Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009 Giving New Meaning to "64 Box"

Happy Earth Day! Today, we harnessed the sun's energy to rebuild some old crayons, with the help of some old candy and soap molds. My daughter gave crayons to all the guests of the Earth Day Picnic she threw as a thank you. She had spent months planning, given she didn't have a concept of time necessary to plan such a thing. She put thought into every detail, from transportation of each of her guests, to water usage, to the fabric the clothes she wore were made from. She studied the environmentally friendliness of local, organic, energy for cooking, shipping, home-grown, and more. After the picnic, she planted her Easter Tulips. The boy saved some of the broken crayons for his picnic, which "will not be an Earth Day Picnic." He does "not want an Earth Day Picnic."

Shooting 64 non-round crayons is a bit harder than just photographing a box: takes up much more surface space. Auto, shooting from above-ish and away-ish. Composition is pretty much the only variable different between the shots I got.

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