Monday, 13th May 2019
Half way through #thecomplimentproject
Actually, we are over half way through the Compliment Project!
My goal is to create 99 compliment memes by July 02nd.
All the compliments are designed to focus on the impact people have, or attributes that you might admire.
There is only one guideline: the compliments do not focus on physical appearance or beauty.
The compliment in the image above was given to me by a friend.
That has been an unexpected side benefit of the compliment project!
Some of my friends have taken the time to identify compliments that resonated for them.
I have taken all the photos that I am using for the background to the memes.
All the ones that have the neon signs currently have been from an exhibition I went to with a friend at the Melbourne Immigration Museum.
That was part of the Love Exhibition which has now closed.
However, I am very interested in the tattoo exhibition that starts later this month.
I hope to drag one of my exhibition buddies out for that! 🙂
I did a week where I concentrated on using flower images from my back yard.
These next two photos were taken literally a year ago, on a trip orientated around family.
Both images are both from gardens along the Strand, in Townsville, Queensland.
I have no idea what kind of flowers these are – I think the white one is some kind of orchid… ?
Although I do *love* flowers, particularly the perfumed ones.. but I personally have a black thumb.
It’s something I am working on.
There are some very hardy indoor plants that I now seem to have kept alive.
Additionally, my outdoor potted plants seem to be doing ok.
It’s taken YEARS to get to this stage!
Sunsets and Sunrises
Transition points are something I love!
Sunset and Sunrise are two transition points that you can see on any day, without going anywhere.
It just requires the mindfulness of time, and the effort to step outside.
Above is a sunset from my front yard.
Below is a sunset from a walk on the beach with my dog and his best friend (another dog) and his best friend’s human companion.
It was one of my favourite walks, and we used to do it at least once a week.
Shapes and Features
Architectural shapes and features are something that I try really hard to take time to notice and appreciate.
This is the roof of one of the oldest railway stations in Melbourne; Flinders Street Railway Station.
Taking time to appreciate people, moments, and things: it is basically the theme of #thecomplimentproject.
The last two weeks actually got away on me, so this roundup includes an image from World Labyrinth Day.
I went down to McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, to walk the wonderful labyrinth there.
I was also able to write a few blog posts about World Labyrinth Day, so that also gives me a sense of achievement.
My memes have featured a number of my feline companions, past and present.
My animal companions are a huge part of my life, and if you follow this blog, you will probably already have a sense of that!
I am really enjoying this process – and I hope you are too!
Creating compliments that don’t focus on physical appearance is more of a challenge than I initially realized. Avoiding any reference to beauty is even harder!
It’s really concentrated my focus on the things people do, or who they are actually are as people, or how they make me feel.
It’s been seven weeks of daily compliments.
That’s 46 separate photos and compliments.
Do you have a favourite?
Do you have a suggestion?
Has #thecomplimentproject made you think about the people in your life?
Has it made you think about how you travel through the world?
I would love to hear your feedback!
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