"Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don't have to go looking for it."I love this quote by Richard Russo, and it is so true. On Tuesday, July 14 I finished an amazing project, #the100dayproject. It was a project that began on Monday, April 6 on Instagram, hosted by @ellaluna and @greatdiscontent. The premise of the project was this: 1) Choose an Action - Like creating a recipe, taking a photo, drawing your dreams. 2) Starting April 6th repeat this action every day up to and including July 14, share all 100 days on Instagram. 3) Tag your posts with #the100dayproject, so we can follow your project. I almost missed the boat on this project, but thanks to some wonderful friends on IG, I jumped on board just in the nick of time. Since I decided on April 6 to do this project, I hadn't really thought through what I was doing to do for my 100 day project. But like the quote says "Ultimately, your theme will find you."
~ Richard Russo
I initially thought I was going to do a 100 days of paths, but it became clear very quickly that I was not going to find a path every day to photograph. Then I really looked at the photos I had shot and immediately saw my project #100daysofleadinglines.
I have so many favorites from this project, but I will share just a few with you, if you want to see them all, and you are on Instagram, you can type in the hashtag above and it will have all 100 days of my project.
One of the best things is looking back at all the places I have been in the last 100 days. This was taken in the back alleyway of the winery at the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate has been on my bucket list forever, so I was thrilled that I was finally able to go there on our vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Some are filled with sentimental moments, like this one of the empty chairs before the graduates filled them at Northern Michigan University. What a proud mother moment watching our beautiful girl graduate from college, and this project helped me to document something I might not have otherwise.
Another favorite moment documented, the view from our master suite loft in our cabin in the Smoky Mountains, we would definitely would stay here again.
This project taught me a great deal, but mostly it showed me how much I love photography.
Leading lines are forever in my blood now, and I will continue posting leading lines shots on Instagram at #beyond100daysofleadinglines. Although, I am happy to take a little break from looking for them every day.
For now, I am patiently waiting for my next project to find me.