I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo a day

A photo a day keeps the crazy at bay. Some days feel like baby, baby, baby. Who I love, love, love of course. But it's nice to sneak away for some grown-up time, too. And work on things I loved before CB. I decided to join my friend, Jeff, for a little photo experiment.



Photo a Day is hosted by fat mum slim on her blog. It's simple. Follow the prompts to take one photo and then share it online as much as you like. So I complicated it for myself. Since my computer is bursting at the seams with photos, I must use the first photo I take. Next, I want to create a faux Instagram look. (Square crops ... interesting color tones ... maybe a border.) I'm not cool enough to have that app on my phone. But I do think I'm cool enough to edit my photos just as well, if not better.

Four days in, here we go ...

June 1  June 2
June 3  June 4
Morning | Empty | On my plate | Close-up

On Day 1, I stuck to my one-photo rule. On Day 2, I bent the rule for a two-photo montage. On Day 3, I found resolve. On Day 4, all bets were off. The prompt was "close-up." C'mon. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE macro photos from my garden. There was no way I was going to take just one photo. BUT I did use the first photo I took. And then I took like 20 more for fun. 

black and white garden

During edit time, I dutifully deleted ones that just were never gonna get used. Then I pushed myself to go all black and white. I revel in saturated colors but again, I need to challenge myself. So I focused on the close-up textures.

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

black and white garden

I will be posting the photos daily in my public Facebook album. Every few days (at least once/week) I'll upload them to my flickr set and share them all with you, bloggy readers. Follow along or hey, join up! Remember, no rules? You can start snapping and sharing whenever you want. Let me know if you do!

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