Wednesday, January 30, 2008

February Love


Amy over at the Creative Mom Podcast speaks a lot about working on a series of some sort. Right now she is interested in birds and has been exploring them through her artwork. She talks about setting small goals to push yourself to try new things in a medium that you enjoy. I have been working with my camera a bit more to try new lighting situations and divorcing myself from the auto mode on my camera. Flickr has been a huge help in this quest. Looking at other images, posting mine and receiving feedback has all helped in this area.

I've been wanting to try a series of one sort or another, but haven't found one that spoke to me as of yet. I knew the 365 day project was too much of a commitment but I have been submitting here and there in other Flickr groups. So I decided to make up my own series after seeing the Winter White Week that people enjoyed so much. I think what I will try is a series in February (that's tomorrow people) where I address the things and people that help make a house a home here at Upper Pond. I'm not going to put a lot of pressure on myself, so that if I can't take a picture one day it will be okay. Each day I want to find something in or around my house that equals the love that grows here. Granted, not every day is rosy, in fact quite a few days around here it can be pretty bleak. I want to focus on the positive and what stirs my heart to help remind me of all that is good in our home. I may not always post a new picture but look back in my archives to help create my collection. Summer pics, flowers, family members that may have visited will all be included. My goal, at the end of 29 days is to have a wonderful collection of very special, loving pictures, hence the reason to do this in February.

Feel free to join in or sit back and enjoy.

5 comments:

TD wool design said...

yes, yes! i was thinking of doing a similar thing. glad you decided on this. i will so join in! though my camera is new (a gift) and requires a lot of time with the manual. but i'll try. "what makes a house a home." love it. it shall be my main photo focus this month. (i get so distracted, in a good way, by all my favs out there). thanks and cheers! sarah

Joslyn said...

i love this idea! will get me to use that stinking new camera...

p.s. i gave you a little award
http://simplelovely.blogspot.com/2008/01/appreciation.html

Joslyn said...

i love this idea! will get me to use that stinking new camera...

p.s. i gave you a little award
http://simplelovely.blogspot.com/2008/01/appreciation.html

debbie said...

Love your photos on flickr and found the link to your blog. I received a "big-girl" camera for Christmas and will join in on your series. Great idea.

a friend to knit with said...

yes jane. i am so happy that you will be taking this small journey. and i bet, you will want to continue. i am posting a photo a day, for the whole year on flickr. and i promised myself not to spend a lot of time on a photo, but to find something from the day, that i want to remember. some days i think? what? what will i photograph? and then somehow, something beautiful catches my eye, and i think : this is it!
anyhow, have fun. and i look forward to taking a peak into your world.