Thursday, January 27, 2011

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

The 52 Week Project continues...

When you photograph a face, you photograph the soul behind it...
-Jean Luc Godard

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style. 
 ~Author Unknown

52WP is proving to be more of a challenge than I expected.  I was surprised when I realized that placing a self portrait in a photo pool with other wonderful photographers is quite daunting.  Oh my, did my inner critical voice become active with self doubt statements...."you are not_______ or you can't __________
So I find I must stop, breathe and step out with courage and gentleness to self.  I am a beginner, I am learning, it is the journey not perfection.

And so I shall continue and honor My One Little Word...


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A fresh new look...

It's time for change

Hope you enjoy the {View}

My daughter was sweet enough to create the blog design for me.
Want to see a little more of Cristina's design style?  Just visit her website which will direct you to her beautiful blog, which has been featured in "Artful Blogger" and her sweet etsy shops.


One Little Word update

It is amazing how once I put my one little word out to the universie it seems to have shown up in so many areas of my daily life and how it seems to be leading my creative direction.

Many bloggers like to participate in the 365 photo challenge but I knew that this was not for me. I knew I would fail.  However, I just stumbled upon "52 Weeks Project" and I have choosen to hop on board and play along. 

This little project will force/encourage me to get my tripod out of the garage and read my camera manual on how to take a self portrait using the camera timer...
I am looking forward to this new learning adventure and am sure I will have a good laugh at the end of 52 weeks.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the "snapshots" of your life.
A little secret, the little girl on the swing in my blog header is me  

Friday, January 7, 2011

One little word...

1:  a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera
2:  an impression or view of something brief or transitory

Like many, I have participated with Ali Edward's "One Little Word" for several years.  Choosing a word this year required some thought and was not immediately obvious to me.  But one word seemed to continually come to me even after I had rejected it several times, thinking it not profound enough.  Finally I stopped pushing and was quiet and listened...One Little Word: SNAPSHOT

My {View}
January 01, 2011

At the end of January I will begin Karen Russel's "The Photographer's Workshop".  I met Karen while in Mykonos and had an opportunity to be one of her students for a day.  I fell in love with her teaching style but knew I needed more and needed a longer period of time to learn.  So watch out world the time has come for Catherine, yes me, to take my camera off of auto.  I heard someone say that she is an excellent scrapbooker and now she also wants excellent photos for her pages.  That so expresses how I feel...

How about you?  Do you have one little word for 2011 and what are your plans to incorporate and keep it present in your busy lives?  Would luv to hear your thoughts.

Here's to an amazing 2011 filled with creativity.