Posts Tagged ‘photo-a-day’


Project 365 2013

Written by Sarah. Posted in instagram, photos, project 365, Uncategorized

I am proud to share that I’ve taken at least one photo every day this year (so far)! I never thought I’d keep up with a photo-a-day project but it looks like I’ve managed to do it so far.



Now, I won’t pretend that instagram is the highest form of art. And I must admit that, since I really don’t want to miss a day, most of my photos are stupid and terrible slash pictures of my shoes. I’m ok with all of that. I thought that the challenge would force me to look at the world with a photograhic eye instead of just walking to work with my head down, grumbling about inclimate weather. I haven’t quite mastered that part of the project but I’m getting there.

While the photos aren’t always going to be spectacular, I’m doing two things that are really important to me. First, I’m keeping a photo diary. I hope that next year I can look back and remember, “Oh that was the 80’s computer elevator that was in that building we wanted to live in but we found a better apartment!” (I’m very nostalgic.) Second, since I don’t always have something to take a beautiful picture of, I’m taking a lot more WIP shots. They don’t have fantastic lighting or a dramatic depth of field but it’s nice to get feedback and I have this narcissistic idea that people like to see my progress. (Everyone that has a Twitter is a bit of a narcissist.)

Anyway, I’m enjoying this project. It’s nice to have a record of my life that isn’t as big a commitment as keeping a diary (besides, my diaries have always been embarrassing). Maybe I’ll even learn how to take better photos (of my food, because, well, you’ve seen the photos.)

Are you doing a 365 photo challenge this year? Are you following me on instagram?

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December Photos

Written by Sarah. Posted in cardigan, cooking, DIY, faire isle, food, holiday, knits, life, new york city, photos, style, yarn

How was your holiday? I hope you got some time off even if you weren’t celebrating. Jon and I cooked Christmas dinner for my mom’s family. It was overwhelming but it turned out great. It felt so wonderful to take the pressure off of my grandma who has made us many many Christmas dinners and deserves to have some time off from all of the fussing. Besides,who else can cook a better Christmas ham than a couple of New York Jews?

December has been a really wild month and I’m excited to see what is in store for next year. I don’t think I’ve ever said that before! (I actually feel nervous and sad around the end of the year most of the time. I think I get a little bit too nostalgic. This year, I’m looking ahead and excited by what’s on the horizon!) I’ve been very good about taking photos, as I promised.

The month is certainly not over yet but here are a few of the pictures I’ve taken in December.


A lot happened this month. And there are plenty more photos on instagram where you can see all of the crazy projects I’ve been working on. I can’t wait to reveal them all!

Did you have a busy holiday? Are you excited for next year? Do you have any knitting goals lined up?

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Written by Sarah. Posted in apartment, art, cooking, design, DIY, embroidery, food, holiday, knits, life, new york city, photos

I’ve put down my faire isle sweater for the past few days to work on holiday crafting. That’s right. I said I wasn’t going to do it this year but there are a few people I just can’t help but craft for. Since that’s the case, I can’t really share any photos of what I’ve been making until the gifts have been given. And I’ve really been making fun stuff so I can’t wait to share.

While we’re all being patient, I’ll share some photos. I’m trying to take more pictures because I live in the best place in the world where exciting things are always happening and I should take more WIP photos and I love hearing from my followers on instagram. Last month I was pretty successful taking a photo almost every day.

As you can see, a lot of things happened last month, including this and this and this. And a lot of sweatshirts.

Follow me on instagram for photos every day in December!

Have you ever done a photo-a-day challenge?

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