well I’ve been a major slacker… maybe this monday with reboot my desire to do my photo project again. we shall see
I think I kept true to my idea of not having background TV today. I did watch a documentary called “The Woodmans” about Francesca Woodman. It is about an amazing photographer. and her family. At one point it says how she knew what her voice was and what she wanted to say with her work. I wish I was so lucky. or maybe not. I’m not sure yet. But I know it has left me feeling very melancholy Which usually means I will be thinking a lot in the next few days. I’ll post if something real and truthful comes to the surface. Maybe it is just the day. and the way the day went I wouldn’t be surprised. That is all I can produce with my vocabulary at this moment.
today has been a super productive day!!! (yay me!!) I have completely re-organized my work space. Alas I had to move all the stuff for one of my many crafting endeavors to more permanent storage due to space constraints; but since I have three baby blankets that need to be created in the next three months I’m sure I won’t miss my sewing stuff too much.
I read an article yesterday but was way too lazy to share it on here; but it was the 9 Daily Habits That Make you Happier. One of them was to turn of “background” TV. I am one of the biggest offenders I know of this habit and I think in this new year I am going to try and stop. Where my actual computer is (not just my phone) faces so I end up looking out a window; I figure if I force myself to sit in front of it more I might actually accomplish more (or just end up watching more netflix which is fine with me) I’ll report back later as to how this new years non-resolution goes. and to learn about the other 8 daily habits check out the article here.
I think that’s all to report on at this time. Oh, I guess I should mention that I’m actually on my laptop at this point in time. Which is something that rarely happens. and I got to use my computer’s camera. and I have to say in the 4 years of owning this thing; what you are seeing is the first picture I have ever taken with it.
Last night I did something I haven’t done in 8 years… I went on a night out without having a cigarette. It’s been a hangover kind of day… Which means I got a good bit of my baby blanket done.
That’s all I got right now.
At the barrel. It’s $5 martini time. This day is lucky it got a photo.
I missed my daily photo yesterday. I was making hummus and hanging out with my best friend. I hope the universe will forgive me for that. I will do two today just to make up for it. I think the universe will forgive me. It might have even presented me with that opportunity. When I was younger I did not have a social life. I had very few friends and the ones I did I mostly only saw when I was doing the activity that we did together. Whether it was orchestra or marching band or dance or tennis or indoor guard I didn’t see the people I considered friends outside of those things. I tend to look back on those times with a twinge of sadness; I remember how alone I felt. And now finding a best friend who gets me on many levels; who has the same kind of humor as me. Well that is a joy like I’ve never had. I would like to thank the universe for that joy. I would also like to thank the universe for hummus; especially the hummus I made last night. It is truly delicious.
Day two: obviously not much change in my hair (except for the headband… The weather has decided to be ‘normal’ which means that it actually feels like January outside. This is a major change from last winter which I have taken to calling “the year when autumn stuck around until spring”)
Happy New Year! I have this feeling that 2013 is going to be an amazing year. Without people doing anything this year is going to change things… I can just feel it. Can you feel the energy too? Anyway, I’m going to try and ride this wave of energy by making and keeping a resolution. In 2013; I’m quitting smoking… Yep; I’m saying good by to my beloved cancer sticks… We’ve had a good run; but to be honest… I’ve outgrown our friendship. So I’m saying goodbye.
I also have a new project for 2013. Its a two parter and really by reading this you are participating in (or at least giving some form of conscience recognition to) one part. A photo a day of myself. It started out as a “grow my hair out” project… And I thought one way to keep myself motivated was to take a pic of myself everyday… That and actually trying to go to the hairdresser’s every 6-8 weeks instead of just forgetting her number (like I’ve done in the past) will keep me from wanting to chop it again in like say; June. This project at one point in time did include a 35mm camera so I could not over analyze each photo; but two Pentax cameras with stuck shutters has led me down a different path; while I will be doing the hair project with my iPhone. I am also going to be working with film in the form of (currently) a blackbird, fly camera which is a 35mm twin lens reflex camera. When the photos get developed if any of them don’t come out all black I’ll scan and post them. So now my 2013 plans are out there. I guess I have to stick to them now; don’t I?