Wednesday, January 21, 2009

52 Weeks and 44 Words

I have always really admired my friends that have taken on the 365 Project. It is a challenge to take a self portrait daily, and get it up to flickr. (Light shudder). But I love seeing each of them when I do catch up with my Flickr contacts.

Well, I have found a project that I know I can commit to for the year of '09. It is the 52 Weeks project. I know that I would not make it through 365, but was intrigued by getting in front of the camera.
Three me
So, here is a happy medium, not too much me, but enough to let me see how the year changes and alters me in its course. I am excited and will leave the set up in the sidebar so you can see too (if you would like). And I encourage you out there (yes, you) to join in and try it yourself. Especially we Mamas that hide behind the lens taking photo after photo of our lovelies.

Let me know if you do start, we are only three weeks into the year...will you come and play?

And if you do not read at Shutter Sisters yet and you love your camera, go. This post made me so happy as we watched an extraordinary man take the lead and ask us to walk with him as we heal our world and also ourselves. Do you have 44 words to describe what it all meant to you? Please tell and link. Here is mine...

44

They-have-no-idea-that-today-is-the-change-that-makes-it-possible-for-them-to-be-the-change...
They-have-no-idea-that-their-parents-both-feel-the-change-for-the-first-time...
They-just-want-to-feed-each-other-cheese...
That's-okay.

10 comments:

Emilee said...

What beautiful pictures you have! You are so talented, I wish I had an eye for photography, or art in general. haha The Flicker goal seems like a wonderful idea, it's like a daily scrapbook! :) Good luck with your goals, you are so lucky to have such beautiful kids to photograph!

sweetpea16 said...

That second picture of you is gorgeous!!! And you look so much like my aunt in it, it is scary hehehe. You look more like here in it than her own daughters do :)

Cheers Eva

Luckygirl said...

I just realized while reading your post that I haven't taken a picture of me with my boys since they were four months old! YIKES! I need to fix that tonight.

You look wonderful in your photos and the boys feeding each other is so cute!

Nonnahs said...

Yay! The 365 thing has been such a joy to me- more than I ever thought it would be. Have fun with the 52 weeks...and maye you'll come over to the dark side someday! :)

gleek said...

i love seeing you every week! i'm glad you've joined on!

LauraC said...

Love the 44 words. Mine was definitely more than 44 today but seeing it in person? Heaven!

Also love that you are getting in front of the camera.

Krissy said...

Just wanted you to know that your post is up! :)

http://howdoyoudoit.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/readers-of-hdydi-meet-mamiereaders-of-hdydi-meet-mamie/

A million thanks!

Preeti said...

I love the "love" in the last picture. Your pictures are always so beautiful because of the emotions are seen through each of them.

Bon said...

these are gorgeous. and kudos on doing the challenge. i'm too anal to start three weeks in...it would offend my internal sense of right. but maybe next year. maybe if i put Shutter Sisters on my blogroll and thus learn to use my camera...

Claroux said...

I love this post! I am definitely guilty of always being the one behind the camera. I actually considered following suit and trying the 52 weeks thing myself. But I hate the way I look in most photographs and I know I wouldn't keep up. I guess I could do weekly belly shots but who really wants to see that anyway *smile* Thanks for sharing...I am looking forward to seeing you artsy and creative take on your weekly photo!