Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Ordinary

I've started a 365 project!  Hardly a new idea, I know, but new for me and a bigger commitment than I'm generally comfortable with! 

I'm reading Patti Digh's Creative is a Verb at the minute and a couple of lines really stood out for me:

'Every single moment of your life is an opportunity for creativity'.

So true and yet I still wait for the quiet moments and the space to be creative.   I hope 365 will encourage me to have my camera to hand all the time, capturing the ordinary which leads me to another quote of hers which really stood out:

'Because it's our ordinary, we believe it's everyone's ordinary'.

The details of my life are not the same as anyone else's.  There is uniqueness in everything we do.  I want my 365 project to celebrate my uniqueness through the details of my ordinary life.


The Peas in Our Pod via Pinterest

I found this  via pinterest.  It's so true - I'll always remember the big stuff but it's the little things in my life, so easily forgotten, that make is so special.

My plan is to do a Friday round up of the weeks photos and then have a separate page for the project itself by month.

Has anyone else tried the 365 photo a day challenge?  Would love to see how you got on, so please leave your link in the comments.

5 comments:

  1. Becs,
    Congrats on taking on the 365 challenge. I am heading into the final stretch of my second one. For me, it wasn't about having a shot for every single day - there were days when life intervened. Instead it was about the commitment to making photography a daily part of my life. And the experience has made a huge impact on my life and my art.

    I look foward to following along on your journey and experiencing "your" ordinary.

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  2. This is such an inspiring post and I can't wait to see some of the pictures that come out of it.

    Its a big commitment but will be so much fun for you xx

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  3. How great! Congratulations for doing the challenge! Looking forward following your journey and know a bit more about your life and your "ordinary"!
    Thanks for sharing the quote - I truly believe that by stopping for a moment we realize and see with brand new eyes the little things and how much they are important in our lives.

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  4. That is cool you are commiting to this! I'm excited to see what you see through your lens!
    XOX Tracie

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  5. Thank you all for your words of support and enthusiasm for my 365 project. I am a little daunted by it but looking forward to it too, and hoping my 'ordinary' isn't just 'dull'!! I guess we'll see.:)
    @Brenda, thank you for sharing your experience, I'm very encouraged by your words about the impact it has had on your life and art. x

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