Yesterday’s assignment with the kiddos, we did the theme “50 steps.” I’m sure most of you know what it is but for those of you that don’t it’s where you take a certain amount of steps and photograph something around you. Then you continue on, taking the steps and photographing the world around you. It’s a great way to be creative with the kids, trying to teach them perspective, angles, & thinking outside the box. Here’s an image I took to show them how much better it looks when not take straight on. Just a slight angle can make all the difference.
taken w/ LG 3G phone
What’s going on in your world today?
Our World, Create With Joy, Be There 2 Day, No Time Mommy, Diary of a New Mom, Image-in-ing , Nanahood,
“When you rush through life it becomes a race, but when you enjoy each moment it becomes a beautiful journey.” ~Apoorve Dubey
If you read either one of my blogs, you know I truly believe with all my soul that it’s the little moments in our lives that fills our life with happiness & joy. It’s the beauty of those moments that transform our lives, creating memories to forever cherish.
In 2015, I was in a creative rut, one that I couldn’t seem to get out of. I didn’t take nearly as many images as I normally do, and at the end of the year, when I went through & picked my favorite images to print, I was completely saddened by the lack of images. I mean I only had 1 or 2 of all my 5 kids together for the whole year! Pretty soon my oldest will be 18 and when he’s off making a place for himself in the world and I will looking for those images to comfort me during his absence.
A few days later, I was checking out a few of my favorite blogs and saw the recaps of their year through images and my heart broke. This is something I truly regret. Something I feel I missed out on because I couldn’t dig myself out of the creative hole I was in. So with the new year beginning, I’m determined to not repeat last year’s mistake, it’s time to jump back in and start doing what I love to do best…….photographing & exploring our the world around us. My photography is something I do for myself, as well as my children. Yes, they enjoy it as much as I do. We spend many a nights looking at old images, talking about what happened in them. But I also love sharing the meaningful images or images I’m proud of with like minded people. Which is where my 1st 2016 photography project began.
This is a 365 project that that highlights & documents the beauty in our everyday. And “Beautiful Journey” was born.
“Living the country life helps you appreciate some of the simpler things, things that make us feel good about ourselves.” ~Unknown
Please check back daily for my new images. I will accompany them with a quote, story, poem, or sometimes with nothing at all. But since I’m a quote gal, you can bet there will be quite a few of them. 🙂 If you are doing your own 365 or another photography or creative project, please leave me a link in the comments so I can follow along. There’s a lot of new things happening with Ever Changing over this next year, hope you’ll come back regularly & check them out.
What do you do to get yourself out of a creative rut?
Our World Tuesday,
Here’s my contribution for The Daily Post: Creepy
A few years back, I did a fun Halloween photo shoot with my oldest daughter. It was the 1st time we collaborated together, making it extra special. The images came out great, especially after some post editing work.
As you can see I had a great model to work with, that had numerous ideas to contribute to our shoot. It was such a fun experience, one that I need to do again.
Which one’s your favorite? Did you participate with this challenge? Leave a comment with your link so I can come visit yours?
WOW, this is my 200th post here! I’m super excited at how far I’ve come since I 1st began this site. It amazes me to think about all the great people I’ve met and have had the privilege of getting to know and how my much my photography has changed. Thank you to all of you, who makes blogging such a fun experience for me. Here’s to another 200 posts!
Check out my latest post on my other site Living Intentionally Simple. Here’s my latest image I used in today’s post: