Wednesday, 30 May 2012

day thirty: your personality

this particular photo challenge topic posed a problem for me -
how are you supposed to take a photo of one's own personality?!
my mum suggested a happy photo, seeing as on the
whole i am a happy person :)
but i still find it hard to describe myself,
so feel free to fill in the gaps! ;)

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

day twenty-nine: a number

this photo was taken by my father, on his iphone after i 
lost motivation for taking a :number: photo ;)
so many thanks to him for rescuing me! 

above is one photo i did take today though, of a small :number:
of the many un-completed bags that are being made up at a local 
group for operation christmas child boxes, 
and where grace and i helped out this morning. 

Monday, 28 May 2012

days twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight

day 26: 12 o'clock
a hasty self-taken photo at :midday: before Grace and I headed home 
after helping Jemima while she recovered from a wisdom tooth removal
(hence the swollen cheek! ;)

day 27: something sweet
 moss from the forest, collected while on holidays
and potted by beth

day 28: the weather today
frost then sunny

Friday, 25 May 2012

days twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five

day 22: pink
painting with nephews, though the :pink: paint wasn't used that much ;)

day 23: technology 
my brother-in-law's old-time :technology: a blaking (insole stitching)
 machine which he still uses in his business

day 24: something new
a fresh :newly: laid egg

day 25: unusual
an :unusual: family fun night activity at my sister's home:
spinning LED lit helicopters which were greatly enjoyed by the boys :)
and which worked really well!

oldest nephew learning to manage and work his helicopter

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

days eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one

day eighteen: something you made

day nineteen: a favourite place
quiet sunday afternoon walks along country dirt roads with little nephews

day twenty: something you can't live without
sunshine and plants

day twenty-one: where you stand
standing on the front steps ready to head off to stay a while
at a sister's home while she has a wisdom tooth removed.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

day sixteen and seventeen

day 16: what you're reading 

day 17: snack
having a sweet :snack: while sketching 

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

days thirteen, fourteen, fifteen

day 13: mum
 :mum: and i

day 14: grass

day 15: love
saying goodbye to :loved: ones is never easy

Saturday, 12 May 2012

day eleven: kitchen & day twelve: something that makes you happy

experimenting with the coffee machine in the holiday house :kitchen:

pretty table-settings make me happy, and...

people i love eating dinner, laughing and talking around the dinner table

Friday, 11 May 2012

day ten: a favourite word

a belated quick photo of a :favourite word: in our household at the moment ;)
we're about to leave for a week's holiday away, and are very much looking forward to 
time spent together, and with extended family. 
due to poor signal, and uncertain internet connections where we're going,
you may not see any photos here for a while! I am hoping to
 continue the challenge each day though, and will do a catch-up post when I get back! 

i also wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments 
and words you've written to me on this blog - they have been 
so special to receive, and i appreciate each one! 

Monday, 7 May 2012

day seven: someone that inspires you

as a child, i loved looking through this book of photographs taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. the real-life stories told through the photos spoke to me, and there was the fascination of seeing, for a moment, a glimpse into their very different Victorian World. living in England at the time, very near to Frank Sutcliffe's hometown of Whitby, and often seeing with my own eyes the places he photographed, gave me an even stronger connection to his work. 
now, as an adult, and loving photography myself, i admire and am inspired even more by his photographs. his candid, yet artistic photos are incredible in their detail and sharpness, and they never cease to amaze me. i encourage you to look at some of his collection of photos here.

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe : 1853-1941

day six: you

Friday, 4 May 2012

day four: fun! {x2}

 puss + brown paper bag = fun!

dinner, dessert and games with friends = fun!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

day one: peace

In Which We Are Introduced...

photography has been something i have loved to do for many years now, and 
recently, feeling the need to challenge myself more in my photo-skills, i began to
think of ways to take more photos. seeing other friends take up different photography
challenges and dares, encouraged me to make this blog to do so also.
this won't be a personal blog, so if you don't know me, you probably won't get 
to know me much better, except through my photos. ;)
i hope you'll enjoy this challenge with me -  and would love to hear what you think!