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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Indigo {Shana}

This week we have been on vacation in Steamboat, CO. It has been a week full of skiing, eating, games and shopping. We have been coming here for the past 5 years and can't seem to get enough of this family atmosphere. 
The people around me that know about our little project love to help me find the subject for the week. This little bowl was found by my sister in law and it turned out perfect. 

Still accepting posts for Apricot. Feel free to jump into our project anytime, we would love to have you!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Indigo -- Turkish Pottery {Sheryl}

Well, I started off the day late!  Don't ya just love it when that happens?  Rushing out the door knowing I hadn't posted my submission for today.   I had every intention of being home before any of you got up (which is usually pretty easy for me) however, life got in the way!

While we were in the area of Izmir we were able to see how such pottery was made.  The pottery itself is made free hand on a wheel.  After the piece is fired the design is hand drawn by a master artist.  The color is added by an apprentice.  Then glazed and fired again.  The designs all have different meanings of hospitality.  I found this piece at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.
Don't forget to link your "Apricot" finds.  Feel free to jump in anytime!
Thanks for stopping by -- Sheryl

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Indigo { Natalie }

When I started thinking about what to "shoot" i started going through my MANY bracelets, earrings, and necklaces and found this bangle. It was given to me by my fellow colorer Shana McGuire all the way from Turkey. It made me very happy to have something to remind me of her. I hope you all have fun looking for INDIGO! GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

INDIGO, how I am not fond of you!! {Jeana}

Well, I have to agree with Brooke, indigo is such a crazy color, is it blue, is it purple.....just what is it!  I have "hunted" for this one all around. I went to school today and saw some things I thought was it....took pictures with my iPhone (because I broke the cardinal rule for photographers...."Never leave home without your camera!"). But when I got home and downloaded them, I wasn't so sure they were Indigo after all....sooooo my hunt was on again.
Now, I am a stickler for thinking we are to find THE color not close.....but here is what I have and I apologize to you and to myself for not being able to find the color.....If Austin doesn't pick easier colors next month he is FIRED!!!!

This is the one I found at wasn't blue but wasn't quite indigo....but anyway...proof I was hunting!!

This is a snowman I have out during the winter! I know we all sick of snow but ya gotta admit this guy is cute!!

Keep linking up with everyone and remember it is never to late to start taking pictures!! Good luck with Indigo!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I thought this one would be easy...and then I let the day get away from me.  It's just been one of those days!

Anyway, this is an old photo, but one of my favorites from our first family vacation this summer and it has the perfect color...or so I think.  I hope you are all finding lots of inspiration in the world around you for this project.  It is amazing all the colors around us when you just take the time to look!  Just like Brooke's photos of the carton of eggs.  We take these colors for granted!  How lucky we are to live in a world of color.

As I have been every single week, I am in awe of your photos.  I love each of them and they are all so unique.  I took a peek at the ones posted so far and would just like to give a little love to Susan at Happy No Ears.  I am loving the subtlety of the apricot in the background.  Great job and I love the texture too!

I look forward to all of your photos!  Don't forget, it's not too late to catch up.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 7, Color Reveal {Brooke}

First of all, I'd like to say thank you to you all! In the short time yesterday's post as been up you all have been very kind and have expressed very nice things about your fellow participants and project 64. Thank you for always supporting each other and taking time to share the love!

I also wanted to let you know that I had to delete two entries for the Apricot linkup, nothing was wrong with the photos, but there was an issue with the links. The either were not working at all or the link was wrong. So, if it was your entry I deleted just email me and let me know and feel free to re-link you post back to the Apricot link up with the proper working links. If you are having trouble linking up or not sure how to do it, then please email me and I will try my best to walk you through it!

I am amazed the apricot finds that have been linked up so far! It is definitely a tough color to match, but you all are doing so well! If you thought apricot was a tough color to match, just wait....this week's color is a shade of blue that leaves you thinking you've found just the right shade, but when you compare it to the color it's not even close! I used this crayon to write with and color with all week, I have scribbled notes and splashes of it on scrap papers everywhere. As I sit here typing this I can see all the object surrounding me that containing shades of blue that I attempted to match to this shade but with no luck...

Ok, here is the crazy shade of blue we are going to be  hunting this week...

It's tricky because the actual crayon looks so dark, almost navy like, but when you start to color with it you get a color that is close to your true blue color but with purplish tint to it. I searched high and low for this and thought I had it a few times, but when I went to open my photos they were either cobalt blue or blue blue. So this morning I was getting the milk out of the fridge and found this...

A carton of eggs, really? The strip of dark blue and the darker blue writing all over the carton was the closest shade of Indigo I could find...

I hope you all have fun hunting for this crazy shade of blue and if you want an added challenge, when you do finally find Indigo hiding somewhere in your world, get a little creative and try playing with angles and perspective! Shooting from different angles and giving a different perspective to something is another way to get out of your box.

I hope you all have a great Valentine's day! If you have time head on over to Mortal Muses and read my guest post, we are musing on evidence of love!

Happy coloring!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 6, Apricot {Link up, sorry so late!}

I apologize to everyone for getting this post up so late in the day; the link up that I use for our site was doing upgrades and having server issues. I think the majority of all their upgrades and updates are over, but if something looks funny with the linkup or you are having trouble linking up please let me know!

Alright, now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I'd like to talk about one more thing before moving on to our weekly favorite! This week was a tricky week to pick; there was some discussion amongst our contributors and amongst some of you about the colors, matching and some of the submissions not closely matching the color of the week. I'd like to address this a little...

When I decided to create Project64, my intentions were to create a photography project that would span over at least the course of a year and would challenge my creativity. I chose to do the box of crayons because I did not want to run out of ideas or see a slump in my creativity resulting from a lack of inspiration, plus, being able to physically hold the color of the week and carry it around with me was a daily reminder of my inspiration. I decided to ask others to join my journey because I thought others might need the same type of inspirational challenge, people need direction and often when left to their own devices end up failing mid way, at least that rings true with me. The 64 count box of crayons fulfilled my goal of completing a yearlong project and even surpasses a year, it also gave me mini weekly goals to challenge my creativity, which aide me in opening my eyes to the world around me.

One of the things I love about this project and one of the reason's I chose crayon colors as creative prompts, is that when you do start to open your eyes to the world around you, you really do start to notice the color in your world. You find it hiding in places you never noticed before or find colors you once hated in places or objects you've always cherished without ever realizing that the color was there. You discover there really are eleven shades of blue or a difference in yellow green and green yellow.  I want each of you to be inspired by the color and give your own style and twist to it, make it your own and be creative, if you like textures use textures, if you like using color selection use color selection. If you like to fill the whole frame then do it, but it also ok to show the color as a small splash in your photo.

Each week you’re not always going to find an exact match and we are surely not going to delete your entry if it doesn't match exactly, as long as it is a close shade to the week's prompt. The weekly color prompt is also an inspirational prompt, a jumping off point; the color is open to your interpretation. If you are inspired by the way it colors or the color of the actual crayon is up to you, it is your interpretation. I do suggest that you do not go by the wrapper color as it is not always true to the color of the crayon and a few of the crayons have matching or similar wrappers. I do encourage you each week when you get your new prompt, really get to know the color, embrace it, color with it, carry it with you...the goal of Project64 isn't to get an exact perfect match, but to give your best and closest match to the given color, to really get out of your box and explore and search the world around you, and to CHALLENGE yourself in your skills and creativity. Most of all I want you to support each other and have fun!

So, to sum it all up, I am not looking for perfection or an exact match...I am looking for your best and closest match to our weekly color prompt and I am wanting you to get some sort of fulfillment from this project, whether it be the completion of a 64 week project, a new found respect for color or an improvement on your photographic skills. I want you to be inspired to challenge yourself creatively and inspired by your fellow participants to learn and try new things. I am not intending for this to sound like a lecture or that anyone broke any rules, because it's not and no one did anything wrong. I just don't want there to be a spirit of judgment or criticism to start showing up in our community, I want us all to be supportive to each other as we journey through the crayon box and not expect perfection from each other but only challenge each other creatively and respect each other’s creative visions. Having fun, being creative and thinking outside of the box is what Project 64 is all about!

One last issue I want to address, before it comes up, I want all skill levels to be accepted and supported here, Pros and amateurs, mommytographers and advanced enthusiast. Some of you use point and shoots and others DSLR's, some even use advanced fancy DSLR's, but I've seen great creative work from all. If you start to feel that things are not fair or we need to have separate categories for different skill levels, then first look to yourself and how you can better challenge yourself and improve upon your own skill. I am not going to have separate categories for weekly favorites or monthly winners, just for the fact that I want this to be open to ALL. If you want to learn or know how someone did something, ask. Talk to each other, learn from each other, be inspired by each other and grow with each other! I personally am always willing to help fellow photographers and I know many of you are too! Plus some of our participants even offer classes, check out our sponsor list for one of them! Don't be intimidated if you are just starting out, just go with it and grow, take the step to challenge yourself!

Alright, that is enough of all that! Let's move on to this week’s favorite! Like I said gray was a tricky one to pick...but, after much discussion and a close run on three of your photos we narrowed it down to Becky's gray pencils!

Congratulations Becky and thank you for joining us in our journey! Be sure to head on over to Becky's blog, My Daily Journey, and give her some love!

One last thing before the linkup...Please head on over to Mortal Muses tomorrow {Valentine's day} and give me some love, as I will be a guest muse for the day! If you have never been over to visit the muses you need to! They are a wonderful group of talented ladies giving and sharing inspiration!

Ok, I know you all have been waiting for this! Week 6, Apricot! Share away!
As always no fancy camera required and Flickr link-ups welcome!When you link up please use the DIRECT LINK/POST containing your photo, if posting multiple pictures designate the one you are submitting and be sure to link back to us!

technical difficulties

Sorry guys, I am having technical difficulties with the linky tool, currently I am in the car on our way to a 1st birthday party, but hope to have everything ironed out and ready to go tonight! Sorry for the delay!


Apparently linky tools is having hosting issues, so as soon as they get everything straigtened out on their end I will open the linky! Thank you all for being patient! Well, the laptop battery is almost dead and we are a few minutes from our destination, hope to see your wonderful apricot photos soon!

Thanks Brooke