Sunday, January 20, 2013

52 Weeks Projects

I love photography and love taking photos, but that is hard to tell by looking at the amount of photos I took and uploaded last year. My current job is very stressful and I spend a lot of time working nights and weekends. On top of that, I have a lot of sick family members and a few that passed away last year. To sum it up, last year was a horrible, horrible year for me. I stopped taking photos, I can't remember the last time I sketched anything, I stopped reading, I failed to meet my reading goal for last year and I have not even touched my crochet needle in a very long time.

I want this year to be a much brighter year. I need to make time to do things that I like, love or bring joy to my life. I would have liked to participate in the 365 project, but I think that is too much for me right now. So I'm doing the 52 week project.

Anyone can do the 52 week project. The project can be started at any time of the year. You don't have to start it at the beginning of the year. You just have to keep at it for 52 weeks. It is meant as a way to get better at your particular craft, stir your creative juices and to join in with others who are doing the same thing. While doing a sketch a week would be an easier choice, I chose to take and upload a photo once a week.

Below is the photo I took for week one. I actually, I forgot about the project and had to upload the only photo I took that week.

Red Memories (week 1)

My aunt's birthday was the second day of the year. She passed away last year. I usually makes cupcakes for her on her birthday, so this year I bought her favorite kind in her honor and said a little prayer.

So today starts week four. I took photos for week two and week three. I just haven't had the time to choose the best ones and upload them. Maybe I'll do it in the next couple of days.