When Maggie was born, I began the Maggie-A-Day project.
The concept is simple:
Every day, take a photo of Maggie.
Every day, post a photo of Maggie to my Flickr stream.
Here is today’s photo:
Here at the Big Bad Blog, we are trying to figure out what to make of this.
Is this a rousing success? That I’m still posting photos of Maggie nearly every day, eighteen months later?
Or does the fact that there are four months – over 120 days – between today’s date and the most recent Maggie-A-Day photograph constitute an embarrassing failure?
I choose the former; this is a project for which the delivery schedule is unimportant. It is creating a slideshow of beautiful moments from my daughter’s life, to look back on whenever I want a fit of nostalgia (or when she does). And the latter leaves me abandoning the project after documenting little over the first year of her life.
But I do need to remind myself of that; it is a qualified success. And it neither looks nor feels like a good omen for my creative reset. Things have been moving however. In the last half of April I have:
- Bought a new lens – nothing brings out the urge to play with my camera like new kit.
- Enrolled in the Photocritic Photography School
- Decided on my May “planned photograph” – Karen needs professional (or indistinguishable-from-professional-amateur) photos of herself for her business
All in all, a good start — I’m set for the first full month of my creative reset in May. I have a course to learn from, and a photograph to take.
And, of course, another month of daily Maggie sightings.