Monday, April 28, 2008

Day 119 - Monday 28th April

Find a quote that expresses how you feel after 119 days of taking self portraits!

My quote is:

“When you try something new, you have little to lose and much to gain”

I found this quote on the internet on a women’s meditation site and I love it. I think it really sums up how I feel about this challenge. Before I started this 365 project, I had never done a scrapbook layout and although I had a camera which I used frequently, it was only a point and shoot camera and didn’t take particularly good photos (although this could be the user and not the camera). Now I have a DSLR camera which, although I use on automatic modes a lot, I certainly think about what I am photographing in a different way to try and get the best shot.

I now quite enjoy scrapbooking and am up to date with my layouts. I am not brilliant at it but they are passable. I really enjoy the journaling side of the project as it really makes me think about the prompts and I think it has helped me understand myself. I have made my own books to keep everything in which I hope Zoë will enjoy reading in years to come.

The best thing is the friendship I have found on UK Scrappers and without starting this challenge I would never have got to know such wonderful ladies. They are all very different but are all so supportive and a total inspiration to me. We have really bonded and are a great team. I would love to meet up with them at the end of the year.

I certainly have gained lots from this challenge.

5 comments:

Kay said...

Claire this is wonderful. I'd love to meet uo with everyone on here too! I know Shirley is up for that aswell. We must sort it out. At least I we three can meet in august when we come to your neck of the woods.

knitkath said...

That was a pleasure to read Claire! A meeting would be really good too!

willowthewysp said...

What a lovely and very apt quote! I too am learning to *use* my camera properly...mainly auto modes likes you, but i think more!
I so agree with you on the friendship that we have all formed and it is a must that we all meet up somehow at the end of the year:)

Shirley said...

Beautiful quote Claire and lovely journalling. A end of year meet would be lovely.
365 thread is something special on UKS :)

Mary B said...

Brilliant Claire lovely journaling and I like your book cover.