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the hands project: part 3

the hands project has drawn to a close, but it has inspired me to photograph my own grandparents when I visit them next month

I hope you’ve enjoyed these images.

You can find part 1 of the project here and part 2 here.

Colin – born 1942
Images of my time as a military photographer will always be in my head.

Gordon
I worked to connect the community.

Nancye – born 1919
I love the fine things in life. So many wonderful memories. The world is a beautiful place, you know.

John – born 1924
We raised fine wool. I was always very proud of the work we did.

Joyce – born 1930
My family is so important to me. We have been in the area for so long. We are part of the history of the place.

Rosemary – born 1936
I went on the Tom Quilty 100 Mile Endurance Ride. I sat in the saddle for more than 100 hours. One of my many achievements in life.

Noreen – born 1929
I remember having to walk to school, all the way from the race course when I was young. I worked at Erratts store for years. I raised my family in Walcha.

Patricia – born 1930
I’ve had a very busy life. A nurse during the war and I was one of the first air hostesses in Australia. I also designed and made my own clothes.

In the comments, I’d love to hear:

Which was your favourite image and why?

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the hands project: part 2

the hands project has prompted me to start writing my own stories down

I’ve lived a remarkably unremarkable life, but there are stories that my kids need to know.  Stories, moments, events and people that my kids have never known or seen…. and they’ve all helped to shape who I am today.

So I’ve invested in a couple of pretty lined notebooks and will sit and write a little as I’m eating my lunch.  I write until my hand cramps, then I sharpen my pencil for the next lunchtime, so I’m ready to go.

Brian – born 1924.
I spent my life shearing sheep. Now I play bowls. I’m pretty good.

Hilda – born 1917.
I looked after my family and went to church. For fun, I played tennis. I was very good. I think my last game was when I was 92.

Win – born 1930.
I enjoyed doing fine work. The harder the better. It was a pleasure of mine.

Ruth – born 1929.
They gave me an Order of Australia medal for community service. I was just looking after my boys. It’s what a mother should do.

Jane – born 1921.
Being at the stables with the animals was always a big part of my life.

Poppy – born 1916.
I love the fun of life! Love to sing and dance and wear fine things. Life is about happiness.

Jim – born 1931.
I’ve always had a hankering for cars. Rebuilding fine examples has been a life’s work.

Joan – born 1923.
I was a nurse in the war. It was hard. We were a great team of girls. We looked out for each other.

Pat – born 1943.
I started full-time work on the land when I was 13. Seven days a week from then on. Driving the tractor was the best job.

Mavis – born 1920.
This rolling pin helped me raise my family and win awards for cooking at the show. I’ve had it a long time.

You can find part 1 of the Hands Project here.

In the comments I’d love to hear:

Have you started writing your own stories down for your children and grandchildren?  If you haven’t started, what’s stopping you?

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The Weekend Photo Project: August

The Weekend Photo Project - August

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The Weekend Photo Project got lost there for a little bit – sorry.

But we’re back with both boots on, so dust off your cameras and nudge the Muse awake, because August’s prompts are live!

never heard of The Weekend Photo Project?

It’s basically a 52-project that I developed, initially for myself.  As much as I love photography and wish that I could (would?) stop long enough to take photos each-and-every-single-day, there are a lot of days where it simply doesn’t happen.

So to take the pressure off of a daily project, I thought, why not just take photos on weekends?

There are a few of us who have been involved in The Weekend Photo Project over the last 18-months or so (you’ll find the guys photos over on the Flickr page). We’re all busy with work and families, but we’re also a wonderfully supportive bunch of people who love our photography.

So, if you’ve been considering joining in with a photo project, why not try out The Weekend Photo Project?

Here are some of the places you can share your photos:

Blog: If you have a blog, post your photo there.
Flickr: Add your photo to your Flickr photostream. Create a set dedicated to The Weekend Photo Project and add it to The Weekend Photo Project group.  Don’t forget to tag it with #twpp.
Instagram: take your photo, pretty it up! Caption and hashtag #twpp.  Share.
Twitter:  You can share on Twitter by uploading your photo and adding #twpp.
Tumblr: Add your photo to your Tumblr feed.
Facebook:  You’ve a few options here.  Simply share with your friends on your own personal page, or you can upload it to my biz page.  Add the hashtag #twpp when you upload so that we can see who else is playing along (now that FB does hashtags!)
Pinterest: Add your photo to The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board.  You’ll need an invite to do this, so simply follow the board and I’ll send you one asap.

Wherever you share though, please use the #twpp hashtag so that anyone can search your photos.

Want to check out other people’s photos?

Please do!  Leave a comment, a smiley, a link – whatever!  Again, the more people we can get involved, the better.  Let’s build a community of busy people who love photography.  Share your love!!

I’ve missed a weekend…

No problems. We’re all busy folk and sometimes our weekends get away from us before we know it. Just keep an eye out for the next weekends prompt (live each Friday at 2 p.m. on the blog – hint, hint… subscribe so you don’t miss them) and start planning your photo for that weekend.  We all understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your lens.

The links:

The Weekend Photo Project on Flickr 

The Weekend Photo Project board on Pinterest

my business Facebook page

The Weekend Photo Project on the blog

And please share this project with your friends.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, leave me a comment on the blog, Facebook or email me.

and be sure to introduce yourself in the comments section here – we always love meeting new people

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The Weekend Photo Project: May

The Weekend Photo Project: May 2015

I’ve been playing catch-up.  Slowly.

I started The Weekend Photo Project as a no-pressure photography project for myself and others because I sucked (and still do!) at keeping up with a daily project.   It’s time to put some pressure back on myself though, so

this month I’m determined to post a photo every weekend

I’ll be sharing my photos on my Flickr page, and here on the blog (not sure whether I’ll post a #twpp photo every weekend, or do a monthly round up… what would you like to see?)

If you’ve ever considered joining in with The Weekend Photo Project, please do.  We’re a wonderfully friendly and supportive bunch, who share a passion for photography and a cheeky sense of humour to boot! here are some of the places you can share your photos:

Here’s a list of the places you can share your photos:

Blog: If you have a blog, post your photo there.
Flickr: Add your photo to your Flickr photostream. Create a set dedicated to The Weekend Photo Project and add it to The Weekend Photo Project group.  Don’t forget to tag it with #twpp.
Instagram: take your photo, pretty it up! Caption and hashtag #twpp.  Share.
Twitter:  You can share on Twitter by uploading your photo and adding #twpp.
Tumblr: Add your photo to your Tumblr feed.
Facebook:  You’ve a few options here.  Simply share with your friends on your own personal page, or you can upload it to my biz page.  Add the hashtag #twpp when you upload so that we can see who else is playing along (now that FB does hashtags!)
Pinterest: Add your photo to The Weekend Photo Project Pinterest board.  You’ll need an invite to do this, so simply follow the board and I’ll send you one asap.

Wherever you share though, please use the #twpp hashtag so that anyone can search your photos.

Want to check out other people’s photos?

Please do!  Leave a comment, a smiley, a link – whatever!  Again, the more people we can get involved, the better.  Let’s build a community of busy people who love photography.  Share your love!!

I’ve missed a weekend…

No problems. We’re all busy folk and sometimes our weekends get away from us before we know it. Just keep an eye out for the next weekends prompt (live each Friday at 2 p.m. on the blog – hint, hint… subscribe so you don’t miss them) and start planning your photo for that weekend.  We all understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your lens.

The links:

The Weekend Photo Project on Flickr 

The Weekend Photo Project board on Pinterest

my business Facebook page

The Weekend Photo Project on the blog

And please share this project with your friends.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, leave me a comment on the blog, Facebook or email me.

now go have some no-pressure fun with your photography again

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53 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice: No.52

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It’s been an exciting week, because

i’ve started something new

For so long I thought that I was one of only a handful of creative-types living in my little town.  But this weekend just gone a new venture opened up in town.  It’s called

walcha handmade

We’re a community co-operative, which features local handmade wares, a kid’s craft corner and a (soon to opened) creative workspace for workshops.

Just knowing that there are so many creatives in town has been a proverbial breathe of fresh air.  And it’s inspired me to keep creating, which can only be a good thing.

You can find the new space at 6N Derby Street in Walcha (should you be travelling through), check us out on Facebook or follow along with what we are up to on our new blog.

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