Sunday, November 02, 2008

spt



i was in the middle of packing up my halloween stuff when i realized that i had not posted an spt challenge for november. isn't that how things happen this time of year? it is no surprise that on the day of halloween (not the day after mind you, but the day of), Christmas decorations had surreptitiously replaced the value-sized packages of orange-and-black clad candies.

and so we begin the procession of days, the countdown to the *perfect* holiday season. does anyone else wake up on november first, and feel like they're already behind the eight ball?

i can not think of a better way to embrace the path to the winter holidays, than to find ways to simplify. and so, we shall start here. the challenge for november is to simplify your self-portraits. each tuesday, take a self-portrait. and post it on your blog.

this month, our portraits will speak for themselves. at the end of four weeks, you will have four self-portraits that capture you in the moment. no doubt, you will be able to look back at your four self-portraits and notice subtle changes. you will remember little things about that day, just from the color of your cheeks, the play of light in the background, the gleam in your eye. what stories can you tell when you can't use words?

simple enough?

16 comments:

Amanda :-) said...

Dare I show my 'face' in the comments of a SPT-related post? I only wanted to say that I sat down tonight to think about our church Advent Fair and have immediately developed the mother of all stress headaches. I'm banking on everyone's November SPTs to keep me happy and destressed! :-]

lmerie said...

Now this IS a challenge. I don't think I can take self portraits . . .and be able to post them and breath! hehe

Ann said...

I am looking forward to taking part in my first SPT. Well, I am looking forward to the challenge! *I appreciate your comments on my blog. This is a lot of fun and a bit addicting.*

patsy said...

ya- lelly- you did it again! You come up with best ideas...!!!!

Megan said...

It's been so long since I've participated in SPT, I'm seriously going to try to do every Tuesday this month. It's simple right? I'm thinking I can commit if I don't have to write anything along with the picture.

Susan said...

Oh thank you Lelly. I love this idea of not having to think about it too much.

michelle said...

Yes, the perfect time for simplification in all things!!

Lene said...

I love this idea.

I can't wait to see everyone.

The monkey bunch said...

This will be a challenge. Thanks.

Amy said...

I'm going to keep it simple (a goal for more than blogging this month) & be there every Tuesday. Great plan!

Janiece said...

I am in...
After having my husband take a picture of me soundling like Chewy and posting it...I think I will be able to handle this. Before...NO WAY!

Jill said...

Simple, now there's an idea!

Lucy said...

Very simple. Now let's see if I remember to do it!

carlo said...

keep it simple-- bless you.

as always, creative genius. even making it simple is creative.

LOVE IT!!

Jenny said...

Just the challenge I needed. Perfect!

crystal said...

Oh Lelly-cakes, i LOVE you! This is a great SPT idea. Can't wait.