True confession: I’m a chronic project-taker-onner, (it’s a word, I promise), and there’s nothing more inviting to me than the start of the new year for the start, renewal, and resurrection of a good project. I’ve done a ton of 365 projects – enough that I hardly think about shooting daily, it’s just become a habit. I’ve tackled #100days projects, both successfully and with wonderfully miserable failure. I’ve gone for summer projects and winter projects, phone and big camera, lettering, exercise, eating, you name it, I’ve probably at least given it a go. It’s very much just a part of who I am, and I’ve accepted that.
And now 2021 is actually within our sights. I intend on continuing my 365 shooting.
I have plans for something new for my photo business that I’m super excited about, exploring some of folks’ most special places (Deborah’s recent post struck SUCH a note for me in this way!).
I was given a really simple daily art practice book for my birthday that I’ve been waiting to kick off in the new year. It’s called One Color a Day by Courtney Cerruti, and I’ve got a new set of watercolors and brushes headed my way in preparation!
This last one is a bigger mystery for me than the others. I would love to try to shoot a roll of film a week for the whole year. I’m not a complete stranger to film, but it’s definitely existed more as a whim sort of thing for me in recent years. But, as has been noted often here in these pages, there’s something magical about film that simply doesn’t exist in digital photography. At the moment, one of its joys for me is that it’s a time capsule – I often go WAY too long before getting things developed and so uncover all sorts of forgotten moments. I want to explore with it, to dream, imagine and give a little bit of that extra magic to our daily lives.
Whew. Too much? Maybe, but I just have to try. How about you? Are you a project-holic like I am? What are you looking to see in the new year? I’d love to hear all about it!
All the best,