This week consisted of graffiti spotting, constant summer construction,
painting strange creatures, vegan diner food, coffee cups as big as my head,
and city lights. It's also week 26, which means I'm officially half-way
through this little project. Yay me!
The other day I went out for a long walk around the city. Nevermind that it
was one of the hottest days of the year! My first stop was The Paper Place,
which is such a fun store! I could easily spend hundreds of dollars in that
store on notebooks, paper, books and pretty little paper treats. I restrained
myself and left with a set of 3 beautiful notebooks.
Here are a few photos I snapped on my way.
Week 25 means that I'm almost half-way through this project! I'm actually pretty
proud of myself for sticking with it this whole time. Anyone who's done any kind
of 365 project knows that it's really hard to keep it in your head for an entire
year. Even though I'm only (not quite) half-way through, I have noticed a few
- Daily creativity (even just a tiny teensy bit) feels good
- Taking photos is more of a habit now
- I'm less camera shy (behind and in front of the camera)
- My photos are getting better--or at least I think so!
Are any of you working on a 365 project? Would you like to start one? You know,
it doesn't have to be January 1st to start!
Lately I've feeling that I don't have a lot of creativity. Just this past
week or so and it's been very frustrating. So yesterday, even though it was 42C (107F)
outside, I decided to go for a walk. I took my camera with me and 2 hours later I
came home feeling sweaty but much better. While I was out, I also picked up a much needed new
sketchbook and 3 adorable notebooks. Now I have all these blank pages to fill!
Does anybody ever get anxious about the first thing they draw in a new sketchbook
or write in a new notebook? I do. I remember when I was younger I used to rip
out the first few things I drew because I never thought it was good enough to be the
first page. If you look at my old sketchbooks, you can see that the first few
pages are gone. What a weirdo, right?
I'll work on my first drawing in the new book today. And I'll try my best not
to tear it out!
On my walk I also took about 100 photos. Those will be in an upcoming post.