Monday, January 10, 2011

10 x 10 x 10 - Day 1

Oh my gosh, thank you to Alyshajane for your recommendation to use Picasa 3.  It's free, it's fast, and oh my gosh it's so pretty.  

Please refer to my previous post 10 x 10 x 10 to see what all the excitement is about, and a huge thank you goes to the wonderfully talented Nancy at capable of flying for this brilliant yet simple idea.

Without further ado, here above is my first day of 10 x 10 x 10.   
My camera stats are - Canon DSLR 450D
For my first day I set it to the little green square = auto.  The old point and shoot and don't think setting.  Thankgoodness for that, because I had no idea what I was doing, or what my plan of click was at all.  Because of the mega wetness weather we have here it's an inside job.  I just walked around the house and clicked 10 shots in a row.  The above is the final result.  My aim was that each photo was to be taken in a different room of the house, this I achieved.  As for the the 'artfullness' of my photographic ability. . . . . . . . one does have to start somewhere.  

Main photo - This is a money box given to my eldest when he was born, from my parents, his Grandma and Pop.  It sits on my dresser along with photos and candles.  The reason it's on my dresser and not his, is that he and his brother wanted to spend their pocket money at canteen at school last term.  *ahem* 

Collage and *( )* equals the room it was taken in
1. Map on wall (in my little ones bedroom)
2. New shoes that I bought today (kitchen floor)
3. Beautifully hand made felt sea creatures I purchased at our local Casuarina Spring Fair a few years ago (bathroom)
4. Butterfly coaster (lounge room)
5. Kids play kitchen utensils (play room)
6. Front door (front foyer!)
7. My eldest's cool dude bear (study alcove/nook on sewing cabinet)
8. My eldest's six times tables  - don't look too closely - I am so proud of him for giving it a go - my darling boy he works so hard.  (dining room)
9. Laundry basket (laundry)

While looking at these photos just now I see that every single photo has blue in it.  I also notice the strange angles of some of them, and the fact that I didn't even stop to tidy the bit of red trim on the little crochet placemat in the kitchen playset photo, so it looks like a piece of yarn is lazily messing up the spot just there.  *humph*  I didn't even click the nicer of the butterfly coasters, which has a lovely full butterfly right in the middle.  I didn't move/position a single thing.  I am sure the more I look at the photos, the more I will see that is 'wrong', however, as a collage, I can do nothing but smile.  I see my family, I see my little home, I see the 'things' that surround me each and every single day (other than the new shoes, but they will soon become part of the fabric of moi!)  I see the items that I walk past without even realising they exist at all.  

What a lovely experience to open my eyes to shape and colour and items that surround me each and every single day.  

Do join in and let me know if you do.  I will stick your link on my day 2 and share it with others if you like.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely evening at your place.  


Colette said...

Hi, glad you decided to join in. It's grey and cloudy here too - I'm sure this would be much easier with some sunshine. I do like to nose around peoples houses though so I like your first day. I'll see you tomorrow!

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Jacey said...

Fantastic collage!
I have an award for you over on my blog.xx

Flaming Nora said...

So interesting seeing little glimpses of other peoples homes! Great you are playing along too. My whole family has had so much fun doing this.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Ooh how exciting! I wonder if I could make one of those mosaics too? I do like that butterfly. I'm sure that your photos will start to please you soon with practise, although I think they look fabulous. Well done.

Penelope said...

I also discovered Picasa 3 a few weeks ago and am adiccted to making collages! Look forward to the rest of your "10" xox