Posted by: Postordinandy | December 1, 2012

12twelve12 – come and join in

Last year I had an idea: invite people to take a photo on November 11th at 11:11am (ideally 11:11:11 am, actually). With my usual forward planning, I managed to completely forget to tell anyone about it until about a week to go…

Still, a good number of people responded to the clarion call, and in the end I got to see a truly fantastic selection of pictures – from the carefully created to the more randomly taken. I loved each and every one of them. You can see them all here.

http://photo111111.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/zoe111111.jpg?w=460&h=317http://photo111111.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/2011-11-11-11-11-35-e1321315382839.jpg?w=460&h=613

I enjoyed it so much that I decided to repeat the exercise, with a few tweaks, earlier this year. 10eleven12 was born, and in the end I was amazed and delighted to receive over 170 contributions(!) you can see the 144 pictures here and look here for the 23 written contributions, plus 3 blogs & 1 piece of music from written specially for it.

http://10eleven12uk.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/my-lovely-girlfriend-john-burwood.jpg?w=490&h=653http://10eleven12uk.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/here-come-the-girls-philip-ritchie.jpg?w=490&h=367

A lot of people took part, and lot of others told me they wish they had. So, that got me thinking…   I promise that I’ll not be doing this every month, but I have organised another chance to get involved in a simple and hopefully fun project.

12tweleve12 is again a slight tweak from the previous 2 projects. There is a FAQ post  where hopefully all the obvious questions are answered, but the summary is again pretty straightforward:

Contribute something that has been created on the 12th of December 2012, and is linked in some way to the number 12. Don’t panic about how ‘creative’ you need to be – if this works it will because there is a healthy mix of abstract, straightforward, amazingly clever and a-little-bit-dull-to-be-honest.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/15209_517180924967413_909434823_n.jpg

Please take part, and encourage everyone you know, and any random strangers you feel brave enough, to do likewise.

Thanks in advance for taking part in any way you feel able.

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