To those of you that know about my "thirteen" project, thank you for your kind comments and support already. And to introduce it here, thirteen is a personal project, a journal of observations, thoughts, and experiences that I am noting in pictures and words throughout the year. Some of you may remember past photo projects in which I participated, such as Noticing Project in 2008 and 2009, echoes collaborative journal, and as a guest at habit. Even though my current project is a solo project, it is something I will likewise contribute to daily or regularly.
This thirteen photo project was honestly a spur of the moment, "hey let's just do this!" kind of thing. And rather than talk myself out of doing it for whatever I reason or excuse, I decided to jump in. Once I began, I thought about what I might learn or gain from the process, which I share in this post.
Initially, thirteen was set up as a gallery page but there was no way for anyone to follow it. Last night I redrafted it as a blog page for viewers who want to add it to a feed reader. http://heathersmithjones.com/thirteen
In addition, I have been redoing this entire site (actually I moved it), reorganizing and adding more content. Now my art (works on paper, paintings, and pinhole works), photography, letterpress, etc., are collected in the INDEX navigation tab above. And on this journal page, a fun addition is the heart "like" button under each post. It's a simple way to say you were here! There are a couple other features I would like to incorporate eventually, but please let me know if you have any questions about the new set up as it is now. I have been working hard on it, and want it to function for guests.
So, here is to a new website, a new project, and to a new year. And finally, happy new year to you! :)