My calendar is officially done! You can check it out here in my redbubble shop. I’m much happier with the result than I thought I’d be ^-^
I’ve been taking my calendar photos every month, but putting off posting (obviously) 😦 There’s really no reason for it, I’m just a horrible procrastinator and photo-chooser. To be honest there are a couple I’m not fond of at all.. partly because I’ve been staring at them for so long, and because most months were forced due to total lack of inspiration (and time off work). So without further ado, here is the last of my project photos!
November and March are my least favourite over all; whereas, February and December are the two I’m most proud of. One because it fuels my heart and the other, my need for nostalgia. I’m both sad and happy that my project is finished. I chose to do it in order to challenge myself and some months that’s more than what it was… but in the end I’m glad I did it and I think I can be proud of the result!
I also realized today that I never posted January’s photo! I completely forgot! So here it is — the final (and first) piece…
You’ll be able to find the calendar in my redbubble shop very soon!!
Finally! I meant to have these up hours ago!
These are both a little green. You may have noticed that I love nature photos… but I did try not to repeat the same pattern every month. I thought Spring and Summer would be easy, but after a while every leaf (branch, cloud, garden gnome.. etc) starts to look the same, even if they are drastically different in reality. Anyway, here they are…
June – Lady bug
I definitely prefer June out of the two. I got a lot of photos in July, but most of the time I was experimenting and not really liking what I was coming up with. I like this one, but I wish I could have gotten a good picture of the blue jay I was stalking that day… oh well!
It took me until today to pick my April photo, and it was one I almost overlooked. I have mentioned once (or twice) that I like to point my camera at the sun and see what I get. Well that’s what I did, and this is what I got…
I actually got a few robin photos that day, but they didn’t really turn out so I will be trying again and again this summer! That’s why it took me so long to decide. I couldn’t commit to one of them, but had a hard time letting them go.
As for May… well, Shea and I went to Toronto to see ONE OK ROCK (ugh, so good!) and went for a short photo walk the next day. Oddly enough, the photos that kept popping out at me are not obvious Toronto shots — but that’s ok with me. It rained off and on throughout our trip, so I was blessed to find these raindrop covered shrubs outside the Allan Gardens Conservatory.
The March photo was a tough one for me — not because I lacked inspiration, but because I had to choose between two completely opposite concepts. One featured a giant cat made of snow and the other, a lucky charm. I have decided to go with the charm. And here it is…
My original plan for February had something to do with snow and love, but an image popped into my head one day and I knew I had to make it happen. February started with sadness and I wanted to do something in Ollie’s memory. I posted one picture on my personal facebook page last night and it seems that people understood what I was trying to say. That was just one ribbon — in total there were five. This is what it looked like…
I actually pictured all blue ribbons, but then decided to put some pink in there too.
This is for Oliver, Troy and all other little ones who have left us too soon.
All month I have been toying with the idea of doing a calendar project inspired by my favourite variety show (Sekai no Hate Made ItteQ!), in which they take a photo every month for a calendar they sell at the end of the year. I won’t be going on adventures all over the world like they do, but I like the basic idea. Of course I couldn’t make up my mind until today, so I have basically missed out on January… but I’ll still head out in the dark and try to top my favourite winter shot (Frosted Tips). Now off I go — hopefully this works out!