Category Archives: October Project

Pathway to Success


Goal #1: Organize the materials by This weekend.

Status: Success

Now time to make Goal #2. This project is going to entail a number of photographs per post. Mostly of food, but there will be some craft projects in there as well. Most of the work will be done in the kitchen. Our kitchen however is full of distracting backgrounds. Whether it’s the patterns of Granite on the counter, the tiled table, or the awful southwestern theme on our walls (seriously, how have we been here 6 years without repainting yet? near future project) So I will need a sufficient background to photograph these things. Should I make a photo box? Should I try to get a simple tablecloth and simple backdrop? I will do some research into food photography and get this sorted out

We are now 10 days away from the project.


Get it Together

I have three weeks to go. Only 21 days to prepare for this project I am undertaking. I have already done a lot of the initial planning. I do need to finalize those plans and to organize. After that I need to make the purchases to follow through with the plans. Basically it is all a matter of logistics right now. The important thing is to not let time run out on me. I don’t want to find myself 20 days from now rushing to make some final decisions. It would be nice to have everything run smoothly once October hits. Yes, there might be a few snags during the process, but I don’t want it to be because of any poor planning on my part. I’m not too concerned about that even though I have been known to procrastinate. Even though I have procrastinated. I thought I would have been done by now. Still, I can’t let this time go to waste, so it’s time to buckle down, and get serious in wrapping this stuff up.

What I am nervous about is maintaining this thing as it progresses. I am nervous that my excitement and motivation will wane. 31 days is a long time. I am also nervous about the writing involved, and the pictures I will use. Will they be good? Will they be interesting? I think I may need some outside positive reinforcement Feedback during the event will probably help as well so I hope the audience provides.

Here’s my next goal (It’s not the first goal, but the first one put down) Organize the materials by This weekend. This way I will know exactly what I am doing and when I will be doing it. I will also be able to add or subtract if necessary. Then I can use the following weeks to get what I need and mentally prepare myself.