This journey (and it has been a journey) has been a total BLAST. If it hadn't been this fun, I truthfully would have dropped it a long time ago. But I kept with it for many reasons...
- I have met some great friends along the way. PAD Group, I'm talking to YOU!
- It has become a habit - part of my every day life. It's usually one of the first things I think about when I wake up in the morning (much to the dismay of my family), and I constantly talk about it. I think they have enjoyed it too between the moans and groans.
- I have really, really improved my photography skills. I had no idea that I could actually be kinda good at this.
- And I now view the world in a whole new way - everything is a possible prompt. Everything! From buttons to where you shop, you can photograph anything and make it look interesting. That is both a little exhilarating and scary at the same time.
January 18: Shadow - the shadow on the barn is still an absolute favorite photo of mine. It also says a lot about me and my likes - black and white, country, barns...
January 27: Sun - I love the Big Bur Oak and love this photo of it. I took several on this day.
January 31: Yourself - I had some fun with my app Color Splash (and my eyes really are that color).
February 16: Perfect - I had red in every photo for this month. Now THAT was a challenge. I had to continually think of ways to incorporate the red into each subject. The summary for the month looks really cool.
February 26: Quiet - the snow was SO beautiful, and it was really quiet outside.
March 3: Key - music is the key to my heart.
March 15: Explore - a very rare warm day in the month of March, so Krista and I went exploring at Rock Bridge Park.
March 24: Up - Yes, still March. The snow kept piling up!!! An empty long neck bottle made a good ruler.
April 1: Blue - Table Rock Lake never looked so good. We spent Spring Break in Branson.
April 9: Tiny - tiny little Polly Pocket shoes in front of my own for effect. One of the few photos I took with a "real" camera. Most of my photos are taken with my phone.
April 14: Water - I LOVE this photo. Probably my favorite of them all. April was a good month.
May 16: Mailbox - showing my country roots here. I love the sky in black and white.
May 28: What I'm doing Now - my birthday. This blog post talks about my photo journey and is still a popular one.
June 2: A Moment - I used my mantra for this photo "Live in the moment before the moment becomes a memory." Dandelions are the prettiest weed on the planet.
June 5: Environment - my country roots are showing again. Landscapes are my absolute favorite thing to photograph.
So there you have it! That's my year in pictures. I will finish out the month of June here because I didn't start blogging about my photos until July. You know, I must say that I am absolutely thrilled and very proud of myself for sticking with a creative project for a whole year. That was the goal when I started, and I accomplished it.
It's been a really great year. And I have the pictures to prove it.