Fauna, Flora, Faces and Places -- My 365 Journey

365!!!!! Whooooooooo-hooooooooooooo!!! I finally made it! I would never have done this without the encouragement and support of my friends and followers here. You folks are truly the best, and I count myself lucky for having shared this experience with you. So much talent, humor, respect and kindness, all couched here on our little patch of cyberspace. It's been great getting to know so many of you, and I've made some amazing friendships in the process. THANK YOU!!!!!

There's so much more I want to write, but it's nearly 4 am and I am exhausted! I've been working on this video for way too many hours. I hope you enjoy it....a year of photos in under 4 mnutes!

I'm going to take a bit of a break, maybe post here and there but probably not daily until after the holidays. Jenn and I are doing an art show in December and we have a lot of printing to do, and hopefully even make a new gourd mask or two before the sale. This project has commandeered so much of my free time this past year, and now that it's over i'm going to take it a lot easier. I'll post what I want from whenever i want, and no stress! I want to work on other projects like video and making gourd art and maybe even read some books!

But for sure I'll be around....and thanks again....you all seriously rock!

Love and Peace,

Heather

P.S. The song in the video is called Lost in my Mind by "The Head and the Heart" -- love them!

P.P.S. Best viewed full screen!

Congrats Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done on the 365 shots, and there are so many beautiful pictures you have taken. Really appreciated your comments and I hope you enjoy your well-earned break. Do come back tho!! :) How did you do the video of the pictures BTW?
October 16th, 2011  
Unfortunately I cannot open your video since YouTube is blogged in China but that doesn't matter ... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You made it ... Yeah!! You can be proud and. You"ll have always a great momery of a very challenging but productive year!
October 16th, 2011  
Congratulations to you! Your project is so awesome and I looked forward to seeing your shots every day. I hope to see you again from time to time but understand that there are many more things to do - you're so talented so I'm sure there will be lots of cool things happening! I'll miss you!
October 16th, 2011  
This video is friggin awesome, I love it! Great music and seeing all your wonderful photos again is fantastic. Congratulations on completing your year, it has been a pleasure following you - you are very talented. I wish you all the luck in the world for whatever you take on next and I look forward to catching up whenever you post again.
October 16th, 2011  
Heather - This is an amazing composition of your creative work. A huge hug and congratulations to you on your accomplishments. You are such a gifted and talented artist. I look forward to your images every day. Glad to hear that you are taking some time to be creative in other ways but will look forward to your return when you have a chance. Best of luck in your endeavors. You are a true artist! (FAV)
October 16th, 2011  
Yay :) incredible work, Heather. Congrats.
October 16th, 2011  
You are an INCREDIBLE artist!!!! This is beyond inspiring!!!!! You make me want to go out and take different photos...to branch out from my "style".
Love your work!!! FAVOURITE 4 sure!!!!
October 16th, 2011  
Congrats Heather! Love your work, you have so much talent & skills!
October 16th, 2011  
you rock!
October 16th, 2011  
WOW! Heather, congrats on the video & the 365 completion :D
I'm so happy you became my friend and wrote such amazing comments on my pages but I'm really going to miss you now you're not going to be around so much.
Have an awesome rest of the year & enjoy..........hope to catch you again some time :)
THIS HAS TO BE A FAV!!!!
October 16th, 2011  
You are an amazingly sweet and lovely person, not to mention talented, and I'm glad I have gotten to 'know' you on here. Mwah! P. S. Song is one of my favs. :)
October 16th, 2011  
Great video, Heather. Having only been on 365 for a short while, it has been a privilege to wonder through your wonderful album. Innovative, whimsical and always top-notch. Have a great one!!!
October 16th, 2011  
P.P.S. How freaking awesome are all of your shots!!! Every one.
October 16th, 2011  
Hey there lady.. fan tab U los vid..... love your shots...
congrats on 365, and glad you will be staying on ...... even if it is as a stalker;....
October 16th, 2011  
Felicidades, Heather! The video is superb -- I love that the photos change to the same beat as the song. Such a giant kick to go back through all your photos, so wonderfully processed. It's been quite a year, and I know you'll enjoy a bit of free time now. Good you'll pop back in to 365 now and then.
October 16th, 2011  
WOW WOW WOW!! You are one very talented photographer! I absolutely LOVE your work, and your video is a beautiful tribute to your project. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing. You have inspired me beyond words!!!
October 16th, 2011  
Wow Heather, this is just terrific. Congratulations on finishing your year!You are so creative, your work inspires me every day to be a better photographer. So glad you are still going to post! I'd miss seeing your work too much if you didn't.
October 16th, 2011  
((((Hug)))) and kisses !!Good luck and hope 2 see u soon----!!
October 16th, 2011  
Oh, wow, Heather!!! Congratulations on finishing your project and for sharing your amazing photos with us through this fantastic video!! It's awesome and I love that song! I am sure glad to hear you will still be around, but understand taking it more easy. I sure will miss your daily pics, but look forward to seeing your photos when you can!!! Good luck to you and Jenn on your art show! Sounds like it will be great!
October 16th, 2011  
What do I say - boo hoo. Oh no! I can't believe this. She's going, going...But wait, she's not gone. She says she'll be back. Hurrah!!! Seriously Heather, what a wonderful experience I've had looking at your work, which is inspiring, educated, artistic and professional to the highest degree. Just saying congratulations doesn't seem enough but I don't have a dictionary or thesaurus to hand to find other mighty expressions. Your comments have always been greatly appreciated and taken to heart by me and everyone else, I'm sure, so get in that rest, get your art show together, read a book or too (hey, I've got one coming out in the new year about my life as a journalist and - on second thoughts, it will probably be hopeless so forget I said that) and then drop us a picture or too. Please. Can't look at your video right now as it's midnight in Sri Lanka and I have to get up at 3am to catch a flight. But I'll relax and watch it at the earliest opportunity. So for now, good luck and, well, a huge thank you.
October 16th, 2011  
I'm all choked up, Heather! I cant believe you are finished with your project! Congrats! Your work is amazing! You have been so inspiring! Congratulations again, Heather! I'm looking forward to your random posts! Good luck with your show!
October 16th, 2011  
Absolutely speechless! You have a beautiful wow 365 album - it's been a pleasure to follow and learn from you. Congratulations Heather - and good luck with your art show and other things to come.
October 16th, 2011  
awwwwwwwwwwww can't believed you've finished..I'm getting all sad that so many are finishing. I'm so glad I came across you on here, you have one of the best projects on here and i'm going to miss your posts. Good luck with everything chixadee!!! x
October 16th, 2011  
WOW !!!! This is freakin Awesome Heather. Love the song. I absolutely love your work.
October 16th, 2011  
Ditto all above. Freakin' awesome body of work, each image a true work of art--yay you!!
October 16th, 2011  
Congratulations on 365!!! ...and beautiful video to end your project with :-) I have enjoyed all your pictures and know that you will make a success of whatever you do, glad that you are not going to disappear.
October 16th, 2011  
omg omg omg!!!!! congratulations, my friend. i am so lucky to have made your acquaintance, I feel totally blessed, inspired, and encouraged by you. I would love to come to your show if I can make it happen. We''ll be in touch for sure. xoxoxo oh, and, btw, this is freakin AWESOME.
October 16th, 2011  
and one more thing, that song makes me feel like weeping.
October 16th, 2011  
You are amazing, Heather Pants. I love how you put all these wonderful images together, the song was perfect (created such awesome emotion), and I don't think I'll ever get used to how extremely talented you are. I'm honored to see photos in here that I can say, "I was standing next to the very talented Heather while she took this one!" :)
Each image is so good. We'll talk soon. Congrats! YOU DID IT!
October 16th, 2011  
@stepheesue oh no, it's really not a sad song! are you okay? and thanks for the super kind things you said.....now who feels like weeping? seriously, so lucky i am to have met you and others on here. what a great, if at sometimes trying experience! big smooches my friend!
October 16th, 2011  
I've seen a hell of a lot of talent in just under 4 minutes! What a super 365 Project!

All the best for your art show, Heather...

and so glad to hear we haven't seen the last of you around here because that would be a great loss! Take care my friend!
October 16th, 2011  
Congrats .... Sweet .... Love!!!
October 16th, 2011  
wonderful collection of images. You are such an inspiration to me. I'm so glad to have had the honor of meeting you and getting to know you through this journey. You are a truly beautiful person! Congrats on completing 365! See you soon!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
October 17th, 2011  
Out of all the people here on 365, I will miss you the most. You were one of the very first people I started following and one of the very first people to start following me. I gained so much creative inspiration from your work. Your shot that won the lines theme last year was one of the first I added to my favs colleciton. I know you'll still be around, but I will miss seeing your daily entries! Good luck with the art show and with celebrating 9 years with Heather next month (who knew we had the same anniversary month)! I'll be moving to California in the next few months, and I hope you don't mind that I'll definitely be looking you gals up once I'm out there! You are truly talented!! Keep doing what you do!!
October 17th, 2011  
Ohhhh nooo (for me) YAYAYAYAYYA! For you. I love your stuff.
October 17th, 2011  
An awesome journey over the past year.....you are such a great artist, every photo has impact. Congratulations!
October 17th, 2011  
Stunning video. I'm going to have to go back and go through all your photos at a slower pace! Still want to get together for a photo shoot. Congrats.
October 17th, 2011  
Congratulations, Heather! You must feel so proud. Loved watching the slide show - have watched it twice already. I will look for your posts and do hope you return on a regular basis. Good luck with the art show. Following your work and getting to know you through this community has been great and I have so appreciated your kind comments over the past year. Peace to you.
October 17th, 2011  
Way to Go!! Quite the accomplishment. Glad you are not leaving us entirely!
October 17th, 2011  
This brought me to tears! I love your work--it's so varied and all perfectly presented. I have been in such a slump as of late and looking at all your photos makes me want to strive harder and try more things. You are such an artist and have such a great creative spirit--you really inspire me Heather. Please e mail me info about the art show--I may have to take a long drive to clear my head soon. Big love to you and congratulations Heather! Keep in touch and keep snapping! :-)
October 17th, 2011  
p.s. I meant worker theme, but I'm just going to assume you knew what I meant. haha
October 17th, 2011  
Congratulations!!!!!! You're a multi-talented artist. Your photos are so uniquely beautiful. I love your creative use of iPad and the apps. Please share yr photos with us from time to time. Good luck with the show.
October 17th, 2011  
Big congratulations for finiishing the project, Heather! I'm glad you made it through but not glad I won't be seeing you as often. :( You were one of the first I started following on 365 and are an amazing inspiration. Your photos and processing are always wonderful! Good luck with the other projects your working on! Peace and health to you! :)
October 17th, 2011  
Inspiration!!!! your work is amazing Heather and I am sure you have inspired many of us here on 365 with your fabulous photos. and I love Head and the Heart, fabulous band...
October 17th, 2011  
CONGRATULATIONS on finishing your project! I loved following your work Heather...you have truly been an inspiration to me...thanks for all the great pictures and for all of your encouraging words! Best wishes to you in everything you do! :)
October 17th, 2011  
Congratulations you have an amazing body of work and the video is awesome. I would love to come and see your art show I love your work, it is so varied and creative you are a true artist. And did I mention how generous of spirit you are by sharing your knowlege with us. I understand how you need a break just don't forget about us. Love you.
October 17th, 2011  
Huge congrats on finishing...I'm only 90 days away and cant believe I've actually made it this far! Your work is fantastic. All the best to you for the future...look forward to seeing you back here soon :)
October 17th, 2011  
Heather, That is absolutely fantastic!!! You have extraordinary talents!! What a record of your artistic sensibilities!
October 17th, 2011  
congrats my dear friend...love all of your work...you know what a huge fan i am my dear....WOW...that damn sugar mill....take me to your leader....i love ya girl...see you soon...really soon, i hope.. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
October 18th, 2011  
Teary eyed, impressed and so glad to have you as a friend. I look forward to when we get to meet. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
October 18th, 2011  
Congratulations!!!
October 18th, 2011  
Way to Go! One year wrapped up in four beautiufl minutes, not sad but absolutly lovely. I mean what a wonderful way to always remember this year. You Rock and I Love your work.
October 19th, 2011  
Congrats on finishing, Ive so enjoyed your pictures and so look forward to when you pop back in!
October 19th, 2011  
Your video was so beautiful, I saw so many photos i loved in the past year. You made art, you made happy photos, emotional photos, you made your year in photos cool. I am so proud of you, so happy to had the chance to meet you my friend.
Congratulations!
October 19th, 2011  
ditto what Alecio said. This made me cry. So beautiful and amazing and much needed in this world!
October 23rd, 2011  
I loved your end of the year video! Awesomeness all around. You are such an artist and I'm really glad you'll be sticking around, Heather!
October 23rd, 2011  
Well done for making the full 365 Heather. I have loved watching what you do with your pics. So near the end myself.... must get my head in gear and update my uploads. Congrats!!!!!!
October 24th, 2011  
Heather, Heather, Heather!!! Look at all that talent rolled into a wonderful package! Thank you for sharing that with us and bringing us lucky 365 peeps into your world - you have wonderful passion and gentleness that shines through in your work - truly a genuine person, who I have loved getting to '365-know'. Congratulations on the 365 accomplishment. Hope you have a proud smile on your face when you look through your year of photos. (And I had a little smile when I saw that flippin' frog flash by!) xxx
November 1st, 2011  
@canberrabec LOL bec, i smile every time i see that picture! not nearly as impressive as mid-air flying splits i know, but a good time! and i feel the same wayt about you my dear....if you ever come to california, please let me know, i would love to show you around my part of the world!
November 1st, 2011  
OH MY GOSH this was wonderful to watch! Congratulations on finishing this project! Thank you for sharing your art with us here on 365. It was always a pleasure to see what you'd come up with next! :D Thank you for your comments on some of my photos. You are truly an amazing, inspirational, genuine person, Heather. I will definitely miss your regular posts!!! but I'll pop in often enough just to check in.

All the best
xxx
December 4th, 2011  
Oh wow, Congratulations, you are an inspiration.
December 7th, 2011  
This is so great! Very glad you spent the hours on it! Congrats on finishing your project and all the best for 2012!!! :-)
December 28th, 2011  
Heather, are you still around?! Didn't see you on fb anymore, and was worried!
January 20th, 2012  
Just found this video and boy, do I miss you! You have so much heart dear and it comes across in all your work, images and video. Thank you for sharing your world. Congratulations on finishing and hope to see you work from time to time... xx PS, that piano key note must have driven you mad ;)
February 26th, 2012  
Wow Miss H. This is awesome. Your talent for capturing beauty is amazing. Your music choice is wonderful. There's a reason people come into each others lives... and we are thankful for you and Jenn for having come into ours. I look forward to seeing what other beautious things you will share!
January 9th, 2015  
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