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It's now 2017 and, in need of a kickstart to my mojo, I've decided to start another year of 365 as I found it a great incentive to creativity. Let's see how it works out!

I've now moved into a second year of 365 after a year of seeing my photography and creativity skills improve and after making a whole lot of new 365 friends along the way. I sometimes struggle against the clock to find time to get some good shots but I've so far managed a photo a day and am determined that I'll keep doing that, plus any extras I can manage. I feel bad sometimes that I don't manage to do as much commenting as I'd like and I really appreciate the people who take the time to look at and comment on my efforts. I plan to set myself some weekly challenges during this second year, just to add a bit of variety, so we'll see how that works out!

I'm an 'ex pat' Scot living in Derby in the East Midlands with my husband Pete ( @pjr on 365 ). I've been taking photographs since I was about 8 years old and had a Kodak Instamatic -and have now graduated to the Canon family Eos 650D and Powershot G12). In the last 5 years or so I've had more time to spend on photography as it dovetails very nicely with being a Grandma!
In the last couple of years my confidence has grown and I've started producing calendars, coasters, cards, fridge magnets (as well as canvases and prints) using my images and I sell these at Craft Fairs, which is generating a bit of extra income and allowing my photographs to be seen by a wider audience.
Not that I need much encouragement to take photographs, but I think the 365 project will push me to be a bit more creative, especially on days when the weather may not be great for outdoor photography!