Friday, 3 January 2014

Weekly sample projects – what next?

Wow, I've now completed SEVEN YEARS of weekly samples! Impressive, or worrying? OK, I admit it, I'm addicted. I’ve tried to stop, but I just can’t cope. 
Mostly I've used diaries with an image for each week, and stuck the samples in - Rothko and Van Gogh diaries, and two Earth From the Air. I've also chosen an image from the newspaper each week, or selected from a photo per day book.

They've all been challenging, sometimes very tough to keep going. Great to look back through though, a wonderful resource when I'm feeling stuck.
But now I'm sharing them online, there's an extra problem - I can't/won't show other people's photos without permission, so you can't see what's inspired my samples. And as they’re not works of art in themselves, they become quite meaningless little fragments despite my attempts to explain.         
So I think for 2014 it's going to have to be my own photos... I'm just not sure yet how I'll decide what to photograph, and what format the samples will take - postcards or book or what? It is better with some "rules" - less time wasted agonising over choices and also prising me out of my comfort zone occasionally.
What I have decided though, is that they'll appear on my Facebook page not my blog. I hope the few of you who've followed the project here (thank you!) will join me over at - it's a lot more lively there!
Better make my mind up soon, as this week is not only 2013/53 it's also 2014/01…

1 comment:

Emma said...

Goodness, sorry I'm late, what a fabulous idea (using your images) I'll head over there right now to catch up........ ;)