While I don’t have any New Years resolutions to share, I did make a resolution before the year ended to break out my Polaroid camera and use up a pack of my Impossible Project film. As it is one of the more expensive films, I find it more rewarding to save it for special occasions. My birthday celebration in New York City’s downtown and Central Park, and time home for the holidays was just the thing!

And while I’m sharing these, I guess I can explain the wild imperfections, so we can all learn to either never do this or to do it intentionally if it floats your boat…

So when I opened up the SX-70 to put in the Impossible Project Color Protection film, I noticed the rollers were quite a mess. They had something white caked onto them. I knew I would have to clean them. However, I was so worried about putting the film in wrong, I took care of that first so I could be done with it. Then I got a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. Well I guess I applied the alcohol too liberally to the Q-tip, and some of it went sliding in through the rollers and onto the film. Whoops! So that is how you can “make your own” mistakes if you like!

muses polaroids jan 1 (2 of 5)

muses polaroids jan 1 (1 of 5)

muses polaroids jan 1 (3 of 5)

being home for the holidays. (1 of 1)

I’m not too big on New Years Resolutions myself, but I am always inspired and interested to hear what others have planned. So let us know, if you haven’t already, what you plan to conquer this year! I think I may have to add more of this film to my list.

Happy Snapping!

Cara of CaraRosePhotos