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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Dreaming of Africa Okay, I'm at about my maximum stress/pressure levels, so I figured it was a sensible point to start a 52 project. It's time for me to stop putting off doing this until things calm down, because they're never going to. I'm always busy, I always have a big commute, deadlines to meet and teaching to prepare for. So once a week for the rest of this year I'll be posting a photo of an artistic creation. I want this project to help me gain the confidence to call my creative output "art" to other people, and I want it to make me unafraid to share things that aren't perfect.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:35 (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2010-09-17 18:37 (UTC)
an excellent idea :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:36 (UTC)
I hope so! I need to light a fire under my own ass, because no one else is going to do it.
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From: pbristow
2010-09-17 20:19 (UTC)
Lovely pic. =:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:37 (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-09-17 23:40 (UTC)
I'm looking forward to this! You're always pretty creative!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:38 (UTC)
Thank you. I know I can do better than I have been lately, so I'm going to push myself to do new things and to actually finish stuff, which is my worst failing.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:42 (UTC)
Thank you. I have Paris to look forward to next week, so no excuses for not finding unusual settings for photos!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2010-09-18 09:38 (UTC)
Well, that's a very good start, I'd say! I admire you for having yourself in pictures. I made an artistic type one once with me in it and it got such derogatory remarks from someone I thought was a friend that I don't really want to go there again.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:44 (UTC)
You have such a delicate, elfin face and figure that I'm surprised you don't put yourself in your photos more. I'd like to see you give it another go and perhaps leave said friend off your creative filter.
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[User Picture]From: dizzykj
2010-09-18 10:34 (UTC)
cool idea. I would love for you to see your creative output through my eyes - you art is beautiful and has an almost wistful quality to it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:50 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm hoping I can produce at least a few decent pieces over the next 51 weeks!
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2010-09-18 10:44 (UTC)
lovely idea, and lovely pic. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:50 (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2010-09-18 12:57 (UTC)
Fantastic start, eager to see where you go with this.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-18 15:51 (UTC)
Thanks! I'm in Paris next week - I hope that gives me an impetus in a particular direction.
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[User Picture]From: painted_dreams
2010-09-20 06:34 (UTC)
I look forward to seeing what you post. It took me awhile before I could confidently say that I'm a writer and photographer. Once I started to put my energy and focus into just creating the confidence came. At least once a week I post new photos I've taken on my photography facebook page.

I write at least 500 words a day.

I wish you luck.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-20 10:33 (UTC)
I don't know that I'll be able to get to the point where I practise creating daily since my work is so demanding but I hope that I can at least feel confident about what I do have the time to make. Thank you.
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