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Unfortunately I've lost reliable daily access to a computer for now so the best I can do is a bulk upload once a week, without much time for browsing and enjoying the work of all my fellow 365ers. I know its annoying for everyone and doesn't leave me with any chance to write the kind of reflective daily pieces I love. I'm not sure when things will change.

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My name is Carissa and I live in boring Idaho USA. I fell in love with photography in late 2007 and its been a part of me ever since. I'm an artist at heart and enjoy sculpting, photography, writing, and drawing. My photography subjects are often dolls or toys from my own collection but I also enjoy nature and all the neat things my boyfriend owns. All of my photos are taken with a simple outdated point and shoot, a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS I got for Christmas in 2011. I'm hoping to upgrade to a new point and shoot in 2018 but I'm not getting my hopes up.

And so begins year three! I've all but fallen off the face of the earth here on 365 because I've been so busy. I miss my friends here and seeing all of your wonderful work; I hope that 2018 brings me more time and ability to scroll through and see those glimpses into so many worlds. 2018 will be a year of change, hopefully a good year, and I have no idea where my project will go.

My project is equal parts photography, journal, and blog. 365 has rekindled my love of writing and that comes out in a lot of ways! Sometimes I'll talk about my day while other times I'll introduce you to a new doll, toy, or other interesting thing. I might even talk about things from my past or write a story one day. Other times I just don't feel like it and settle for a boring sentence. Its generally a bit random what happens after I start typing, haha!

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I tend to be very shy about commenting but I seem to fav up a storm every time I log in. When I do comment its usually about my biggest weakness: colors. Normally I don't thank people for following, but know that I do appreciate it! I love when people are interested in my work, but I'm still shy :P

As a note, all of my favs are most definitely genuine! I might fav because a photo has enchanting focus or lighting or color. Sometimes I fav because of a cute animal or cute kid (or cool bug). Often I fav because of a beautiful subject or location. Other times I fav because of a touching, interesting, or otherwise nice story. Sometimes I don't even know why I fav! I just liked the photo. When other people might leave a comment like "great shot", I fav instead.

I do my best to thank everyone who comments but sometimes my wrists are acting up at the time and I end up forgetting to do it later. Know that I do read and appreciate every single comment, probably multiple times :)

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Photos that made the Popular page can be seen here:
https://alexisbirkill.com/365project/popularpage/getuserdetails.php?username=claycameras

Since I find it interesting to keep track of, here's my Trending-only photos:
http://365project.org/tags/claycamerastrend

As I'm forgetful, you can find my theme or challenge winning photos here:
http://365project.org/tags/claycameraschallenge

And last but certainly not least, my curated photos:
http://365project.org/tags/claycamerascurated