very indicative of my mood at the time.

Sums It Up Well (181/365)

Mostly, the whole project was enlightening in a number of ways, more so as time has gone on and I look back at the pictures after a year of not looking at them. I am amazed at how many of the pictures I remember taking and what I was doing and thinking at the time. We usually forget so much we forget we are forgetting! This project forced me to pay more attention to what I was doing and why and now it is one of the more memorable years of my life.

I toyed with doing another 365 project this year. I still may, but I am not sure I need that many pictures of myself again! Still, I feel the need for something that requires discipline and accountability on some level (even if it is only accountability to myself). Word Press has challenged those who use its services to blog to write a post a day for the whole year. I discovered the challenge through my friend Andy's blog. A post a day? Can I do that? Do I have enough to say on the very general topic of "spirituality"?

Perhaps that is the challenge. To take the potential topics suggested at Word Press and try to give them a spin. The very thought makes me look like this-

Curls & Patience (302/365)

which means I should probably try it. What the heck! I have nothing to lose and maybe just a little insight to gain. We are told we should confront what makes us uncomfortable, and this sure fits that bill. Anyway, if I don't want to write I can always just take a picture!

1 comment:

m e l i g r o s a said...

booom. i think you can doitt =) maybe throw some recipes in the weekly projects, i can see that being really fun