SHINE Photo+Design | focus52|2012 {week one} january 1 to 7
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focus52|2012 {week one} january 1 to 7

Here we go! A brand new year on your creative journey. What will 2012 bring to you this year?

For some of you, being here is a fresh start on a familiar project. For others, it’s a brand new project filled with possibilities! Whether you’re a returning 52’r or a first time member, I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me here this year.

The blog has a new look for 2012, and the focus52 section has been updated with the new guidelines and this year’s blog buttons (grab one!) but I thought I’d take a minute to go over the basics,

  • The weekly prompt and linkup will post here every Sunday evening.
  • The blog link-up and flickr pool will now be open all week instead of weekends only.
  • Photos MUST be taken during the current week. No archived photos. No submissions from the previous week. Please watch your dates.
  • You do NOT need to use the prompt in order to join in. The prompts are there for those who enjoy them, but this is your project, so please feel free to make it your own!

That’s about it, in a nutshell.

Let’s get to it, shall we? The prompt for this week, week one of focus52 for 2012 is …

A new year, a new project, something new that Santa left … the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination and creativity guide you!

Once you’re done, come back here and link up your work from this week (Sunday to Saturday, don’t forget!). Links must be to the direct URL of your actual work, not just to the site it’s posted in, and may be a link to your blog post or to your flickr photo. Also, please don’t link and run – try to find some time to visit at least a few of your fellow 52’ers. That’s half the fun! And don’t forget the flickr pool!

Remember, you do not need to use the prompt in order to come back here and share. We just want to enjoy what you have done :)

Have a great week! Happy New Year, everybody!

16 Comments
  • Gwen
    Posted at 00:02h, 02 January Reply

    I love the new look! And the first prompt is a good one, especially with the new toy I just opened from my husband for Christmas. :) Just gotta get my time management fixed so I can get better about processing and blogging. It’s a goal for the year (no resolutions for me, just goals).

    Happy New Year!

    • janice
      Posted at 01:36h, 02 January Reply

      Thanks Gwen! I’m loving the way it turned out too :)
      Can’t wait to see what Santa brought you!

  • maureen @ cottage 960
    Posted at 15:30h, 02 January Reply

    L.O.V.E. the new look here. And that icon? Inspired!
    I’m putting the Focus 52 on my list of photo projects for 2012.
    Cheers to a fabulous 2012 in photos.
    much love
    xo

    • janice
      Posted at 19:33h, 02 January Reply

      Back at’cha, girl!
      I’ll be keeping my eye on you ;)

  • Susana
    Posted at 02:04h, 03 January Reply

    Hi everyone!

    I am super excited to join you guys. From what I have seen in the pool I am going to learn a great deal this 2012 and if anything I think I am going to get very inspired by you.

    Happy shooting!

    • janice
      Posted at 10:36h, 03 January Reply

      Nice to see you here, Susana!

  • JennyO
    Posted at 10:16h, 06 January Reply

    I’m really excited to join, I started the process of 52 a few weeks ago but to have inspiration and be able to learn from others is an added bonus!

    • janice
      Posted at 17:46h, 06 January Reply

      Glad you’re here!

  • JillsyGirl
    Posted at 16:30h, 06 January Reply

    Love your new look! I promise I’ll be joining in soon! If not, just come akickin’ ;-)

    • janice
      Posted at 17:46h, 06 January Reply

      Count on it! LOL :p

  • Nordljus
    Posted at 12:18h, 07 January Reply

    I’m looking forward to join Focus52 this year (for the first time). Thanks for this challenge, Janice, it sounds like it’s going to be great fun, and very inspiring!

    • janice
      Posted at 15:55h, 07 January Reply

      I hope you have fun!

  • Tavia
    Posted at 11:22h, 08 January Reply

    Hey girl! You are so talented!! Your site is so pretty, I love the whimsy, colors & all those details you have put into it. Super job!! ….oh and great writing too!!
    …always thinking of you, wishing you good things ♥

    • janice
      Posted at 17:52h, 08 January Reply

      awwwww … thanks Tavia!
      I’m so happy you’re back. I’ve missed your wonderful work!

  • Chris Moraes
    Posted at 20:05h, 09 January Reply

    What days is the linkup tool going to be open this year? Last year we could still link up on Mondays, but it seems to be closed now, so I’m just wondering what the new schedule is. I’ll try to link up by Sunday from now on.

    • janice
      Posted at 20:30h, 09 January Reply

      LOL! Chris, did you read this post at all?
      It’s here, and in the sidebar, and over at the flickr group … have a read!
      Silly :p

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