If you haven't already checked out what inspired me to do this project, check out this post:
I do acknowledge that I am, essentially, copying the rough idea that Jamie's project is based on. I decided to do this project for a few reasons.
For one, I am rather good at posting my professional photographs, but I lack in giving insight to my personal life. I figured this project would help my followers get that insight and would help personalize my social media.
For two, I bought myself this Polaroid camera a while ago, and wanted to explore a type of theme, or type of project to complete with it. If you are into photography, you know that the tool you use to take your photographs can change the feel of the art you produce. I wanted to present photographs in an every day, casual format, much like the feel that the Polaroid print exhibits.
Without further ado, here are my first week Polaroid pictures. Keep in mind that by the time I am done, there will be 365 images produced. Since January started on a Monday, there are 6 photographs included with this first post.
This first Polaroid I took was of a lady that is dear to my heart. Her name is Lynette, and I have worked with her at my JCPenney store since I moved to Colorado.
As I put on my Instagram, "Lynette is a beautiful woman who has been a mentor to me since I started at this store. She takes care of me every day, and some days I even get some delicious fudge :) :) :). While in technicality I am her supervisor for windows, it is really her that teaches me the ropes around custom window treatments, and her that lets me know any oddball facts she digs up about the products we sell. Thank you Lynette, for always being there for me. I love you like family, though I may be too stubborn to show it some days ;)."
This second Polaroid was one of those "Failed experiments gone right". I had gotten home from work and was wanting to go to bed right away, but I knew I had to post my Polaroid photo before falling asleep. I took down the globe off of the shelf above my desk and attempted to take a photograph of it. The first one came out way too over exposed, so I had to make a second attempt. I put a sheet of paper in front of the flash of the Polaroid camera and took this picture.
At first I was disappointed that it had turned out blurry, but in the end I actually was pleased with the fact that it had turned out the way it did. I viewed the image as blurry enough to make it abstract, but you can still tell what it is with a little scrutinizing.
I wasn't originally going to take a photograph of Autumn, my ginger haired step child, but she looked right at me and I knew I had to snap the picture. I also had a dog theme going on for my day on the third, so it was just perfect that she would be my Polaroid of the day.
I had gone to my orientation at Dumb Friends League, an animal shelter here in Denver. My photograph of the day from my website was "A Girl and Her Dog", and now the day concluded with Autumn being my Polaroid of the Day.
I even got Autumn to sit still while I held the photograph so that it would be a Polaroid of Autumn in a photograph with Autumn sitting in the background. Autumn-ception. Love it.
So, just so everyone knows, I currently live in 624 square feet with the love of my life, Jeremiah. Jeremy has a lot of stuff. I have a lot of stuff. So we need a lot of organization in our lives.
We have a lot of furniture to help organize this, and then one day, Jeremy decided to go buy even MORE furniture. Uff da!
It was just two bookshelves, but still.
Anyway, our belongings were everywhere they didn't belong when I left for work. When I came home, everything was put away nicely. Everything was organized. Everything looked very neat. And it's all thanks to Jeremy. He even lit this candle to fill our home with the smell of vanilla and it just made it that much more cozy.
I am truly blessed to be with such an amazing man. I know a lot of ladies out there who never come home to a picked up and organized house hold. I am lucky!
Jeremy really wanted to make pancakes the morning of the 5th. He also really wanted me to try corn in my pancakes (weird, right?).
The Kearney clan vouches for it. Apparently it's good.
So we tried making pancakes. We had Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ready to play on the TV, sat down, buttered and syrupped our pancakes, and started eating. We looked at each other and Jeremy goes "It tastes weird, right?" We had put too much baking soda in the pancakes. So we got up and made a second batch, this time without the baking soda. The second batch was, indeed, delicious.
Corn pancakes is basically like eating cornbread in a breakfast form. It was yummy. It was a little strange biting into pieces of corn, and I still prefer chocolate chips, but if Jeremy wants to make me corn pancakes, I will let him :)
And last but not least, today's Polaroid!
Jeremiah and I ran over to Target to get supplies for our friend Brittany's birthday celebration! After buying the few groceries that we needed, we stopped at Starbucks to get our magic wake up juice. I decided to snap my Polaroid while we were waiting for our coffees to get done. Jeremiah even got me a cheese danish. I am spoiled!
This actually is turning out to be a fun project. If you have a Polaroid camera, you should try it! It's interesting trying to get different aspects of your life on film.
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