Sunday, January 6, 2008

Snap It - Subject One - Coffee Mug


Sure.
You might have tons of them in the cabinet.

And yes, you might use them all at one time or another.
But there is always that ONE that you prefer.

That one you will search in the dishwasher for as opposed to simply grabbing one off the shelf.

That one that is just a wee bit more popular than the others.

Whether its because it has sentimental value, because of who gave it to you or its just more visually appealing to you, it could be the most practical of the bunch, it could be your oldest one. It could be the newest one, but it has to be your favorite.

It might be so un-cute- even hideous -but for some reason its the one you are almost always sipping out of.
Maybe you get a Starbucks coffee every morning on the way to work. If that's the case - then that's your picture!

But please don't take a picture of the pretty hot pink polka dotted one when you know good and well that the one with the Gremlins on it is your favorite.


No posers allowed remember?!

Alternatives:
If you aren't a coffee drinker...think about another drink of choice.
Maybe you're an avid Diet Coke drinker, do you always reach for the same glass or cup? Do you prefer a McDonald's coke to go?
Do you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner?
What about a nice cup of hot tea at night before bed - curled up with a book?
Think about those mugs, those cups, those glasses and Snap It.


With these subjects, Be creative with your photo!!


Consider these ideas:
A photo of your mug where it most commonly sits (by your computer, on the kitchen island)
A photo of yourself drinking coffee with your mug.
A photo of your mug in the cabinet.
A photo of your to-go mug in your car's cup holder because you drink it on the way.
A photo of your mug in a crazy random place.
A photo of your mug filled with coffee/hot tea and next to the newspaper.
A photo of your mug on top of the book you are currently reading.
A drawing of your mug.

I have absolutely no doubts, NONE WHATSOEVER that you all are going to blow me away.
Here is some eye candy to inspire you and motivate you. (just in case you need it)


1. it.all.ends.with.a.good.coffee, 2. ° s t a r b u c k s °, 3. 516, 4. Stackacuppa, 5. Coffee Mug #2, 6. Stopping Gravity, 7. cowboy coffee, 8. morning tea, 9. The Drive to Work, 10. 100_0047, 11. my favorite mug, 12. shelly's mug, 13. Mugsly, 14. tea mug, 15. favorite mug, 16. FW: Smile!, 17. Coffee Mug, 18. Saturday Night Live Mug, 19. The Pessimist's Mug, 20. my favorite mug, 21. my favourite mug, 22. my favorite mug, 23. favourite tea, 24. My Froggy Mug, 25. my favourite mug - 23/365, 26. my favorite coffee cup., 27. kaffeeklatsch, 28. Every day is Friday, 29. Untitled, 30. Would you like some Coffee?, 31. Coffee Maker, 32. support your thirsty #388, 33. j o s i p h y, 34. j a v a, 35. pregnant mornings are wonderful, 36. Missed my coffee shots?

I really envision this blog, and this group to have photos from all over the world grouped together JUST like this.

But they will be ours - and we will learn about each other - and be inspired by each other.

*And I can't stress to you enough - As soon as possible after you take the photo, post it to the group. That way if you don't get around to the scrapbook page or journal entry for awhile - you have contributed to the big picture here! I want to see your mug!

So go snap it...go snap a picture of your most commonly used mug and upload it to our Flickr Group. Overlooked - Subject One

I will be back on the 14th - with loads of journaling ideas, prompts, and guidance . So all I'm asking for is that creative photo of your mug. (not your face, but what you pour your coffee in)

sipping coffee from MY favorite mug, aw

68 comments:

Courtney DeLaura said...

Can't wait.. off to snap away.
love you my dearest bestest!
Court

Sarah said...

on it.

yahoooooooo!!!

Georgia Visacri said...

love it, count on me!!

Patricia said...

Help! I took my photo & uploaded it to my flickr account ~ but how do I get it over to your group? I joined the group, but I don't know how to get my photo over there. I'm flickr challenged! Thanks, P.

Patricia said...

Finally figured it out . . . P.

Allison said...

coffee mug: check.
just added.

pakosta said...

very cooL~!
i snapped my photo but i don't know how to upload it to the group?!
thanks!
tara

Michelle said...

YaY...I have my best friend of the morning in my hand as we type this!

Christine said...

Just added my photo to the group :)

BlessedDaily! said...

did it... can't wait for the next prompt. thanks Ashley.

ahardy said...

super cool idea Miss Wren!
& i love how "doable" it is.
loaded it up @ FlickR just now.

Jody said...

This blog just made my day, AW!! LOVE the look and the brillance behind the eway you are encouraging people to be real and live for the little stuff that in the scheme of things is the biggest, most important stuff all along.
Thanks for sharing this blog. I plan to get in on the fun as much as possible! I hope it is loads of fun for you too.

tanya_williams said...

I can tell by Subject One, this is gonna be really fun. (didn't mean to go all rhyme-y on ya. Love it.

metrochic said...

aww yeah. all over this today!

michelle said...

this is gonna be so fun!

sarah.b said...

ff to snap a shot right now!!!!!

staceyfike said...

done.

A.S.K.-P. said...

LOVE your shot!

michelle raMirez said...

yep.
doing this now.
and all the details and ideas on this post...outrageous.

I know i am gonna love doing these!!
thanks.

Jessica F said...

hehe, I do coffee, green tea, and wine all in a day ;) I've got lots of coffee cup shots, but can always use another- so excited to play along! xo

Andrea said...

Ash this is too perfect!!!!!
My *tea* cup is going to love getting her picture taken :)

Lara said...

cool - will need 2 shots for this one :-) one of my fave cups for espresso & one of my fave cups for instant coffee :-)

Angie said...

Wow I just found out about this blog and after looking around I am so glad to be here. I can't wait to get snap my picture and share it with you!

Dana said...

oh, i love mugs--i drink it all out of mugs--how can i pick just one?? Although I do have one in mind...

Vivian said...

Yay!! what a GREAT start!! everything starts with a good coffee at my place haha ;)

Kim said...

Here's mine....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilliefaith/2176253035/in/pool-629710@N21/

I love seeing all the mugs so far!

Bekka said...

I just posted on Flickr! Thanks so much for the prompt -- this was fun, and it brought back a lot of memories!

Michelle said...

How cool! I love your blog already! i took a photo last night without even knowing about this challenge. I am so happy you posted alternatives since I am not a coffee drinker. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth said...

this is such a cool idea. thank you for leading us on this journey!

bohmbim said...

just added mine! what a cool group of pix seeing a peek into everyone's daily life

Kellie said...

K, put mine up last night. Hope you can see it, hehe!!! :)

*divalicious

k8tykat said...

oh my oh my oh my!!

Kathy said...

Can you make me part of your Flickr group? (insert a begging smilie here)

Stacey said...

Very cool - I am loving this!! Just posted my mug (which I love). Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle*G said...

How fun is this! I've taken my picture and now I've got to upload it tonight! Can't wait to see everyone else's shots! :)

Amy said...

i've taken mine, but i'm unsure of where to post it. is there a flicr group? this is going to be fun!

Amy said...

okay i just realized there is a flickr group, but i'm unsure how to upload my photos into the groups. any help please. i'm kind of flickr challenged.

Karla said...

oooo this looks like fun!

I'm so in!!!

angela said...

uhu, my pic is there!!

kim brimhall said...

crossing my fingers that this will be easy after taking a whole year off:)

Lisa Damrosch said...

Thanks so much for doing this! I LOVE it!! I'm all loaded up on Flickr! Woo Hoo!

MJ said...

What a fun project! I'm not sure if I can commit to the whole duration but I am presently in albeit technologically challenged. I will be posting it to my blog tonight! I am so relieved that I have a decent cup (actually 4 identical!) that I use all the time! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm watching too!

Lisa said...

Done.. and can't wait for the next prompt :)

Lynne W said...

think I've now joined! off to take my photo now, then back to work out to upload it to here!

marsha said...

Just posted my (tea)mug!

Thank you,
Marsha.

Lynne W said...

done it!! loaded photo, only thing i've come up as sugarscrap1! still, its there! :)

Thinkie said...

This is gonna be sO cool, i'll go and figure out how to upload my mug!

http://weblog.thinkie.nl

2sweetmom said...

I did a little photoshoot of my mug last night, while reading the blog, and then uploaded my memory card ... and the funny thing is, I had a picture taken in the last week with my mug in the same spot (just not the main focus of the shot). It really is my fav :) mostly because it is huge!

Megan said...

I just uploaded my photo and I'm pretty excited. Not because it's a good photo (it's not, I don't have skills), but because one of my New Years resolutions was to join a challenge and come out of lurkdom. I'm a total newbie... Thanks for sharing your crazy talent!

Terri H said...

Just found this blog. Will be snapping my pic today.

Love the whole idea as well.

Have linked you in my blogroll.

Cat said...

Mine is posted! Thanks for the inspiration.

Vickie said...

What a wonderful idea!

Axel said...

Ok i think i managed to get it loaded lol.
This sounds like its going to grow into a great site, i think its a awsome idea....thanks carol

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22636556@N07/?saved=1

theres the link just incase it dosent work

Ashley said...

I just found this blog and joined the overlooked group at flickr today. I'm excited about this challenge!

Feenie said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. My mug is up!

Amber Nichole said...

snap is done.
jot is coming.
scrap...well that should be interesting.
i think i have forgotten how.
:o)

Ann said...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2351/2188031632_4d5a035909.jpg

Mine is on my flikr account above am so inspired by this concept - can't wait!

Stephanie said...

LOL at your comment on my cup!
you are so right ...thank God for Overlooked!!
thanks Ashley, mucho mucho fun so far!!!!!! LOVE looking at the groups photos. tons of inspo.

Stephanie aka choxiegirl

Sandra said...

Just got back from a short break away. Just taken a photo of my favourite cup with tea in it. I love this challenge.....thank you for the group.

Maria said...

Great idea!!
Can't wait to hear what's next!

Terri H said...

Just found the flickr group. Here is the link for my cup:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72922888@N00/2191055569/

Axel said...

cant wait for the next bit lol

Heather said...

hey ash!
you missed my photo, and i would love to know what you think. i never posted it here as a comment, but here's the link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14179431@N02/2175677360/in/pool-629710@N21/
you've got a great thing going here!

Violet said...

Exciting! I uploaded my photo to the flickr group. I love cups and the coffee it holds, looking forward to writing about it next.

ally said...

hi everyone

i have just found this blog. i have added my fave pic to the group on flickr and my blog.

paula clare said...

Here is a link to a valentines version of my mug o joe:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33814946@N00/2210413633/

~wenhether~ said...

I may be a little late....just added my pic to the flickr!!
Hugs,
Heather

MichelleStrachan said...

Love this! I'm joining late, so off to snap my coffee mug pic! Not sure how to upload to the group, but I did make a flickr account.