Wednesday, June 23, 2010


As with all break ups, even the amicable ones, you have possessions to go through or mementos to distribute or whatever. While the Women's Colony wound down I asked if, as the administrator of our Flickr Pool, it would be all right if I kept the group going. I didn't have any plans for it at that point but knew that people had been so generous with their work that I couldn't bear to hit the delete button. Mrs. G kindly told me that I was free to keep it going if I wished. So it's been sitting there and I haven't done anything but add a few photos to it.

At the Colony a few months ago I took over curating our Photo Challenges. Over the past week I've been asked a number of times if I would be keeping them up over here. My question is always, "I would like to do that, I've thought about it, but will anyone participate?" No one has answered me.

Really, why should they? There's only one way to find out and this is it.

I'm going to run a photo challenge right now!

The prompt is Bizarre/Bazaar because I've been poring over photos of the Mermaid Parade and these are the first wonderful words that came to mind.

To participate you will need a Flickr account but it's easy to get a free one. Tag the pictures you want to enter in the challenge with "PhotoChallenge" and "Bizarre/Bazaar." Join our group and add your photos to it. Adding a photo to it constitutes an agreement on your part to allow me to publish that photo here on this site for a photo challenge with credit to you and a link back to your photostream.

You do not have to have a fancy camera or be an experienced photographer. These challenges are more about getting to see some freeze frames of each other's lives than they are about art school. You also don't have to be someone who participated in the challenges at The Women's Colony. New folks are more than welcome.

From all the entries we get by 9am Eastern on July 6 I will create a post and publish it on Wednesday July 7.

What do you think? Will anyone participate?


  1. thanks for keeping a piece of the colony alive and well!

  2. I'm making it a goal to TRY!

  3. i cant seem to add anything...i am flickridiot numer uno.

  4. I will! What is the criteria? Like what kind of photo?

  5. Yay Kath! You joined the group, I saw that. Thank you! Have you added any pics to our pool yet?

    Cindy, no criteria, baby. Whatever photo or kind of photo says Bizarre and/or Bazaar to you! It's a really super loose format. I just think up a prompt and I like to see how people interpret it. You can also enter as many photos of the prompt as you like, though when I do the final post I stick to one shot per photog. But give me choices, please!

  6. I will! Woohoo! I've got two for you :-)