Archive for the 'Photography' Category
Congratulations to Rhiannon from Love Wisdom Motherhood! She is the winner of the free spot in Erin’s Eyes Open Creative Photography Course. For all the rest of you…be sure to go and sign up for the course! You don’t want to miss it!
Are you a blogger, amateur photographer, or someone who just got a DSLR that is looking to take their photography to the next level? Do you find yourself getting frustrated with your photos because you just can’t get them to look like you want?
The Eyes Open Creative Photography e-course is a 6 week course full of information, inspiration, and everything you need to take your photography to the next level! Erin Wallace, of a love supreme photography, has written six lessons packed full of information from the basics of photography and understanding your camera, lighting 101, creative living and nurturing the artist within, creative photography, portrait photography, and creative editing!
With personal assistance from Erin, an interactive forum to share photos and discuss the lessons from the course with other participants, weekly videos, giveaways, and inspiring guest posts by other creative photographers, this is one 6 week course you do NOT want to miss!
Once joining the course, the lessons will be available to you at your leisure for 10 weeks. There is no pressure to hurry through anything. Take your time and enjoy the experience of transforming your photography!
Where are you finding your greatest inspiration these days?
My photographic inspiration comes from our life! I recently bought and renovated a church in Maine, and the light inside is unbelievable, which has really inspired a lot of my daily photographs. I also love researching photographers and images from the 20′s through the 70′s, so I always add a little bit of that into my work day. In terms of creative inspiration, my fiance Mark really inspires me. He puts so much thought and intention into everything he creates and I really learn a lot from him. Although he says I’m the one that inspires and motivates him! I think we’re a pretty good creative team.
Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through midnight (MST) January 29 (Tue).
Please leave one comment below…and tell me what inspires you when you are taking photographs! And don’t forget to go “Like” the course’s Facebook page.
“Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.”
* Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life
* * * * * * * *
I’ve been thinking so much lately about “moments” and what moments I will remember when our children are all grown. I am so thankful for my iPhone…an amazing tool to capture and organize all of those moments into one place. In 50 years, I will look through these with my grandchildren and smile as I remember all of these good things. It’s not the chaos or the dirty floors that I will remember. It will be the magic. The glittering moments.
My sweet Lucy turned THREE yesterday! Her spunk…her style…her passion for life…I love her so. It’s been so fun to see her personality develop over this last year. She wants so badly to be just like her big sister, and yet she has her very own way of doing things. Every day with her is a joy. Often challenging, but still pure joy.
We’ve been enjoying our Wednesday afternoons spent with our unschooling group. Such freedom and acceptance. It’s a beautiful group of families and I am recharged by our time together. Play is so important!
Little Miss Emma is 6 weeks old already! Her arms and legs are getting rolls and she is changing every day. She loves her sisters. And nursing. But not the car. My sister and brother-in-law and Matt’s mom are all flying out next week (along with my parents as well!)…and they get to meet her for the first time. Can’t wait to introduce them to this little pumpkin.
We bought a 1995 Palomino pop-up camper! We’re looking forward to taking it out this weekend for our first “real” camping trip in a long time. We won’t be remodeling…except for maybe a new floor and a little more color. Can’t wait to get out around the campfire!
We spent an afternoon and evening with our friends Jen and Jarod, along with their 3 kiddos. They are the family who bought our last Class A motorhome. Super fun to connect again and swap stories from the road!
I hope you’re all having a great week…remember to CAPTURE THE MOMENTS!
I’ve seen people talking about it.
I’ve watched them jump on the bandwagon.
Saying it’s the coolest thing to come around in awhile.
I was skeptical.
I didn’t need another place to waste time on the web.
But I was wrong.
And they were right.
I love Pinterest.
What? Yes, I know…it’s a weird name. But it’s awesome.
Pin·terest (pĭn’trĭst): n. a social catalog to collect and share things you love.
There are two reasons I am online.
1. To inspire others.
2. To be inspired.
Pinterest covers both of those in a beautiful and fun way. I can spend 2 minutes browsing the boards and leave with my heart exploding with joy. Now that’s something worth checking out!
My profile page is here. I’ve just started…but give me time and I will pin, pin, pin!
Come join in the fun…let’s see what inspires YOU!!
*note: at this time, you have to “request” an invite, but the turnaround is quite speedy.
I went to Mars Cafe today.
I sipped a soy caramel latte.
I ate an egg sandwich topped with sun-dried tomato mayo + lavender dijon and greens.
I read a little Elsiecake.
After all this goodness, I died and went to heaven.
One of my favorite things about staying at my parent’s house: the morning hours. The busyness of the day has not crept in yet…and we can sit together and just enjoy the dailyness of life. And in the dailyness of life…there is magic.
The way my mom’s hand look as she sips her coffee.
The way Lucy looks at her Nana.
The sparkle of the Christmas tree.
Bella’s pink cozy pajamas.
My dad making breakfast.
Enjoy the magic you see today in your own life.
Creating good things together.
I like to reflect. Look back. Think upon. Or as the dictionary puts it, “to carefully consider”.
This holiday season I am reflecting on the ridiculous number of places we have traveled to and the ridiculous number of people we have met and been inspired by…and I am so thankful. What an amazing journey it’s been…I truly have no way to describe the wonderful richness that all of you bring to my life.
What are you reflecting on as we come into a new year?
Today we headed downtown to the winter farmer’s market and visited our favorite farmers…Jill and Sean from Blue Gate Farms! I was thrilled to see they had their honey in stock…because it’s my sweetener of choice for my mate in the morning and I was running low. Yummy!
Bella accompanied me to Starbucks this morning while I worked. She created art and made friends with the barista. We sipped our hot drinks and talked about aliens, God, and other big things. It was lovely.
Have a great weekend!