Feeling uninspired today, but I still persuaded myself to go out for a walk around the local rec. It’s surprising just how many padlocks there are when you look… you seen one, then another, and another… Though it’s the rusty metal textures that appeal to me here.
day 14/100 — #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera – #the100dayproject
I don’t know what I’ve done, but my right arm and shoulder are particularly painful at the moment and painkillers aren’t helping. That, combined with yet another grey day, rather dampened my enthusiasm for wandering the streets today. I still got the camera out though and took this pic of the pattern on another of our garden owls.
day 10/100 — #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera – #the100dayproject
It well and truly is April. If we don’t start getting some spring sunshine to go with the April showers soon then I may well have to rethink the challenge. The idea was to give me a reason to get out of the house, if only for a short time, each day. But it is almost making it harder: now it’s not just “leave the house”, it’s “leave the house and find something that isn’t going to look miserable in this horrid grey light”.
Now, I happen to like today’s photo. I love textures and details and decay and there’s a lot of that in this image, along with those tiny sprigs of green poking out. But the only other photo I took was this:
It’s not just grey, it’s uniformly grey. Solid cloud cover. No texture. No variation. The only reason I included the top of the tree was to prove that I hadn’t just photographed a sheet of grey card. And the forecast for the next week seems to be filled with more of the same: “mostly cloudy” and “overcast”.
So I’m pondering how I can change this into something I will enjoy doing every day. I’m definitely happy to have picked up a camera again for something other than photographing my cards and art for my other blog. And it’s good to have woken this blog up again (and yes, I will do ratty updates). But I need to stop this challenge becoming just another thing on the todo list…
day 7/100 — #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera – #the100dayproject
I didn’t give up immediately and I wasn’t even put off by the weather. I did try to time going out to avoid the worst of the showers, but the nature of April weather in England meant it was almost inevitable that I would get caught in one. Which I did. I can’t really complain though — I wouldn’t have caught these raindrops in a puddle otherwise.
day 2/100 — #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera – #the100dayproject
While idly catching up with my blog feeds the other day I came across a mention of the 100 day project. It’s now in its fifth year, but somehow it has completely passed me by.
I did think about joining in, but, with only a couple of days to go before the start date, I was hard pushed to come up with a project that fitted the brief. I am very eclectic when it comes to my art: I love to try different things and different styles and the idea of committing to one thing every day for one hundred days seemed like a losing prospect. The 30 day colouring challenges are enough of a commitment.
So, nice idea I thought, but no, I’ll give it a pass this time. And anyway, I don’t need another excuse to not leave the house…
Brain: Why not make it one hundred days of leaving the house?
Me: That’s not an art project.
Brain: It could be.
Brain: It could be if you took your camera out with you.
Brain: You know, the actual camera, not the one on your phone.
Brain: You’d only have to take one photo.
Brain: And if you’re feeling ill or the weather’s awful, you could just step outside the door, that would count.
And that’s how I seem to have decided to do #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera in the almost certain knowledge that it will not happen every day, but I’ll give it a go. At least I did manage to get out on day one 🙂
day 1/100 — #100daysofleavingthehousewithacamera – #the100dayproject