MY365: A Personal Project for 2014

At the end of 2013, I decided that I wanted to do my own 365 project.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this, it is quite simple.  I must take a photo every day of the year, for 365 days.  They could be photos of anything, just as long as it chronicles a part of my day.  I can use either my phone, or camera, but at least one has to be used every day.  Amazingly, this is the one thing I’ve been able to keep up with even while ill, as my cell phone or camera were never that far away.  Subjects to shoot have been challenging, as I didn’t want to have three weeks straight of photos of my cats and bird (since I did spend three weeks in bed, with them by my side).

I have loved what I’ve done so far, and I’m finding it both challenging and rewarding, and it has really pushed my boundaries as to what I envision photographing every day.  Are there quite a few of my animals – of course.  But it does get less as the weeks go by.  So, what I hope is at the end of every week, I will have a wrap up, which I will share here.  But to catch up, I’ll be posting all of January, February, and the first half of March on their own posts, just so I don’t have a ton of new posts coming in one week.

So, without any further ado, here is January!

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Happy Blogiversary!

Well, this month marked the one year anniversary of my blog.  I think my first year went okay.  Yes, just okay.  I could have blogged much more, posted much more, and just did more photography in general over the last year.  So, that’s my goal for this year, more shooting and more blogging.  Looking back, I didn’t even blog once a week, so that’s my goal this year – at least one blog a week, showing something new that I’ve photographed.

So, here goes!  Since I started off this whole adventure with a photo of one of my pets, I thought I’d celebrate the one year of this little blog with photos of my pets again.  I was working from home the other day, on account of the big storm that we got – I mean the tons of rain we got (sometimes the news makes a big deal of nothing…).  Sometime in the afternoon, Ritchie the cat and Taz the bird ended up in the office with me, and the sun started breaking through the clouds, shining into the room.  So I took this opportunity to take some photos of them.  Here are some of my faves!

Who do they think they are?!

We got a new chair for our living room over the holidays.  A Poang chair from Ikea.  It’s a great, comfy, and very economical chair, in a bright red fabric, with dark black/brown wood.   Its my husband’s relaxing chair.   Well, apparently what we didn’t realize is that we actually bought the cats a new chair/playgym.  They were up and on it before my husband even had a chance to sit and try it out; while he was taking all the packaging to the garage, they were checking out their new chair.  So, of course, we’ve had to load it up with pillows, so they can’t sit on it.  Ritchie started scratching at the sides of the cushion, to give it that wonderful slightly used kitty touch.  And their faces show it all while I was photographing them.  I should have shooed them off, but who can resist a great bright red background to shoot them with!

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