09 January 2008

ABC-Along 2008

As of January 19, membership in the Flickr group is closed and no new members will be added to the blogroll.  The Ravelry group will remain open (kind of an experiment, and also because it can't be limited or closed), so check it out.

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Home of the ABC-Along 2008.  Get your cameras ready!!  Use any of these buttons, if you'd like; be sure to save them to your own computer/server.


Abc_2008_button_2This is a very loosely run whatever-along ship, so the "rules" are pretty simple:  It's a year-long group where participants post a photo to their blog and/or (if blogless) the ABC-Along 2008 Flickr Group every two weeks to correspond with a letter of the alphabet; there is also an ABC-Along 2008 Ravelry Group.

Photos should reflect the personality of the photographer; the subject should be of importance or meaning to them; photos can be related to fiber, but it is not required.  Post at least one photo in each 2-week period to match the corresponding letter of the alphabet. There are 52 weeks in a year and 26 letters of the alphabet, allowing 2 weeks per letter (Weeks 1&2=A, Weeks 2&3=B). Example: - "A" is for... Alaska, asparagus, alpaca, astronomy... Whatever you choose, it should have some meaning for you.

ETA:  My intent – what I had in my mind – was ONE well-chosen THING and ONE well-chosen PHOTO to represent each letter; possibly several other photographs to illustrate and explore that thing, but not TWENTY different things for each letter.  Choosing only one subject forces one to think and be disciplined.  What is the BEST representation of YOU for a given letter?  What is the best way to portray it, frame it, shoot it?  I did not choose my words very carefully, however, and left the door wide open to post a number of different things for each letter (neither is there a limit to the number of pictures that can be uploaded).  I'm not going to change the "rules," but the intent is something to keep in mind and I think, in the end, it would be a much more meaningful body of work, both as a whole and as a representation for each participant.

That being said, it's a loose ship and the most important thing is to have fun, so... HAVE FUN!  If there are any questions, please contact me via Flickr (Vicki Knitorious) or Ravelry (knitorious) or by email (vknitorious @ gmail . com).

Here's the posting schedule.

A = January 1 to 19
B = January 20 to February 2
C = February 3 to February 16
D = February 17 to March 1
E = March 2 to March 15
F = March 16 to March 29
G = March 30 to April 12
H = April 13 to April 26
I = April 27 to May 10
J = May 11 to May 24
K = May 25 to June 7
L = June 8 to June 21
M = June 22 to July 5
N = July 6 to July 19
O = July 20 to August 2
P = August 3 to August 16
Q = August 17 to August 30
R = August 31 to September 13
S = September 14 to September 27
T = September 28 to October 11
U = October 12 to August 25
V = October 26 to November 8
W = November 9 to November 22
X = November 23 to December 6
Y = December 7 to December 20
Z = December 21 to December 31/January 3, 2009

And here's the ABC-Along 2008 blogroll:

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