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Project 11/11 – November

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

Sunday 11th November & Monday 12th November 2012:  For something a little different this month the project was captured over two days, as the boys spent the day with daddy, and I (like the rest of Melbourne) was suffering badly from Hay fever and related migraines!.  I enjoyed a relaxing day (although editing!) at my mothers beautiful apartment with the sun shining, before heading off to photograph a Christening in Toorak.  The next day, Ash & I had a “lazy day” playing with the iPad and I knitted.  We picked up E from school who spent some time practicing his shoelace tying, before heading off the beach for a spring afternoon.  E also had his classroom toy “Froglet” who of course had to come along.  Ash went from being Iron-man to Spider-man back to Ash with around 5 clothing changes in the day!

About Project 11/11:
I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.

Project 11/11 – October

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

Thursday 11th October 2012: I had dreaded this project falling on the days when both boys are at school (AKA Daycare for Ash) however was lucky this day that my brother and nephew decided to surprise me and come visit.  Riley even cleaned my floors for me, before we popped out for lunch!  After settling into the office for a while, the boys came home a little early this day and we had the usual routine of playtime, homework, dinner and getting ready for bed:)

I’m also getting rather good at going way over the proposed 11 images for the day.  But I’m going to assume no one really minds!

About Project 11/11
I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.

Project 11/11 – September

A little late posting this month’s installment of Project 11/11, but better late than never!

To see August’s installment of this project please visit HERE:

The project was inspired by El Hogan’s 10/10 project.  The theme for the project is a quote El found:

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

Tuesday 11th September 2012: We had the usual early start to the day, the boys were playing, Papi sat in his super-dooper chair that is a source of entertainment for the boys. (it has a remote and goes up and down and up and down!)  After breakfast it was time to get ready for school and walk Eman.  Ash & I went to the shops with the idea to get a hot-dog if he was a good boy for the doctors.  He was.  But unfortunately for him we got the call that Papi had to be rushed back to hospital after a few health issues following is knee replacement.  So off we went in a taxi to pick up Papi and get him off to Emergency… We attempted to get Ash his hot-dog at the hospital cafeteria, however the man didn’t understand the concept of a sausage in bread (AKA Bunnings sausage sizzle) and Ash was presented with a toasted sauce sandwich.  Although he did eat it! (ETA:  after a dramatic evening Papi was fine! Ash got an ice-cream at lunchtime to make up for the missing hot-dog and rather odd sandwich!)

We returned home, the light streaming in the kitchen window was glorious so I took a few frames of my beloved flowers and herbs (there is nothing like a lot of green growing in the sunlight!) We chased the poor cats for cuddles and after collecting Eman from school we played outside in the sunshine before our friends “Blayton” and Miss C came for dinner, a footspa and music games. 

 

About Project 11/11

I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer.

Project 11/11 – August

Inspired by El Hogan, a photographer collegue in Brisbane, I am undertaking a personal project which I’m calling 11/11. To take 11 images of the “everyday” on the 11th of the month. I will admit that most are doing this project on the 10th, but I have always preferred the number 11, so why not!

El was inspired by this quote, and I think it’s a great theme for this project!

“The days are so long, but the years are so short”

I am guilty of not taking enough images of my children.  I did in the early years, hundreds and hundreds of images.  But soon it was “oh no mummy not a photo”.  And nothing to really document our lives.  Mobile phones have bigger and better cameras now, and everyone is embracing the convenience of having a camera RIGHT THERE, at every moment.  So another use for this project is to capture the everyday on the BIG camera, not just the iphone.  And it also gives a slight insight that is the ‘fun crazy chaos’ of raising two boys and my day as a photographer!

So here you have my first entry. I did actually start this project last month, however being the day before we moved, and unfortunately that evening my beautiful grandmother passed away, I haven’t looked at the images, and didn’t finish the day as I was spending a lot of time on the phone. So August officially starts the 11/11 project!

Saturday 11th August: The morning started VERY early for me, who rose at 4am to watch the Pole Vault Final on the olympics. Around 5am, the boys woke up at the sound of the TV and we all dozed on the couch for a few hours. I woke up to the boys making train tracks around our kitchen Island. It was clean up day (hahaha) and we pottered around the house doing bits and pieces, when Papi popped in with some pretty flowers for me!
We played Harry Potter, (I drew Harry scars on the boys, and Ash decided to take it a few steps further..) bay-blades and chased cats under the bed, before heading off to our dear friends house around the corner.
Once home, E showed both Papi and I how much his reading has improved in the last few months, and Ash watched his Lego movies on the ipod before going for a much anticipated sleep-over at Papi’s…

Hope you enjoy!  x