Saturday 14 January 2012

A year of mornings

Has anyone heard about a year of mornings?...I have come across it several times so far this year and it keeps grabbing my attention,  I read this about it:
"The morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day commences is the perfect time to pause and enjoy a sense of renewal and vitality. On the morning of December 7, 2006, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes each took a digital photo of everyday objects randomly arranged on their kitchen tables and, unbeknownst to one another, uploaded them to the website Flickr.
"A Year of Mornings" collects 236 images—always taken before noon without discussion between the two women – from this uniquely 21st-century artistic collaboration. The intimacy of these photographs—discarded clothing, a view of a snowy day from the window, a table cloth—combined with their striking similarities in color and composition defies the reality of their long-distance collaboration. While clearly kindred spirits, the two women have met in person only once. Their friendship is maintained solely online, sustained by a shared love for moments of serenity, solitude, and peacefulness. The annotated photographs in "A Year of Mornings" radiate an aura of sweetness and light—the promise of a new day."

I think I may give this a go, although I don't have anyone to exchange with.

The picture below was taken with my panasonic DMC-LX5.  I had put it down on the kitchen table and it was still on for some reason, I noticed the lens was pointing to the front of the kitchen so I just "hit the button" so to speak.  I quite like the result because I really feel the camera took this picture, it was just sat there ready to go, there was no intervention from me at all.

Saturday Morning - daily life in my kitchen.


  1. Quote: I think I may give this a go, although I don't have anyone to exchange with.

    Think again lovely lady :D I could have a go with you.
    Lovely shot by the way x

  2. Ah, My mission this week. is to get up early. for that peaceful time. for my yoga. and for the sake of a mission. to learn about myself. maybe I should also take a piccy. I only have an iphone tho.... how's the decluttering going? I did a baby stuff sale today. sadly came home with 2 large items I was hoping to sell. but never the less, couple of biggish things now out of the attic!

    1. You take great piccies on your iphone! - would be great if you could join in - the more the merrier! Declutttering is going well, just got to tackle the storage cupboards under the eaves in the loft,which will happen but I need to get storage racks and that means a trip to Ikea in Dora (but Dora isn't working at the moment!) 2 large items out of your attic is better than none, but I can understand the disappointment when you don't manage to sell all that you intended.

  3. Sounds like an interesting project, which I'd not heard of before. Although there are various things about that early morning time being really good for creativity and personal development.