Saturday, January 02, 2010

365 project for 2009

For 314 days, I picked up the camera and fired off a shot of Kylie as part of my 365 project. I think I'm a better photographer for it. I think I'm a better Photoshop user. There were some days when picking up the camera seemed like a chore and I only shot a couple of pictures. There were days filled with beautiful light when I would take close to 100 pictures and then get to pick which one was "best". I'm so very grateful that I decided to do the project. I think I captured some really memorable moments of Kylie's life. Now I get to decide if I'm going to do it again for 2010.

Here are the 314 pictures along with some favorite quotes from the year:

In picturing the subject, you are also picturing a part of yourself. Rick Sammon

Design Less Think More. Ellen Lipton

It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones. Jean Webster

The good mother is a great artist ever creating beauty out of chaos. Alice Randall

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Julia Child

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Frank Lloyd Wright


Louise said...

What a fabulous review of the Kylie's year! You are such a creative person!

I really don't comment as often as I should but I read your blog every day and thoroughly enjoy your bright and cheery perspective. This is truly a gem that your family will cherish for the years and years. Thank-you for sharing it.

I also have a creative favor that I'm hoping you can grant a stranger...I'm a high school teacher and I have been trying forever to find the name of the font that you have on your header. It is white block letters that look colored in. I'm branching out in to creating some Keynote/PowerPoint presentations and I think that is just the font that I need!

Thanks again, and happy new year!

Wendy and Karen said...

Hi Louise:
The font is Sketch Block and can be found free at

Hope that helps and Happy New Year!

Louise said...

Thank-you so so much for the font info! I used it on a chalkboard background so it looked like I had written it in chalk! Worked like a charm and my students (17 years old) were extremely impressed!

Thank-you again for helping my out and for your blog which is the bright spot at the end of my day. I just ordered a couple of books for you from your wish list on Amazon. Hope it is okay!

Cara said...

I agree you are very talented and creative. You have inspired me to try the daily photo challenge this year. One of my new year's resolutions is to get the camera off the automatic setting. Happy New Year!