Friday, January 25, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand words...

So many things to say all in this one post. If it gets all garbled, please excuse me.

1. One of my goals for 2008 is to take more pictures. Lots of pictures. (to which my husband rolls his eyes as I took well over 2,000 pictures last year and downloaded onto our computer) So I've been working on that goal. Taking lots of pictures, trying to do better, capture the moments better. I stalk flickr constantly, loving to learn new ideas and tips as well as studying Leslie's photos and always hoping she will share even more knowledge. I love to learn. I love to grow. I love a challenge. And I love photography and desperately want to pursue it more. That is why I just have to share #2 and #3. Read #4 at your own risk.

2. Design Mom did a post on a new website/blog called Shutter Sisters this morning. I checked it out since it has everything to do with taking pictures and photography. I'm so excited about this thing! It's amazing. If you love photography, if you take lots of pictures, or if you just like to see others amazing pictures- this is the place to go. Make sure you check out all the sidebars and their flickr page. Very cool stuff in there.

3. Leslie shared a very neat link the other day too. It's another new blog called Project Overlooked and I love the idea behind it. You will probably be seeing some of the suggested challenges here on my blog. If you ever wonder why I'm blogging about a coffee mug or my sock drawer, you'll know why (maybe.) I'm really hoping to get involved, at least in a small way, with some of her ideas and suggestions.

4. Last night Olivia and I were reading a color book together at bedtime (no, not a coloring book, a color words book) and after reading the description of each color word and looking at the illustrations we tried to think of as many things that were that color and name them (limes are green, mom's sewing room is painted green, cabbage and broccoli and green beans and bell peppers and brussel sprouts are all green, etc.) Then inspiration struck and after talking it over with her, we decided to take each color in the book, one a day for each day of next week, and find as many things that one day that were that one color and take pictures of them and then post it in the evening to share with all of you. And we would love for any and all of you that want to, to join us in the color hunt. Here are the colors per day list.
(And yes, I know there are a lot of other colors out there besides these, but we are going to start with these 7 and go from there.)

And that, my friends, in a rather large nutshell is what has been swirling around in my brain this morning. I just had to share, link to, and put it down on paper so I wouldn't forget. I hope you all get as inspired as I am. I maybe back later today with another post about my 2008 goals (I've finally finished them!) but then again, I may sign off for the weekend. Love to you all!



Amanda said...

elizabeth and i might just have to try this...what fun it would be to explore and be working more with her on colors at the same time! :)

lolly lisa said...

You are busy, busy, busy! Love the photo hunt idea, and I too love pictures. Wish we were all as talanted as Leslie!!! My sister in-law is a photghrapher, so I am in the bad habbit of leaving the pictures up to her. Something I need to work on... said...

Happy color hunting! What cute, inspiring ambitions. Oh, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who hadn't heard about the MS crafts website!!

Leslie said...

love the colors idea... LOVE IT. I will play. For sure. Thats

Maybe I will find the links for those other episodes of scrapbook lifestyle for you that had photo tips. Embarrasing but still has info.. hahaha. :)

okay emailed the producer for them..

and Lisa, don't leave it up to your sil she would love snapshots too.. I promise!! Thats what happens in our family too..

btw.. fairlight.. you inspire me more than you know.. !!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea, my son would love this, because he is at the age of loving to point out all the things he knows. Thanks for the inspiration.
{San Diego}

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a lot of fun!! I'll try to get to pink tonight - if not then I'll go on to Tuesday's color :)
Thanks for sharing!

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