I really need motivation to take photos on a daily basis. I've started Project 365 twice and made it to about June before I gave it up. It's much easier for me if I have a prompt of some kind, some kind of muse to keep me focused. Recently I came upon Project 64: Out of the Box which began just five weeks ago, so catching up wasn't much of a problem, although you can join the group anytime and just start where they are. Here's the explanation for the project, taken from the website.
We are calling this photographic journey Project64: Out of the Box. We are a group of 6 ladies and one official color selector (my hubby) planning on taking a 64 week journey through a box of crayons. We are hoping to take the crayons out of the box for a little inspiration in our photographic work! Each week we will be assigned a color, chosen at random from a box of 64 count crayola crayons. We will then take our color inspiration and search for it in the world around us! You'd be surprised by the colors you miss when you're not looking! The goal of the project is to challenge us creatively, making us think outside the box, and to hopefully slow down a little bit and notice the world around us! Of course accomplishing a 64 week goal is fun too!
I just happened to have a brand new box of 64 crayons in my craft closet.
Here are the first five colors for the project.
Week 1 was Yellow Green. There's not much in my house that's yellow green, but while I was holding the crayon I looked up on my bookshelf and found Bill Bryson's "Dictionary for Writers and Editors." It's almost a perfect match.
Week 2 was Carnation Pink. I've had these tulips on my table for nearly a week. Another perfect match--even though they're not carnations.
Week 3 was Chesnut. This basket holds my 8X8 pads of paper.
Last week's search was for Robin's Egg Blue. I didn't think there'd be much of that around here either, but was delighted to find some twine I just received from The Twinery that was Robin's Egg Blue.
As it turns out, I didn't need to leave my studio to find any of these colors!
This week's color is gray, and I'll post it next week when the link goes up at Project 64. One of the things I think I'll enjoy about these challenges is another chance to put the 60mm macro lens to use.