You can file this under “opps, I did it again.” Despite my better judgement, and the advice of my family, I am doing another Project 365. If you weren’t here for round one in 2010, it means taking a picture a day for a year. The project was exciting, frustrating, inspiring, tiring, delightful, challenging and I promised I would never do it again. So I morphed it into something simple, like Coffee|Served Daily, because 1000 cups of the same subject is sooooo much easier than 365 photos of different subjects.
However… Project 365 is a great way to notice and capture the small moments, and I seem to need that extra motivation. The daily exercise helps me see the light, the texture, the small art that shows up when we least expect it. It helps me stop and notice the way that paper curls, or the light coming through the kitchen window for three minutes each morning. Otherwise I just see the piles of paper, and the dishes, and the laundry. I don’t see the spectacular cloud (because even if I don’t have my camera with me, I am noticing it and wish I did), the reflection in the puddle of water, or the way the scarf my mom knitted for Steve looks so awesome on him. It also means I have to accept funky photos, awkward transitions and days that are uninspired and lacking in creativity. I trust you understand.
I’m keeping it on Flickr and on this blog (see the link on the top left, or click here). I am doing it this time around without a dog or a daughter at home, and after I have already taken hundreds of pictures of cups of coffee. I have already cheated, and I am certain I will cheat again. But I am doing it anyway. Here are the first ten. And if you want to do it too, let me know. We can be a community of moment catchers.