Yes. I already wrote my post for the New Year. It was fabulous. Did you miss it? Well, go the hell back and read it. It was all about love with nice stories, sexy music and of course, the joy that is my life.
Now, I am involving myself in the “Focus 52” project, where we creative types will be taking photos, blogging, showing off our goods (no, not like that…perverts) in a collective effort to post our stuff at least once a week, every week, for a year.
I am a commitment phobe. Don’t believe this? Ask my three husbands. Yeah. It’s like that.
However, I truly feel I can devote myself to this project. I watched my girl Janice do her 365 day project, where every. single. day. she took another photograph and uploaded it, blogged about it and she really moved me with her work. It inspired me and now that she is sponsoring the less taxing Focus 52 project, well, this is something that I feel I can do…especially with her at the helm.
I recently started taking pictures. Not great pictures, but pictures of moments that make me say…wow, I would love to write about that moment. So, with camera in hand…I grab the moment. I’m not a professional photographer by any means. My experience goes as far as in the mirror pics of myself for Facebook or boobie shots on my phone that I text to my husband. But, for the purpose of just grabbing the moment, my skills of point and click are good enough. I just want to capture enough of the moment for me to take it home and write about it. My focus will now be on exactly that…capturing moments in photos and then, talking about that particular moment in time. What it meant. What I was feeling. The circumstances surrounding it.
This project will not only give me the opportunity to commit to my writing once again, but allow me to branch out just the tiniest bit into another creative outlet. You don’t have to be good at something to love what you do. (See: President George Bush).
Here is my first photo (click to enlarge):
This photo was taken New Years Eve, 2010. It was taken from the balcony of our hotel room overlooking the Gulf Beaches in Treasure Island, Florida. A better photographer would have known to center this bitch, as the sun usually doesn’t lay lazily to the right. At this particular moment, I was thinking…this is the last sunset of the year. When the sun sets…it will give way to a new year, a new start.
A new beginning.
I think I am going to like being a part of this project.