WOO HOOOOO!!!

But darnitall, due to technical difficulties, I was unable to load what I had in store for my "final" 365 post. Guess I need to stick around at least another day--So stay tuned tomorrow as I hope to have my software issues resolved by then... ;-)

Edit: Here's what this day was supposed to be...
http://365project.org/aikiuser/365/2011-09-23

Soooo... Living up to my own goal of shooting each day and posting an image from that same day turned out to be much harder than I would have thought! But with a few recent exceptions during vacation, at least I can be fairly satisfied with my efforts to do so. Along the way I posted a few nice ones, a few not so nice ones, lots of "I don't know what I'm doings" and gobs and gobs of "what the hell am I gonna shoot at 11:00 pm again?'s"! (It does make one look at all the silly nick-knacks in one's home a bit closer!)

Most importantly, though, I'd like to send out my very sincere and ginormous THANKS!! to all you fantabulous peeps out there who have ever taken the time to visit my images and all the incredibly gifted, funny, powerful, creative folks who's photos and commentary I have so very much enjoyed and been in awe of, (there are far too many of you to even begin to mention) you have made my 365 experience one I have cherished. I don't know that my photography has much improved over the year, and it certainly was agonizing at times submitting less than stellar work, but the virtual friendships (and even a few new "live" ones!) have made the efforts incredibly special. I'd have done anything to have more hours in the day to devote to better connecting with each of you, to be able to comment on every single image I enjoyed, and to reciprocate even a little bit of what I've received from you all. I mean it when I say, "You 365ers totally ROCK ! ! !"

And of course, huge thanks as well to Ross, who has done a magnificent job maintaining this amazing site--truly a colossal effort and one I very much appreciate. You da man!

Oh, and yes, if anyone cares I will be continuing to post. But NO I will not be holding true to my one-a-day, same-day rule! After taking more time in the next few days and the weekend to do some more much needed catching up with you all, I will most likely spend more time revisiting some of the thousands of images I've got sitting idly on my PC just waiting for some attention.

Warm hugs to you all--and again, THANKS for all your incredible support. I do love this place!

Peace, Jenn (aka AikiUser)


great collage love it and congrats :) glad you are sticking around and not leaving too
posted September 23rd, 2011  
wow congrats on finishing your year and hurrah that you're staying around!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congrats!!!!! I can't wait to see what you have for day 366
posted September 23rd, 2011  
congratz jenn!!! =)
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Wonderful and congratulations for making the 365!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Wow, congrats Jenn for a job well done!! I'm so glad you're sticking around with us. Cheers!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations !!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Cool collage to finish Jenn - with you finished that means mine is close too - I think another 30 days. Well done - love your stuff even though I've not been about so much to comment lately...it kinda starts taking over huh?! well done to ya and look forward to seeing your continuing work :o)
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations dear Jenn!!! What an accomplishment! I have sincerely looked forward to seeing your photographs during the time I have been following you because I am very rarely disappointed in them. Always beautiful or interesting because of the comments and/or techniques. SO GLAD you're staying on! I've always wanted to know how everyone does that 365 collage... yours is particularly nice! Well done!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
NOOOOOOO please don't go!!! I love seeing your inspirational images. I DEMAND you stay for another year!!! Oh yeah... another great shot!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations!! Yay for you!!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Oh,its mine soon too! Well,365th day...but not 365 photos yet ,so I;m staying till then...he he he! Don't leave us yet,Jenn!!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
And now ,having read all your post... I am in tears. You are an incredibley talented woman and I do so understand how difficult it must be to post work that you consider to be not quite up to muster.Not like the 'happy hopefuls' like me! But I can honestly say your immense creativity has delighted me all year,and I am so relieved you are staying on.I admire you in being able to lower your artistic bar in the spirit of this wonderful forum! You see, you'll come up with some great stuff now!!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congrats, and I think we will all be glad to have you stick around.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
A HUGE congratulations on making it to 365!!! I look forward with anticipation to more of your fabulous artistic endeavors. I love your work. So glad to hear you will continue to share with the project.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations and I love this 365 pic that you've done and I'm so very happy that you're sticking around, just loving your pics so you CANNOT LEAVE...xo
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations - it's been a pleasure to follow you. Believe it or not - I'm sure you'll be back, sooner, rather than later :) I found after completing my first year (on my own) - the next 9 days without pic-of-the-day - something was missing and that is when I found 365 and haven't looked back. I really am hooked on the concept and now I have you guys to connect with too - it's even better. Whatever you decide - here's wishing you all the very bestest best - keep shooting ;)
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations on finishing! Love your collage!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations! Love your final shot but curious what you really had in mind.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
You did it, Jenn, and you did it with grace, flair, humor, and integrity. How special it's been to have participated in 365 with you. And I love you 365 days out of the year.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations! This was a clever way to finish your project!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations. :)
posted September 23rd, 2011  
congratulations.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congrats! And I am glad to hear you are not going away, I would have missed seeing your work.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Jenn!!! Wow! Congratulations! Don't stop posting your photos! Big love and keep snapping!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congrats!! Very glad that you are sticking around! Creative shot!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
peace out dude.. and glad you will be lurking .... congrats on making the 365... :) love you !!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations to you, Jenn!!! What an accomplishment. (now will I see more of you on flickr?) I'm at 49%, it's a slow go.......
posted September 23rd, 2011  
CONGRATS and even happier to know that you won't be leaving us...can't wait to see what you are cooking up for us.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Huge congrats to your 1st 365 & I look forward to your next :)
It's been fantastic following you & I've learnt a lot and really enjoyed our virtual friendship, am looking forward to it continuing!!
Yo! Don't forget that Cape Town is on your and Heather's bucket list so we expect to see you sometime in the future years :D
posted September 23rd, 2011  
THANK YOU!!!! You have been an inspiration and a bright light and I hope you don't go away, my friend. OH, and Congratulations - one full year is nothing to be sneezed at.
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations---((((hug and kisses)))))---hope there will be 365 part 2--ok ?
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
can´t think in a better way to celebrate, Jen! This is awesome! I´m sure we´ve all learned a lot from you and enjoyed your amazing work. Keep doing it, please. We need your inspiring shots! Congratulations, girl!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Fantastic you!
posted September 23rd, 2011  
Congratulations Jenn and great collage.
So glad you are continuing on.
posted September 24th, 2011  
Congratulations. I've enjoyed following you and hope to continue seeing your work on this site in the year to come.
posted September 24th, 2011  
Beautiful! Congratulations on reaching the end....now enjoy the free time to post whenever you like and whatever you like!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Congratulations! Love the final collage and so happy to hear that you are hanging around and continuing to post when you can!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Congratulations on making it to the 365. I'm getting there and hope to stay with it. Great shot for 365. Clever and creative.
posted September 24th, 2011  
Yay!!!!! Congrats Jenn!!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Jenn, Congratulations on 365. I'm more than thrilled that you will continue.
posted September 24th, 2011  
GRATS! This made the PP =)
posted September 24th, 2011  
Oh, I am so happy to see your final photo here, I just finish the video, and it was a trip, I saw many photos that helped me shape my project, that inspired me so much, you knew that already. You were one of my biggest inspirations to do HDR. I don't think I am ever going to be satisfied with my photos like I was "wow" with yours. You have lots of classic stuff in your project.
Overall you have a beautiful and diversified project.
Thank you so much for all inspiration and congratulations, xoxoxo!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Your video is awesome! Congratulations!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Very Cool! Congrats!!
posted September 24th, 2011  
This is so awesome!! Congratulations!
posted September 24th, 2011  
YIPEEE!! YAY!! YOU DID IT! way to go jenn! fantastic job this year!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Way to go! Love your words, so true!
posted September 24th, 2011  
Big congrats, Jenn! I loved following your project and so glad you're staying on! :)
posted September 24th, 2011  
omg congrats...i was getting scared reading this thinking you were done...Year two baby...is great NO RULES!!!!!!! it is a beautiful thing. I know that we would stay friends with or without this site, but happy that i can still get a piece of you everyday.... you work, as you know has inspired me from the beginning. you are extremely talented, you have an amazing eye and a great gift. xoxoxxo
posted September 24th, 2011  
You're awesome!!! I am glad you're sticking around. Congrats on 365!
And....BOOMER! Getting ready to head to campus to start the tailgating.
posted September 24th, 2011  
@krazykatt Well, since you demand I stay, I guess I'd better! Thanks so much for your wonderful support! :-D
posted September 25th, 2011  
@jjsooner THANKS, Jennifer! ...and just got done watching the game.
BOOOOMER SOOOONER ! ! !
posted September 25th, 2011  
Congrats! How did you do this, I'd like to do something similar when I get there.
posted September 25th, 2011  
Awesome shot to finish your year of shots with. I have so enjoyed following your journey... and being inspired along the way! Awesome!!!!
posted September 25th, 2011  
Congrats! Just starting out so it's cool to see someone made it all 365 days. Look forward to seeing more!
posted September 26th, 2011  
Congrats! So glad I got to meet you and follow you and that I get to continue to follow you! xoxo
posted September 26th, 2011  
Congrats Jenn. So pleased you are going to continue.
posted October 15th, 2011  
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