Merry Merry Quite Contrary how does the story go?



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i don’t know if i’ve mentioned this once before (ok, a million times), but i love me a challenge.

as i mentioned in last week’s post, Aa found this website with pretty rad ideas for creative writing.  and while i can string a few sentences together here & there, it’s mostly in the forms of long winded, random rambles.  hello blog.  however, photography is my artistic love.  so, why not try to do all of them in photo form?

so here’s the list of 58 ideas that i am going to somehow translate into photographs…

  1. night-time
  2. a particular color
  3. being underwater
  4. a person whose life you’re curious about
  5. your mother’s perfume
  6. falling asleep or waking up
  7. growing older
  8. the feeling of getting lost in a book
  9. how to know if you’re in love
  10. a bad dream
  11. a ghost
  12. your city, town, or neighborhood
  13. an important life choice you’ve made
  14. spring, summer, fall or winter
  15. something most people see as ugly, but which you see as beautiful
  16. jealousy
  17. becoming a parent
  18. an event that changed you
  19. a place you visited — how you imagined it beforehand, and what it was actually like
  20. the ocean
  21. forgetting
  22. the speed of light
  23. a voodoo doll
  24. reflections on a window
  25. a newspaper headline
  26. your greatest fear
  27. your grandmother’s hand
  28. a particular toy you had as a child
  29. being invisible
  30. a time you felt homesick
  31. having an affair, or discovering your partner is having one
  32. birthdays
  33. reflections on a window
  34. a favorite food & a specific memory of eating it
  35. an imaginary city
  36. driving with the radio on
  37. life in an aquarium
  38. dancing
  39. walking with your eyes closed
  40. time travel
  41. brothers or sisters
  42. your job, or a job you’ve had
  43. weddings
  44. leaving home
  45. camping
  46. a zoo
  47. a historical event from the perspective of someone who saw it first hand
  48. holding your breath
  49. intimacy and privacy
  50. a time you were tempted to do something you feel is wrong
  51. physical attraction to someone
  52. a superstition you have
  53. someone you admire
  54. the taste of: an egg, an orange, medicine, cinnamon
  55. the smell of: burning food, melting snow, the ocean, your grandparents’ home, the inside of a bus, pavement after the rain
  56. the sound of: a radio changing channels, a dog howling, a football or baseball game, your parents talking in another room
  57. the sight of: lit windows in a house when you’re standing outside at night, someone you love when he or she doesn’t know you’re watching, a dying plant, shadows on snow
  58. the feeling of: grass under bare feet, a really bad kiss, the head rush when you stand up too fast, sore muscles, falling asleep in the back seat of a moving car

some of these will be easy, some of these will be difficult…either way…challenge accepted!!!

and just because Mr. Bix is just so gosh darn cute…

just love that little face of his!


Author: merrycontrary

Greetings! I'm Meredith Black, an Oklahoma City based photographer. Any time I'm behind the camera lens, I'm a happy camper!


  1. I can’t wait, let the games begin!

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