Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 365: Last by Missy


today is the last day... a whole year. 365 photos. i'm sad this is ending... i'm a little scared... i'm a bit relieved... i'm proud... i'm feeling a whole slew of emotions about this last post, that i admit, coincide with what i'm going through in my personal life right now...
i thought about the word last today... you can be the last one in line, you could be busy with your last bit of work for the day, you may have one last errand to run, you may be on the last page of your favorite series book... the word last implies 'an end'...
the word last also can mean 'to go on'... this ship was built to last, a lasting relationship, he made a lasting impression...
one word meaning almost two completely different things...
and so today is the last photo... the end... but for me, this journey has had a lasting effect on my life, for sure... i can look back on every photo for each day and remember something about that day...
day 1: garden.... i remember being so excited about the blog and 'getting in' to post my photo... i remember that it poured down rain, thundering and lightning, seconds after i snapped my shot...
day 9: song.... i remember being horrifically sad and getting water ice that night...
day 141: raider.... i came home late that night from a christmas show... i wore a red dress with jeans and went out with weird bed head...
day 273: rope.... i went to a bridal shower that day... in a convertible... i wore my favie anthropologie dress... i came home and changed into gold leggins and a cat shirt and took this photo of the rope ladder in my yard... it was one of the first days i felt like i may actually be good at this 'photography thing'...
this last year has taught me so much... helped me think on so much... & although the 365 days are over, i don't feel like this is the end... it's just the beginning for me... & not the beginning of a new chapter, but the next installment in a favorite series, we'll say...
i'm anxious... yet excited to see what happens.

thanks, y'all!

(and for those of you who are interested, i will continue a daily photo blog here...)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 364: Tonight by Missy


fingersnaps, maruca, jets, sharks, pistols, knives, chino, ice,
ever, cool, somewhere, america...
love... death...

my homework this week is collage...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 363: Feign by Missy


believe it or not, this little dude was feigning death!!
just as i was ready to eat him,
he ran off my plate and down the streets of south philly?!
gonads and all!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 362: Pink by Missy


"we're racin for pinks."
"pinks, you punk. pinkslips. ownership papers?"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 360: Observation by Missy


this is what wu and i observed...
neighborhood cat eating corn chips in my backyard...
i also observed a serious, staring only, non-vicious
territorial battle between the two cats...
wu won.
neighborhood cat ran away seconds after i took this shot...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 359: Twang by Missy


i dunno.
i had an image of a cowboy with some sorta
grassy sprig in his mouth...
this is what i got.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 358: Should by Missy


when i began to think about this theme,
there was an all time favorite quote that popped immediately into my head
that had me reflecting all day...

"You should have been a lawyer, Miss March."
"I should have been a great many things, Mr. Mayer."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 357: Shake by Missy


this was my inspiration for this photo

'in a gentle way, you can shake the world...'

love this quote...
i'm all about shaking things up...
and if can be done gently!? even better.
but shake it up, none the less!
didn't really achieve the look i was going for,
but i like it... and i think it suits the quote...

Day 356: My by Missy


MY favie of the day...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 355: Die by Missy


i think about dying daily...
i get mad at the thought that i won't be able to know what people
are saying about me once i'm dead...
don't like that i won't get to see myself dead...
and i worry about quick deaths...
i want to be able to say my dramatic goodbyes!
as much as i think about death,
i AM obsessed with living!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Day 353: Versus by Missy


listening to joanna newsom again...
good intentions paving company, in particular...
always loved the image of these lyrics,
but today i felt it...

"like I'm in a fistfight with the fog, baby..."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 352: Peel by Missy


after spending all day friday and sunday on the beach,
i'm surprised im not peeling...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 351: Password by Missy


i'm pleased to report that, other than a hit on the definition & saturation,
this photo is basically untouched...

i change my passwords frequently...

Day 350: Masquerade by Missy


at any time here, the day could turn into a masquerade...
wigs, masks, costumes galore...
i wish everyone would ride their bikes 'round town this way...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 348: Cackle by Missy


i had every intention of taking a photo of my brother in law for this theme,
but then i saw this woman (i know, right!??!) on the beach today and thought she
definitely looked like she could do some serious cackling!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 347: Manner by Missy


i consider myself a gal with excellent manners...
i take them very seriously!
i always remember my please's and my thank you's,
i NEVER chew with my mouth open,
and i always cross my legs when wearing a dress...
the only thing i have trouble with is my tendency to stare...
i've been called out on it before by strangers,
which can be awkward...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Day 346: Uncle by Missy


eventually someone has to give in...

Day 345: Daffy by Missy


nothing silly or foolish about this shot...
i'm sorry.
this is the only photo i took yesterday...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 344: Culprit by Missy


it has always been shocking to me when kids try to deny their guilt,
even when it's written all over their faces...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 342: Hanging by Missy


i keep all my necklaces hanging on the inside of the closet door...

Day 341: War by Missy

war (1)

everything i need to know about about war, battle and strategy,
i learned from milton bradley...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 338: True by Missy



Duane won't go canoeing until he's tanned up and in better shape?

Duane only needs 3 days to get in shape?

themes... the last 28 days!!

here they are for anyone who wants to finish with a bang!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Day 335: Ignite by Missy


to cause to burn.
to set fire to.
to subject to great heat, especially to make luminous by heat...
to arouse the passions of... excite

(what an awesome word)

Day 334: Stripe by Missy


what a find!!
stars and stripes forever!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 333: Grand by Missy


since i saw this last week, i keep thinking about how
i could rent this theater and really make it work!!
i've got a lot of grand ideas...

Day 332: Balance by Missy


getting ready for the 4th!!
poppers... bang snaps... sparklers...
you know! the hard core stuff...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 329: Edge by Missy


i'll be honest...
i thought it was provocative ordering
a salad with an omelette for breakfast...
but not eating the croutons and scattering them on the table?!
down right cutting edge!

Day 328: Tale by Missy


'rapunzel, rapunzel,
let down your hair to me...'

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 327: Whale by Missy


ok. we were at the beach today...
and while these may not be stuffed whales in the grab machine,
they're close enough, right?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Day 326: Skew by Missy


there was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
he found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
he bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
& they all lived together in a little crooked house...

(seriously. this is how it's been for a while... it makes me smile everytime...)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 325: Jump by Missy


"jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall..."

~ray bradbury

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 324: Redo by Missy


today's theme is redo... so while i do like my photo for introduction,
i decided to redo it, and reintroduce myself...
my name is melissa, but most call me missy... i am 35 years young... i received the most fab shoes today via ups... i also got a cheap bike today... i'm getting my haircut tomorrow and considered having it shaved on one side... i sweat a lot- even along my brow... i now have two tattoos- a bird behind my ear that sings to me and a butterfly that flutters my chest... my favorite word is vibrancy... i spent most of the day in tears due to a heartache- i felt like i couldn't breathe... i am the parent of a middle-schooler... i'm worried about bono... i have plans to go to a nude beach this weekend... if i could live anywhere, it would be in nyc... i finally understand focal points and depth of field... i think too much... i need a job... i love kissing... i obsess over details... my favorite holiday is the 4th of july- i find fireworks romantic... i believe in honesty... in moving forward... in love... and in all things real & true...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 323: Dole by Missy


this is not how i wanted to show dole...
i ran outta time... and inspiration...
that almost never happens... but it did tonight.
and for that, i apologize.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 322: Father by Missy


this is my nephew, noah...
he's happy...
he's got great hair...
and has an awesome sense of humor!!
just like his father!!
(happy father's day, dudes!)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day 321: Hey by Missy

Day 320: Plus by Missy


balloons and graduation from elementary school...

Day 319: Toward by Missy


i wish i still had our n64...
this may not mean much to anyone
but when this theme came all i kept thinking about was
'a chip off whomp's back (block),
& 'tor-ward, tor-ward, jump!'.......

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 318: Motto by Missy


there are lots of things i end up repeating over and over...
catch phrases... mantras, of sorts... aphorisms, one might even say...
"there isn't enough time"or "i'm wasting time",
"i don't want to die before...",
"there's always a way", "i gotta get outta here"........
but all these can be summed up in what i consider my 'motto'...
there's no time to waste...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day 317: Hidden by Missy


hidden place

through the warmthest cord of care
your love was sent to me
i'm not sure what to do with it
or where to put it

i'm so close to tear
and so close to
simply calling you up
and simply suggesting

we go to that hidden place .

now, i have been slightly shy
but i can smell a pinch of hope
to almost have allowed once fingers
to stroke
the fingers i was given to touch with
but careful careful

there lies my
passion hidden
there lies my
i'll hide it under a blanket
lull it to sleep

i'll keep it in a hidden place .

the beautifullest
still strong
dark and divine
and the littleness of his movements
hides himself

he invents a charm
that makes him invisible
hides in the hair

can i hide there too?
hide in the hair of him
seek solace
s a n c t u a r y

in that hidden place

Monday, June 14, 2010