Feb 28, 2011A final check before closing my machine for the day (365:059)

A final check before closing my machine for the day by Gary Allman

I left taking my picture until the last moment again.

A final check before closing my machine for the day
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I took today’s picture and alternate as I was closing down my computer before going to bed. I spent all day avoiding taking a picture. Earlier we’d visited Bass Pro, and I’d studiously ignored all the self portrait opportunities that were offered. I just didn’t want to take any pictures.

While I was waiting for my machine to close I considered the reason for my sudden lack of enthusiasm for the 365 Days project. Once more, I have to confess that I can be a bit slow at times. Eventually I realised that having taken a few relatively good pictures, I didn’t want to spoil the project by posting lower quality images. Once more I reminded myself that that is not what this project is about. It’s about making a record, preferably with a relevant picture each day, if that doesn’t happen it’s not the end of the world. The important thing is to keep the project going.

The interesting observation that came from this train of thought relates to my drawing. I took up drawing a long time ago. I had some modest success and then just stopped. I never took it up again. How much better would I be, what would I have learned and produced in that time if I had carried on, even if I only drew one picture a month over the past twenty years?

Copyright © 2011 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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