Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monthly project: Jumping in Puddles

Yes. I know. I haven't posted my response to the last project yet. I promise I'm not being lazy, I've just been incredibly busy.

This week is the last week of semester; it also happens to be a week at work when we're one person down and it's my role to pick up the slack (which is fine, it's just bad timing!). I will say this: if you're thinking of studying while working full time, I urge you to reconsider! It's insane. But then I do have a habit of biting off more than I can chew...

Anyway, my point is (I've also always been good at waffling on and getting distracted from my main point) that I do have an idea, it's just still in my head. Hopefully I'll be able to get it on paper in the next couple of weeks.

My other point is this: this month's project is Jumping In Puddles.

It's been raining quite a bit on and off in Sydney in the last few weeks, so I've spent a lot of time avoiding puddles because I'm wearing the wrong shoes, when I really just want to jump in them. I love rain. And I love puddles!

Perhaps serendipitously, it started pouring and pouring when I was out to dinner with a friend last night. King Street in Newtown, which is where we were eating, is a watershed, that is, a ridge or crest dividing two drainage areas, so when it rains there are often small rivers running down the street. As you can see from the photo above, this was definitely the case last night!

I desperately wanted to jump in that huge flowing puddle but, again, I was wearing the wrong shoes. If only gumboots weren't so cumbersome! I'd carry them around just in case.

So responses to this month's project will be due on Monday 6 July.

Looking forward to seeing them!


  1. Ooh, i like this theme. I have a few ideas floating around already :)

  2. this is gonna be a GREAT theme! i cannot wait!

  3. Great theme, Sophie! I'll try my best to come up with something.

    And I really appreciate your comment to my post "low irritant"! This is the time I need support from fellow creatives.

    You take care too with your work / study schedule.

    Hope that I'll be back on track in a week or two ... :D

  4. sounds great Sophie. I have been caught out by the downpours on king street a few days over the last few weekends. I didn't realise it rained that much on Tuesday night, i was in the vanguard and by the time we came out the rain had stopped.

    hope to see you jumping in puddles all month :)

  5. i think i may have just scraped in by the skin of my teeth. but here is my jumping in puddles.