Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Photographic Confessions :: Picture Color Day 1

picture color day 1

I have a wee confession to make. And, I am just going to jump right into it. I keep signing up for Tracey Clark's awesome Picture series classes on Big Picture but haven't been following through on taking the photos.

It started with Picture Summer last year. Which was followed by Picture Fall, Picture Holidays, Picture Winter, and Picture Inspiration. (note, these links lead you to my Flickr set for each class, the link in Tracey's name above will lead you to a page where you can find links to the courses, just scroll down below her bio) The first four that started the series for me were 30 day e-courses and the latter is an on going year long program. I did the best with Picture Summer, taking 27 of the 30 class images. Then Picture Fall was a close second with 22 of the 30. Then, things started to go down hill. I only took 11 for Picture Winter, 10 for Picture Holidays, and of the 22 weeks in Picture Inspiration, I have taken a whooping 3. Ugh.

Would you believe that I still have every intention of going back and taking the assigned photos? I do... really, really. I have each and every email prompt from Tracey saved in specially labeled folders in my inbox. I so look forward to the mornings when a prompt will be there for me to read with an image to inspire. One of these days, I am going to say... "I am so bored, there is nothing to do" (just like my kids say it) and then I will say... "wait, I need some Picture Inspiration photos!" I am kind of sad that I will miss out on aspects of the wonderful community that goes along with these great e-courses, but hey, maybe there are others like me in the group and we will have a little subculture of slightly behind the times guys and gals. Yes?

But, I digress, this confession is about continuing to sign up for courses in the series... knowing full well I am behind in the one I am currently in and that I have zero hours in the day for doing another one. But... seriously, how could I resist it... people... it is PICTURE COLOR!! They had me at the "C", let alone the "olor". Of course I signed up the day I got the email about it. Of course this will be the course where I take every shot every day despite having a million things on the plate. Of course, of course, of course... why? Because there is nothing I love more in my little artsy world than COLOR.

Get ready readers... it is going to be a colorful ride! I am tempted to take these next 30 days, while I have so much going on and so little time, to turn this blog into a wordless-photo-blog. You know, just one image every day (from the color prompts), to keep you entertained while I meet all my commitments. Are you up for that? It sounds good to me.

Let's get started!

*sigh* I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

(ps... yarn bowl is by redhotpottery on etsy!)
(pps... if you are going to registar an acct with Big Picture Classes, my refer-a-friend code is: 59BCADED or use this link: http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/register.php?refer=59BCADED)

11 comments:

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet kerry, it's my first time visiting you here and i love it. Your space is so cozy and inspiring! I love love colors and im so glad i made it in time for your Picture color day series! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Laura Twiford said...

I can't tell you how many e courses I have signed up for in the past year with THE BEST of intentions and never followed through on. It is sad, really, I SO wanted to take each and every one of them. Some I was good and printed out the assignments and tutorials, some I never even logged into ! Must.Do.Better.

traceyclark said...

love this post! love your honesty. you aren't alone on these points! : ) so excited you've taken the plunge with COLOR! seems like a perfect time to dive in.

Copper Diem said...

Love that bowl! I'd love to sign up for that color course but i would get so behind too. need more hours in the day!

Linda Landig said...

Color makes my world go round. I can hardly wait to see your pics!

Azure Islands Designs said...

lol...I've done the same thing with painting classes...we have the best intentions but life gets in the way or something like that!!!

Love the yarn bowl...gorgeous color!
Enjoy the day...
Cheers

Cindy said...

You're too funny, Kerry, keeping us entertained! I think I'm already overly entertained or I'd keep up with this class as well. Your confession sounds familiar cause I haven't started this class either! As much as I want to....
Like Laura admits, it's so easy to sign up for the many eCourses that are available now, but finding the time to do them is another thing.
This pottery picture is gorgeous - what a great shade of red (would make great beads, eh?).

TesoriTrovati said...

Wow. I am totally like you in that I sign up for things that I don't finish. Like Jeannie's drawing class. I still have all the emails and SOMEDAY I will go back and work my way through them. I actually saw this Picture Color and thought of you! I wanted to sign up but here it is June 3rd and I haven't I likely won't. So now you have to do it so that I can live vicariously through you!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Tabatha said...

Kerry do you have a refer-a-friend code for Big Picture Classes? It says if you enter it when you sign up you nd your friend will get s discount. If you do let me know and I want to sign up.

Kerry said...

thanks everyone!!

tabatha, my refer-a-friend code is: 59BCADED or use this link: http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/register.php?refer=59BCADED

Tabatha said...

Thanks Kerry! I cant wait to start.