Sunday, January 11, 2009

Show & Tell, January 11, 2009: What I Stole From Calliope

If you've been reading Calliope's blog , then you know that she has started a project called 365, where she takes a photograph of herself every day and posts it on a second blog that she has started. I completely loved the project when I read about it, and Calliope's photos are of course so gorgeous and creative and heartbreaking and real and magnificent that I check back in frequently. And since I read the following, I have been completely intrigued by, and slightly obsessed with, the idea of coming up with my own project:

If you are feeling like a challenge then I invite you to join me in your own version of 365. And let me know so I can validate your beautifulness and clever camera work!

After thinking and thinking and thinking, I finally came up with my own 365 project, and it is what I'm showing and telling today: a 365 project of my own. Over the last couple of years, I have been extremely neglectful of myself. So every day, I'm going to do something for myself, and to make sure I actually do it, and don't lose myself again amidst all of the other things I'm trying to accomplish, I'm going to document my journey every day. Since I pretty much put taking care of myself last on the list of things I need to take care of, it will be interesting to see where this takes me. Alas, my photos will never compare to Calliope's, but hopefully it will be an interesting journey nonetheless.

Want to see what everyone else is showing today? Visit Mel for the list.

12 comments:

Cassandra said...

Great idea! Good luck.

Just don't worry if you miss a day here or there. :)

Sam said...

good luck!! And it's not stealing, merely borrowing!! ;-)

Martha said...

This such a delightful idea and I so agree that it all begins with practicing kindness to ourselves, can be a challenge. Best to you on your journey. I can't find either my cable or camera on all 365 days, ah well.

Kristin said...

Good luck...that sounds like a fabulous idea.

Photogrl said...

Sounds like a great idea!

Good Luck!

In Due Time said...

Great idea!

We didn't realize what The Mummy did, either. Grandma said she would have skipped it. LOL

Thanks for stopping by.

Lori said...

With the best bloggy ideas, the givers and the receivers BOTH keep the gift.

Great idea. Off to take a peek.

Another Dreamer said...

Great idea, good luck with it!

WiseGuy said...

Well all the very best with your project. I am sure you will do good with it. In a few days from now, if you remain consistent, you will begin to appreciate how much good it is bringing you. :)

Have fun, Miss Red!

JamieD said...

I have never seen Calliope's 365 project - thanks for sharing!

I think it is an excellent idea. I'll be here cheering you on!

Anonymous said...

Yes, good idea and good luck! I'll have to think about this ... I'm trying to spread the wealth between crochet, playing with the boy and the web without succumbing to any one obsession :)q

Darla said...

Ha! That last anonymous bit was me ... silly new puter cut me off!