Monday, January 25, 2010


I take a lot of pictures.  Digital pictures.  Not always consistently, although I suspect that as I look through the year, I will find that I got more consistent for the most part.  The puzzle for me has been how to display them, for myself mostly, so I can see my progress.  And what makes up the scenes of my life.

I think I've stumbled upon a way. 

The photo a day craze, and the 365 project and on and on, have created a similar need for others.  Today I read a blog that linked to a photoshop template that I've looked at maybe a dozen times.  But today, something clicked. 

Today, which by the time you read this will really be yesterday, but I digress, I saw something different.  Just what I was looking for - a template that would let me select one photo from each day's worth of photos stored in the 2009 folder on my external hard drive.

I promised myself if there were no photos, I'd leave that day blank.  I wouldn't try to cover that most of my victims, er, models were golden retrievers who were usually dozing. And I wouldn't get all elaborate with embellishments, fonts and other things.  I didn't want this recap to become a drag.

Here's how it turned out:

I took photos 17 days out of 31.  6 of the 17 days the best photos were of the goldens.  Some days feature random shots, like the 28th.  On the 28th we went to 6 Feet Under, a local restaurant, across from a landmark cemetary as part of a fundraiser.

It's early going yet, but I think I like this little project.  There's a place I can order these as 12x12 or 8x8 prints and put in an album.  Which I think I will do as a reference.  No rush, though.  I can wait until I get several done to see how they turn out.  That's part of the fun of creating something isn't it?  Seeing how it turns out.

1 comment:

  1. OMG Molly, that is one of the coolest projects I've seen yet. Will you share the site where you got your template. I want to pass it on to my daughter.



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