February – March #cy365 – Weeks 8 – 9

February was a hard month for me and mine and I got a little bit behind on sharing this project!

Week 8:

50. cover
50. cover
51. starts with R
51. starts with R
52. aperture
52. aperture
53. rest
53. rest
54. supplies
54. supplies
55. centered
55. centered
56. motion
56. motion

Week 9:

57. from the top
57. from the top

 

58. over
58. over
59. together
59. together
60. bonus
60. bonus
61. Spire
61. Spire
62. focused
62. focused
63. Purpose
63. Purpose
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Projects throughout the years: A Picture a Day 2009

2009 started out rough. What I remember most about the beginning of the year was how Shaun took care of me. My dad had just died and I felt very helpless and brokenhearted. Shaun spent a lot of the school break packing me and my cameras into the car and driving me to pretty places to distract me with photography, like he had perfectly intuited what I needed at that moment. The whole world felt different. I felt so broken, but also braver. My dad dying was (and still is) the worst thing that had ever happened in my life and I had faced it and my anxiety wasn’t so scary anymore. I spent some time wallowing in the groove on the couch created by my grief-stricken Lord of The Rings marathons, yes, but I came out stronger than ever. I also think my photography became more important, it had more purpose, I wanted to capture every single thing about my life, and preserve it forever.

January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009
January 7, 2009
January 7, 2009
January 14, 2009
January 14, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 16, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009
January 30, 2009
January 30, 2009
163. they tumble blindly
February 3, 2009
February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
February 21, 2009
February 21, 2009
March 18, 2009
March 18, 2009
April 3, 2009
April 3, 2009
April 4, 2009
April 4, 2009
April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009
April 27, 2009
April 27, 2009
April 28, 2009
April 28, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009
June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009
July 4, 2009
July 4, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 1, 2009
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009
September 5, 2009
September 5, 2009
September 23, 2009
September 23, 2009
October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009
October 13, 2009
October 13, 2009
October 30, 2009
October 30, 2009
November 13, 2009
November 13, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 22, 2009
November 22, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 14, 2009
December 14, 2009
December 18, 2009
December 18, 2009
December 31, 2009
December 31, 2009

February #cy365 – week 7

43. where i stand
43. where i stand
44. clutter
44. clutter
45. red
45. red
46. heart
46. heart
47. striking
47. striking
48. bundled up
48. bundled up
49. blazing
49. blazing

February #cy365 – week 6

36. silky soft
36. silky soft
37. dual
37. dual
38. details, self
38. details, self
39. discover
39. discover
40. Pieces
40. Pieces
41. daily scene
41. daily scene
42. a dreaded task
42. a dreaded task

Projects throughout the years, A Picture a Day, 2008

2008 is a hard year to write about. We started the year at Disney World, and that was wonderful. I had just quit my job to focus on our home and my photography full time.  In October my dad entered the hospital, he never left. On December 14, 2008, he died.  Even before that, it had felt like a hard year, my anxiety was very bad.

Through all of this, I kept up a daily photo project, and in August, on my 23rd birthday, I started a 365 self portrait project as well (I’ll do a post about that in a bit.) I did them concurrently and didn’t miss a day of either project (though on hard days I did overlap and use one photo for both sets.) There was something therapeutic about creating something during this time, or anyway, it was a good distraction.

It’s hard for me to revisit some of these, but here are the highlights and milestones of 2008:

January 1, 2008 – Disney World!
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February 24, 2008
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March 21, 2008
I have never been so keyed up
April 4, 2008
the dad
April 19, 2008 – Herbal Affair with my parents, Smena 8M 35mm
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May 1, 2008
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May 6, 2008
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May 17, 2008 – Tulsa during Mayfest
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July 4, 2008
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August 5, 2008 – OKCMOA with Shaun’s parents 
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August 21, 2008
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September 22, 2008 
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October 18, 2008
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October 25, 2008 – hospital wall, the day after my dad was admitted.
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November 4, 2008 – hospital laundry room.
9:17 pm
December 2, 2008
112. a picture of you
December 14, 2008 – an hour before my dad died.
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December 27, 2008 – after my dad died I wasn’t really afraid of anything anymore. we walked around town with fake mustaches on. People passing us seemed really happy about it, that was a good feeling.
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December 31, 2008 – nothing special, just the end of the set.

January/February #cy365 – week 5

29. on
29. on
30. connected
30. connected
31. texture
31. texture
32. frosty
32. frosty
33. folded
33. folded
34. coarse
34. coarse
35. rocky
35. rocky

 

Projects throughout the years: A Picture a Day, November 2006/2007

For some reason I didn’t realize I began this project in 2006! I started with my Olympus Camedia c5050z and Canon Powershot a520, a little point and shoot Shaun and I had bought together when we were still dating that we called “our camera.” We had just moved into our house in November of 2006, I was working on a NaNoWriMo novel, Kismet Academy, the first year I would “win”, and one I hope to adapt into a visual novel in the near future. I had no idea that in less than a month we would pop into the courthouse to apply for a marriage license (hey, do you want to get married during winter break? he says.) I think you can really see how much I improved as the year progressed, though a lot of these first photos were very much diary entries rather than “art.” (You can read & see more about what I was up to in 2007 in this post about my 365 self project that year.)

Here are milestones and highlights from that year in photos:

Where I am writing...
November 14, 2006, Day 1 “Where I am writing…”
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December 29, 2006 – The rings, sitting on the Arkham Horror Dunwich Horror expansion board.
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January 1, 2007 I got married.
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January 14, 2007 This was a very memorable snow for us.
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February 4, 2007
031907 shaun
March 19, 2007 On our honeymoon.
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April 9, 2007 – Mirror assignment for Flickr group “Take a Class with Dave and Dave.”
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April 13, 2007
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April 19, 2007
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April 27, 2007
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May 18, 2007 – We went for a walk and I bought myself a dinosaur.
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May 27, 2007
060907 sidewalk
June 9, 2007 I got this fantastic little toy digital point and shoot, I really loved it so much. The Vistaquest VQ1005.
urban acid fire truck
June 29, 2007 By this time I had bought my Canon Rebel xti.
Artistic Beauty Shop
June 30, 2007
Widow
June 30, 2007 – I was so proud of this one!
Playing with sparklers
July 4, 2007
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September 14, 2007
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September 24, 2007
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September 29, 2007
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October 11, 2007
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October 23, 2007
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October 31, 2007
Untitled
November 7, 2007
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November 13, 2007 – Day 365

January #cy365 – week 4

22. artificial light
22. artificial light
23. dappled
23. dappled
24. space
24. space
25. a favorite...
25. a favorite… space to take photos in. Anyone who has followed any of my various 365 projects over the last 9 years will recognize my corner with the great natural light.
26. angled
26. angled

 

27. curved
27. curved
28. cropped
28. cropped

January #cy365 – week 3

I’m going to start sharing these here one week at a time, starting, well, now!

15. a treasure
15. a treasure
16. sepia
16. sepia
17. light
17. light
18. with the sky
18. with the sky
19. sidelight
19. sidelight
20. under
20. under
21. backlit
21. backlit

January #cy365 – the first two weeks

I decided to participate in #cy365 this year. It’s a daily photo project with prompts from this site: captureyour365.com I’m really enjoying the inspiration of the prompts and the super welcoming community on instagram!

1. fresh start
1. fresh start
2. one word
2. one word
3. this is so me/self portrait
3. this is so me/self portrait
4. need this
4. need this
5. makes me happy
5. makes me happy
6. pushing myself
6. pushing myself
7. good for me
7. good for me
8. where i stand
8. where i stand
9. a relationship
9. a relationship
10. monochrome
10. monochrome
11 complementary
11. complementary
12. draw
12. draw
13. mostly white
13. mostly white
14. black & white
14. black & white