Wednesday, April 28, 2010

365 Project

I am going to start a 365 Project!!  I know the year is almost half over, but I'm okay with it.  As long as I feel inspired to do something then I'm going to do it.  I'm trying not to make a lot of rules for myself creatively.  Creativity is about having fun and trying new things.  And that's what I'm going to do! 

My new motto is "Jump First, Fear Later" (thanks to my favorite book Dangerous Wonder by Mike Yaconelli).  I'm not going to waste my time worrying about whether or not I will be good at something anymore.  I'm just going to enjoy what I do.  No more fear!  It's time to jump!!!

The idea of the 365 project is to take one picture every day for 365 days.  Some people choose weekly or monthly themes but others just take a picture of whatever inspires them that day.  I thought about it for a while and decided to skip the themes.  It may be harder some days but the whole point of the project is to learn to take better pictures and push myself creatively.  Why not challenge myself?  ;-)

So, starting May 1st I will take a picture every day and post it to my new Flickr page.  I will have a button on the sidebar so you can go to my Flickr page and see the entire collection of pictures any time.  Once a week I will write a post to share the pictures from that week and tell you a little bit about them.

The button will look like this...
once I figure out how to make it!

I found a tutorial about how to make a button for your blog and how to make a scroll bar for your button on A Few Of My Favorite Things.  This is a great blog to follow if you are new to blogging.  She is very helpful!

My new friend Christine from MiniMak Makings told me she knows how to make buttons, too!  So, if I get stuck, she's the lady I'll go to!  I love her blog!!!

I am very excited about starting this project!  Please be patient with me.  The pictures may not be great at first.  Actually, they may never be very good.  But it's about having fun and being creative.  I'm more interested in learning something than having a perfect outcome.

I hope you enjoy reading the weekly posts as much as I will enjoy creating them.  :o)

Say cookie!!!


chelseybell. said...

i love cookie monster!!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Velma said...

Great idea!!! I look forward to seeing the pictures! AND great pictures you found for this post!

AJ said...

You're doing great so far!
Great images for your post too ;)