I recently read about this project called "10 on 10" , and thought it'd be a lark (and also a cheap and easy stab at getting more traffic on the blog...). You can read more about it in the link provided, but the idea is simple. The gist of it is to take 10 pictures out of 10 hours of the day (yes, on the 10th of the month), specifically targeting the fun and beautiful things.
Well, I spent the whole day doing this; but when I went back to the website to join the link party, the party had been CLOSED and I felt like this:
And yet I still felt consolation in knowing that
It was a fun day. Some of these images happened quite naturally as I was going about my day, and others I spotted before my hour was over, and thought to myself, 'I'll come back to that when my hour is up' - so, not so natural.
I think some of them are obviously beautiful, and others I just enjoyed the way the light came in or they speak to me personally, and you might not particularly find them beautiful. Suffice it to say, I had a hard time picking JUST 10, and ended the day feeling very grateful that things didn't get ugly while I was "finding beauty".
And finally...the REASON projects like this exist. Because as all this was going on...THIS was going on:
But those are KID-made messes, right? They're almost whimsical messes with all their bright colors and fun toys taking you back to your carefree childhood. Did you see through my rouse of showing you my messes without ACTUALLY showing you my messes? Well, here you go, you bloodthirsty troll!