April 8, 2010

Hey, remember those diptychs?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a diptych. I’m feeling pretty blah about this here blog and spend most of my time at my photoblog or on Flickr these days. Apparently multitasking is not my forte. I get overwhelmed with all the places on the Internet I visit regularly and this here blog has suffered. Sometimes I think about taking it down altogether, but what if I want to come back? So, posting will continue to be sporadic until I figure out what I want to do with this site.

OK. Enough rambling. Here’s this week’s diptych: colors.

95/365 Colorful tulips

98/365 - Childhood Memories

March 8, 2010

Diptych #9 – Shapes

I almost wrote a regular non-diptych blog post this weekend. But I changed my mind. I think my blogging mojo has flown south for the winter, or transferred to my photo mojo. Someday soon I will write a blog post though, but right now my life is consumed by house-training a puppy, and do you really want to hear those details? Yeah. Didn’t think so.

Anyway, I digress. This week, Saj chose the word shapes for us. Here’s what she came up with, with a little help from my nephew Caden:

67/365 Shape Snake

And here’s mine. Guess who these belong to?

67/365 - Look What I Found in My Husband's Bag of Holding

Come back next week to see what word I choose for us. Who knows? Before next week’s installment, I might have a regular old post here. But don’t hold your breath.

February 23, 2010

Diptych #7 – Violet

Saj and I are in the last week of the ROYGBIV assignment for our diptych project. Violet is an elusive color, but Saj managed to find it on a familiar friend:

53/365 Buzz

And, oh look! Penny (our new puppy! – Matte said YES) has a violet-ish collar. How convenient!
53/365 New addition to the household

We’ll be back next week with who knows what. If you have suggestions for a diptych project, let me know in the comments.

January 12, 2010

Diptych from WI and CA

I must admit I stole this idea. But I told Finn I was stealing it. You know what they say about imitation being the highest form of flattery. If you haven’t seen Finn’s photos, go take a look – I’ll wait. See? She’s the shizz. (Are the kids still saying that?) When I saw the new diptych project she embarked upon with Ren, well, I knew just who to ask to join me – my sister-in-law Saj. She and I are both doing Project 365 this year and plan to will be taking one photo a day for the ENTIRE YEAR. I figured we can use all the direction and motivation we can get so I suggested to Saj we do the colors of the rainbow like Finn and Ren are.

Do you know how many red things there are in the world? Lots. I was just about to grab my cute little tomatoes off the counter when I spotted something red in a cabinet.

Here is the first diptych in a series of 52 (crosses fingers). Come back every Tuesday for more sparks of creativity.

Saj’s (great minds think alike):
11/365 Tomatoes

Day 11/365 - Red

Next week: orange.

January 5, 2010

I’ve made it FIVE whole days already!

Yay, me! Seriously though, this Project 365 has rekindled my love for photography, much like the way the 7 Days group does. Yeah, I know it’s only been five days and I might bet bored by day, oh…8, but for now I am enjoying it. Today I shot something I use every single day, but never though to take a photo of it. This project is already making me look at things differently.

This is the mug I use at work every day. Isn’t it cute? It’s one of the first gifts I ever got from Matte. Inside the mug is jasmine green tea – my absolute favorite. Good Earth makes the best, in my opinion. Sorry, Joe the Trader, this time you don’t win.

5/365 - Jasmine green tea