Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 79/365

Day 79

I heard him singing from a little ways away, and as I walked by he continued to sing, while looking right at me. He stayed around just long enough to take this photo. I took a step forward to get a better shot but he swiftly flew away.

I took a whole lot of other interesting photos today, despite it being pretty dark due to the cloud cover. I think I’ll save those photos for another day though, rather than share them all right here like I did in yesterday’s post. You never know when you’re going to have a day with bad weather or something, preventing you from getting decent shots. I like to have extra photos from previous days that I can use, just in case.


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 78/365

Day 78

Right off the bat I want to say that you need to do yourself a favor (if you like seeing my pictures, that is) and check out this post I just now wrote on my Patreon page. It’s free for everyone (as the vast majority of my posts are!) to check out, and I made it simply because I had a hell of a time picking out my favorite photograph for the day, so I cheated and posted them all on Patreon (7 images in total). Besides, it gave me a good excuse to catch up with my wonderful and generous patrons to let them know what I’ve been up to.

Some days I struggle a little bit while I try to find a single photograph to share as my daily image. Today it was kind of the opposite as I had 7 that I really liked! You see, I’m kind of tying days of the year so a single image. I don’t know why, but it’s very important that I pick the correct photo that represents how I felt for that day, where I traveled to get the shot, and the weather too. It’s not a rule or anything, and I don’t set out to try and do that for every single day, but when I get home and look over everything, I want to make sure it’s a good shot that has some meaning.

Anyways, today there was meaning in 7 photographs! I narrowed it down from like 20+ to start, and even a lot of those were really good. In the end a lot of ’em looked similar to others but just weren’t quite “there”, or I felt it would be too much work to crop and re-color them in order to get them as good as I’d like.

Anywho, today was a good day. I’ve been sick for a couple weeks but I’m on the mend 🙂

I know tomorrow is gonna be even better, even though tomorrow isn’t my birthday anymore!


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 77/365

Day 77

This is still my favorite tree.

I felt well enough today to actually go outside and take a few pictures. I feel that I’m slowly getting over this cold, or flu …or whatever it was. Which is terrific. It was nice to sit around for a few days and pretty much do nothing but watch new TV shows, but I have some projects that I need to work on, and I haven’t updated my Patreon page with anything in over a week!

I shared a few other photo artwork things that I thought were pretty neat. It was nice not only going out and taking pictures, but spending a little more time in Photoshop messing around with some stuff. So check those out here on my Instagram! I think they’re pretty good 🙂


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 76/365

Day 76

I haven’t been outside very much in a couple days as I’m still feeling pretty sickly. I have a feeling I’m on the mend? Maybe? I don’t know really, but I certainly hope so. A few symptoms have gone away, but now I’m just overly tired and my head hurts a bit. I’m trying a bunch of various herbal teas, and trying not to go too crazy on the Advil! Anywho, I’m well enough to sit at my laptop and draw my little photo doodle, and type a few paragraphs up!

This photo I chose for today was from a few days ago, and I don’t believe I shared it anywhere. I feel like I’ve taken photos like this one a bunch of times, so that’s probably why I didn’t choose it for my daily photo when I took it. Though, I’m sure I just had something I liked more at the time. Personally, I really love taking photos at dawn even though I haven’t been able to do that very much yet. The year is still young!


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 75/365

Day 75

No matter how sick I am, there’s no getting off of this train I’m on. That’s what I think of when I look at this photo. I’m still doing my post for the day, despite how much I want to sit here and do nothing.

I saw on the Patreon message boards that some people were talking about doing a 100 day challenge, where you create artistic work for 100 days in a row. I wrote a pretty lengthy (and somewhat rambly) comment about how I did my 2014/15 creative habits project for 365 days in a row, and how I’m working on a new one now. I finished by saying how it effected me after I completed it by helping to keep me productive!

I got a reply from someone today, thanking me for sharing my story. What I wrote made them want to try something like this, and they specifically mentioned that it helps knowing that I was more productive after finishing.

Cool stuff! Seems I’ve inspired someone!

Day 75 done! Gotta keep the train rolling.


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 74/365

Day 74

Thanks to my cousin Chris, I was able to get a ticket to go watch our local hockey team, the Sarnia Sting, play their last home game of the season. They’re the team in black and yellow shown in the photo above, and they won the game 4-2.

You’ll see #97 up close in the photo above on the opposing team; he’s a prospect player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL team that I follow. So I was watching him closely and though both him and his team didn’t play all that well, I always knew when he was on the ice. He seemed to be faster than all the other guys, and I hope he someday makes it to the NHL so I can watch him compete with the big boys in the big league.

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Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 73/365

Day 73

This photo is best viewed in full-screen as it holds an incredible amount of detail!

Today’s shot is one of my favorites so far because – keeping in mind that I’m no expert – I feel this image has really great composition overall. As far as I can tell, at least. Of course the pine-cone is the main focus, but there’s also a lot of other details going on, with not a lot of empty space.

The detail is pretty incredible when viewed in full, actually. And to be completely frank, I’m not even sure how I got this image. I took almost 50 photos when I was out there (yesterday), and it was so snowy and cold that for most of the time I wasn’t able to see exactly what I was shooting. I was more worried about keeping the wet snow off my camera, then what I was taking pictures of.

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