On the 9th of October, 2009 this is what I looked like early this morning, as I was standing outside waiting for my dog to do his thing. It’s the third shot of my 365 project, which is something I’ve wanted to do for ages but always found reasons to put off. Things like “I’ve only got a point and click” or “I’m too busy” or “A photo everyday? I’ll never do it”

But then Sibling’s boyfriend let me borrow his old SLR (a pretty sweet Canon 350D) and with things being all messed up lately I’ve decided to take on a new attitude.

The kind where I stop making excuses and actually commit myself to something. The kind where I act on fun impulses and do the spontaneous. The kind where for now? I do what I want to do.

So far this has been quite an interesting way to think, and has produced some pretty awesome results. I drove 20 minutes in the wrong direction to see a cute boy who brought me a hot chocolate and was perfectly charming. I called The Boy on a whim and for ten minutes things felt almost normal. A danced around in pretty heels with a pink cocktail in hand with people I hadn’t met before, and probably won’t meet again, and last night I got taken out to a gorgeous restaurant in the Chancery with two friends who made me happy.

So, no more excuses. I decided to stop just thinking about it, and do it. And I like the 365 project. There are lots of different versions of it out there, but I joined the 365days flickr group.

The idea is that you take one self-portrait a day, with the intention of improving your photo taking skills. You work with the same subject everyday (yourself, so you can’t moan about not having a subject, and it also provides some consistency) and actually? Taking on photo a day isn’t as difficult as I thought it would be.

I do worry about the days where there isn’t a machine with an Internet connection handy, but let’s be honest. Those days a few and far between (me and the Internet are tight, see).

So yes. I’m doing a 365 day project. Fingers crossed I can get to day 365. 🙂 Wish me luck!

6th of October 2009 to 5th October 2010. 365 down. 0 to go.

365 – Elly Rarg
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Past Months: October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September.