Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Creative Journey

So, as I mentioned in my last post, I want to try and focus on something creative..an on-going project. There are a lot of different ideas out there. I thought and thought about it...and remember that whole commitment thing I mentioned before? Yeah, I was kind of having a hard time committing to one idea. SO I've decided to take my own creative journey this year. No limits, no boundaries, no rules...no commitment other than to have a completed project by the end of the year. To the right I've listed a few different blogs with creative prompts. I plan on using these as a starting point each day...basically to pick whatever may be most inspiring me at the moment. Sometimes it may be paper, sometimes just words or a picture. What ever I feel like will help me tell my story. And if these don't work, then I'll just think of something myself. If you know of any other great blogs/challenges please let me know and I will add them to my list. I'm especially interested in photo prompts. I've created a new blog for my 2008 photo a day project. This one is going to be tough for me to keep up with, but I'm honestly going to try. I'm not planning on doing self portraits too often #1 because I suck at it. #2 Because I think that I am somewhat boring. #3 Because I don't wanna be like everyone else :P (J/K!) #4 because there's lots of other stories to be told.
The book~ The book is what I plan on putting my daily/weekly projects in. It's made of 2 pieces of 5x7 cardboard covered in paper from Scenic Route and 7 Gypsies and held together with book rings. The front says: '08 Paper, Pictures, Words. Oh! And I've also purchased a new photo printer so I can print at home to keep up with myself. If I had to wait for Costco or Snapfish I'd never do it.
So, we'll see how this goes. Anyone else doing something like this? Oh, I just remembered...I need to pick my word for 08!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!


camport said...

Gotta go look through your list of creative websites! There are so many 365 projects going I don't know which to do either!! Maybe I'll do like you and compile them all and just pick and chose.

I really want to do a photo with me in it every day. Just because. Vain? Maybe! But I still wanna do it. :)

Can't wait to see how you do with maintaining. I've been so so with the Daily Somethings and every time I think, "Ok, I'm gonna stop now," I think about how cool the finished project will be!

I'll hold you accountable, if you hold me to it, too! And Melissa that goes for you too. ;)


nicole said...

Oh I so need to get my *stuff* together :)
Having a blog for the photos is an great idea - I was just going to do flickr - but now I might have to do this!!
Also still trying to decide how to put my photos together in physical form as well....your cover looks awesome!!!
Looking forward to seeing your photos throughout the year :)

Melissa said...

LOVE that journal...
Here to hold you accountable, and of course I'll keep on Chissy too :)

And, part of our creative journey will be meeting each other :) Think of the pictures we'll take...

Jude said...

Love the journal cover!! I can;t wait to see what you do with it this year. You will love being able to print at home too... I know I do! I am going to put forth a challenge on my blog for the year, a little scaled back version of the 365 photos thing... come check it out! :)

Anonymous said...

Did you know your photo journal blog does not allow anonymous comments?

Ronda P. said...

Love the idea behind the creative journey & the journal. Looks to me you founds some good words already: Journey, Creative, Pictures, Words

Kimberly White said...

Thankyou so much for your post. I've been feeling soooo overwhelmed by all the creativity out there. There is just so much good stuff to look at, be inspired by, try ... and I must be nesting because I just want to jump in and clean and organize my house, and create and read and I'm running out of time - because this baby makes me go to bed early ( I should be there right now) So thank you. Thank you. Big sigh. Thank you! Love Kim