Tuesday, January 5, 2010

365: Light (1-5)

My friend Chris, from Life...or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof, has graciously invited me to play along with his year long photo commitment (if you haven't been to visit him you really need to, his blog is everything that mine is not.  It's fantastic.  His pictures are inspiring and beautiful, and his words are as well, plus he has a great sense of humor).  Project 365 is 365 pictures shot one per day over the next 365 days, posting your collection of  pictures once a week on your blog.  If that's not commitment I don't know what is.

I feel a bit like Gretel today. Looking down an unknown path with a pocket full of crumbs, but I don't know yet what the crumbs will look like. I don't know what course the path will take, or what it will have in store.  Will there be sadness?  Will there be joys?  Will I find the inspiration to keep me on my way?
I am embarking on this journey with the hopes of creating a trail that will enable my children to find their way back home when they are grown.  To see the path where they started and hopefully to bring back treasured memories.  Whatever is ahead I will see it through to the end.
So here are the first few crumbs, if you'd like to follow them one by one you'll find me at the end.

A Week Of Light

December 31, Day 0:  Light can transform the simplest objects into shining, brilliant celebrations.

Jan. 1, Day 1: Through the darkness, there is always light to be found.

Jan. 2, Day 2:  Light can be playful and full of fun.  Turning up rainbows in unexpected places.

Jan. 3, Day 3:  There's never a dull moment when there's a Sunbeam around.

Jan. 4, Day 4:  Highlights are what make the week worth trudging through. 

Jan. 5, Day 5: Light can inspire.

Without it we are left wandering, lost in a state of unknowing.  Light gives us purpose; fills us with strength, warmth, comfort and joy.

Look for the light in those unexpected places.


Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Wow! Awesome post and pics. Chris' blog is fantastic, I would have to agree, but you have talent too, my dear. No wonder he asked you to participate. :) I look forward to following your year in pictures.

Anti-Supermom said...

What a honor to be asked to participate - but no wonder, you are great!

Love these picture, Heidi~

Janae S said...

This is one of my favorite posts EVER. I loved every moment of it! What an awesome project for the year!

Chris said...

Outstanding! And what a great theme for the week. Day 5 is absolutely inspiring -- I had no idea Price was so beautiful :)

I'm curious why you started with day zero?

kayerj said...

what a great way to interpret the week--your photo skills are showing.

My favorite is Em's sunbeam Day

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam
to shine for him each day
I'll be a sunbeam for him

Thanks for making your mom smile today.

Rachel said...

Great Shots heidi! If you can commit to taking a picture everyday and accomplish it, your totally awesome! I don't have a sunbeam anymore, he moved up:)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

These are beautiful... I am so behind on mine...I update more like every two weeks!

CC said...

those last 2 pics are just amazing. Amazing!

Mimi said...

Heidi, sorry I don't know how I missed this post (maybe was snowstruck!!).
It's wonderful! The idea is great, your commitment is great and your shots and way of linking in the words is/are great.
My favourites are day0, cos I love a good party, and day 4 "worth trudging through" cos she is adorable!
Well done to you!

Alvis said...

Love the Day 5 pictures. I did a Project 365 last year. Missed a few days, but kept up with it for the most part. I look forward to following yours.