The Weekend Photo Project: ‘you’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'you' prompt

again, a prompt with endless possibilities

I’ll simply leave you with this inspiration – 100 Seriously Cool Self-Portraits (And Tips to Shoot Your Own).

Now where can you share your ‘you’ photo?

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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Taking Stock #002

all-natural-coffee-coconut-body-scrub

smells good enough to eat

Only 3 months has passed since I posted my first ‘Taking Stock’ post.

some things have changed, but some things remain the same

Regardless, it’s good to take stock. To put the world as I see it into perspective.

Here is where life stands at the moment:

Making: coffee coconut body scrub for the Daughter – smells good enough to eat, though I think we’ll need to tweak the quantities
Cooking: recipes from The Whole Pantry and Epicurious
Drinking: more water
Reading: Written in my own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
Wanting: a sunshine
Looking: at mirrorless cameras (still)
Playing: with my new iPad mini
Deciding: on nothing significant at the moment
Wishing: for the end of term (again!)
Enjoying: the sunshine
Waiting: for holidays and sleep ins
Liking: having no plans for the upcoming holidays
Wondering: if Husband will make Daughter drive on the freeway when they go to Sydney next week
Loving: playing with textured layers in my photography
Pondering: the direction my jewellery business should take (still…)
Considering: whether to have a glass of wine tonight
Watching: La Horde – and indulging my love of the zombie genre
Hoping: that Year 12 will be a little less stressful than Year 11 was for Daughter
Marvelling: at how some parents simply don’t seem to care about their children’s education
Needing: space
Smelling: the calming scents currently in the oil burner
Wearing: my favourite Threadless t-shirt and slippers
Following: world events and wondering what is happening to humanity
Noticing: how much my Little Man is growing
Knowing: that I can make a difference
Thinking: about what things I want to put in the new Walcha Handmade shop
Feeling: old – a least that is what the body aches and pains are telling me
Admiring: innocence
Sorting: paperwork – there’s always paperwork
Buying: new towels soon
Getting: excited about the new Walcha Handmade shop opening at the end of the month
Bookmarking: ways to display jewellery in a b&m shop
Disliking: people’s fascination with celebrity
Opening: interesting emails of late
Giggling: at the things little kids say
Snacking: on carrots
Coveting: a new camera (same as last time I know… and I still don’t want to spent the money!)
Wishing: the holidays would hurry up
Helping: kids to learn life-skills and loving that I’m able to be a part of this in their lives
Hearing: the sound of birds whistling outside the window

what’s been happening in your world?

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.50

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Nothing more, nothing less.

It’s taken some practice, but I think I’ve finally gotten the hang of only doing as much as I am able in any one day…

and not beating myself up about not getting the entire to-do list done

Because there’s always tomorrow.  And the day after.  And the day after that.

And if things don’t get done… well, I can rest easy knowing that I’ve done as much as I could.

photo credit: MightyBoyBrian via photopin cc

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The Weekend Photo Project: ‘together’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'together' prompt

Not much to say about this weekend’s prompt really…

i image the possibilities for a ‘together’ photo are endless

I’ll probably have to do a little inspirational searching myself – aim for an image that’s a little outside the box, if you will.

If you’re wondering where you can share your ‘together’ photo from this weekend, pop on over to the Joining in The Weekend Photo Project information page for all the details.

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.49

motivational-poster-begin-today

i’d been putting off making the new look online shop go live because it wasn’t perfect

Until I realized that it wasn’t ever going to be perfect. I’m not ever going to have enough hours in the day to get it ready to go, because there’s always other stuff that needs doing or is more urgent.
Which meant that if I waited until the perfect moment… well, I’d be waiting for a while.

So on Monday evening last week, I bit the bullet and hit the publish button on the online shop.
There’s still a lot more work to do, but it’s up and it’s live – mistakes, glitches and all.

and i feel good about it

By letting go of the need for perfection and beginning today, I’m able to now work on the online shop at my leisure…

What will you begin today?

photo credit: wiserbailey via photopin cc

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The Weekend Photo Project: ‘composition – shades of white’

The Weekend Photo Project: 'shades of white' prompt

white on white

That’s what I had in mind for this week’s prompt of shades of white.  Being The Weekend Photo Project though, I’ve always said that prompts are open to your interpretation – so I’m keen to see what other people come up with.

I’m including some articles on high key photography, as I think that’s what will help us get the best shades of white effect.

  1. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shooting High Key – tuts+
  2. Abuse Your RAW Files for a Striking High-Key Portrait – Digital Camera World
  3. 18 Beautiful Bright Examples of High Key Photography – photopoly
  4. Lesson 3 – Exposure: High Key – Best Photo Lessons

Here’s where you can share your ‘shades of white’ photos -

Facebook: Create an album (title suggestion – My Weekend Photo Project) and upload your photos (and don’t forget to add the hashtag #twpp now that FB does hashtags). You can make your album public so that anyone can have a look at your photos or you can share your photos with me over on my biz page.

Your blog: Upload your photos to your blog and share them with the wide world. Leave a link here so that others can follow the snail-trail.

Flickr: Share your photos at The Weekend Photo Project group.

Pinterest: If you’re on Pinterest create a board for your weekend photos. Don’t forget to add the tag #twpp so that others can search for them. I have a The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board that I’m going to invite people to pin on. If you’d love to be involved, follow the board and I’ll send you an invite!

Instagram: Snap a photo with you phone or i-device and upload your photo to Instagram. You’ll find me here on Instagram. Don’t forget to add #twpp to your caption. Proceed to share!

Twitter: Use Instagram, link to your Pinterest board or your blog. And remember to add #twpp as your hashtag.

Anywhere else you like: I’m sure I’ve left out others ways of sharing, so leave a comment below and let everyone know where your photos will be!

Be sure and leave a comment below to let me (and everyone else) know where you’ll be sharing your photos. Visit other peoples photos. Like them. Comment.

and please, share The Weekend Photo Project – the more people we can get involved, the more fun it will be

Don’t forget that the prompts are open to interpretation – there is no right or wrong photo – just the photo you make of your world as you see it.

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