Prompted 365 (2011)


2 October: Guilty Pleasure
This is what happens when I leave bread out. Leonardo eats through the plastic to get just a few bites.

3 October: Faded

4 October: Down

5 October: Brown
I bought that bag for the trip we took to Vegas!

6 October: Creation

7 October: Purity

9 October: Hair

13 October: Problem
I can’t recall why I decided to take this picture for the day’s prompt…

14 October: Fantasy

16 October: Smart
Hiking in Las Vegas (more of that here). Smart footwear!

17 October: Give Up
This happened twice! You can see the rest of my Vegas photos at my Travel tag.

20 October: Wish
The Rangers were in the World Series! But yet again they were #2.

21 October: Mask
I had this mask after for a skit I did for a class. Creepy, isn’t it?

22 October: Forgetful
I memorize kanji well enough for quizzes, but after that I just can’t hold onto it.

23 October: Insanity
You know things that you really shouldn’t like but still do? These grocery store cookies are horrible, but I somehow can’t help but love them.

24 October: Vacation
Back from Las Vegas but still behind on laundry.

28 October: Progress
Our house is a constant work in progress. These branches in the vase are a new addition!

29 October: Fashion

30 October: Stamp

I fell way behind on my 365 project, but I did manage it finish right on time–December 31! Unfortunately, In the Wabe hasn’t been caught up. I don’t want to leave the project half-finished here, but I also don’t want to bore you with every picture, so from now on I’ll post my favorites from each month only. You will only have to deal with three more of these posts! Thanks everyone for sticking with me over this long year.

29 August: Mirror

30 August: Close
It actually was not a close game at all. Every time I have seen the Rangers they have been truly awful.

31 August: Art
My friend Asma is a beautiful work of art~ :)

2 September: Library

4 September: Note
Found this in my wallet!

8 September: Falling
I completely fall into every new project I take on, especially when it comes to embroidery.

9 September: Favorite
There is no denying it. Leonardo will always chose me over anyone else.

13 September: Reality
There’s no repairing my skin’s years of sun damage. I’ve thankfully now learned the importance of SPF 85.

15 September: Dull

17 September: “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

19 September: Missing

26 September: Circle

30 September: Sensitive
Leonardo is pretty calm, as long as you don’t even think about touching his tail.

I have really let this project slide, both here at Wobby and on Flickr. I took a hiatus (or two) because my schedule became really demanding both mentally and physically. This 365 is so much more difficult than I ever imagined. I’ve come out with some photos that I really like, but interpreting prompts, finding time (and light) to take a photo, working towards a good photo, and editing takes a lot out of me. I am exhausted.

But December 31 marks the end! Overall I’m grateful I did this project, but I am more than ready for it to be over. I’d rather transfer that energy to projects I can stay excited about; forcing myself to take a photo every day made me kind of resent picking up my camera at all. That definitely wasn’t what I was looking for when beginning this, but I’ll be proud of myself when it’s over and excited to expand my photography in another way.

I am trying to go out on a positive note so need to share my photos with you again. I will be jumping around and showing you only my favorites rather than every image, so I should be able to catch up pretty quickly.

11 August: Stretch

15 August: Beautiful
Working in my favorite shopping center is not good for my wallet. I had an early lunch and wasn’t hungry so headed to Banana Republic to check out their new Mad Men line. I fell in love and returned to my shift with beautiful white lace and an empty stomach.

16 August: Stripes

17 August: Open
Joseph refuses to open these! He interrupted me in the shower so that I could open this while he hid in another room.

18 August: Waiting
I waited and searched and waited for months until finding the perfect chair for my office.

20 August: Tea

21 August: Foreign
My Italian kitty! He even has a little passport.

23 August: Cozy
Leonardo loves the new chair as well.

24 August: Nest

26 August: Layers

I’m struggling with my school and work schedules, so I apologize my blog has fallen behind! I need to habitually set aside time for my dear Wobby.
I’ve been falling behind on my Prompted 365 project for a couple months, and I have to admit recently hardly any of my photos have been taken on the actual day they were supposed to! I just can’t find the time, but I’m committed to this project and won’t be giving it up this so along.

1 August: Money

2 August: Permanent
Some little bird deemed our tree worthy for their nest! I am strangely honored.

3 August: Familiar
Our buddy Lazar Wolf a few new decorations in his home, including a waterfall and fake plants (he moved the purple one himself, which is why you can see the weight sticking out of the gravel).

4 August: End

5 August: Sharp

6 August: Far
My new planner traveled all the way from South Korea!

8 August: Soft

9 August: Clean
A few new bowls, straight from the dishwasher. I picked these up at Anthropologie for less than $4 and really love them! They’re the perfect size for snacks and fit perfectly into my mismatched cupboard (I have a penchant for dishes).

10 August: Key

21 July: Sunlight

23 July: Annoying
I at first wasn’t sure how to feel about my birthday falling on the prompt “annoying.” Is that a serendipitous hit on my personality? I realized shortly, though, that it’s pretty fitting. I am incredibly annoying on my birthday. I use my “Birthday Week” to get out of doing anything I don’t want and also celebrate my Birthday Eve and Birthday Boxing Day. I don’t think it’s as self-centered as I make it sound here–I wish everyone would celebrate their birthdays just as much! It’s a fun day.
Oh and the gifts featured above, because I know you’re curious: an ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer, a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream recipe book, and diamond earrings (disguised in the large central box). And yes, that’s Leonardo you spot in the back eyeing my presents.

25 July: Forever
I go through phases of wearing my grandmother’s old wedding ring. It pains me to see a symbol of so many happy years of marriage hidden in a closet, so I pull it out. The ring is a size 4 and doesn’t fit anyone else I know, so my grandmother gave it to me when I got married. It has no use for her since she’s remarried, so I consider it my duty to keep it alive.

26 July: Spiral

27 July: “Can you hear me?”
The universe makes me so small.

29 July: Robot
Magical, wonderful machine.

30 July: Fur
I like that this week’s pictures features gifts from each of my grandmothers: this vintage coat was given to me many years ago by my paternal grandmother.

31 July: Yellow
I haven’t mentioned my Anthropologie obsession here. It’s bad.

My favorite photo from this week was “sunlight.” What about yours?