This Friday brings the fifth installment of my 4 the love of focus project 52 myworldyourworld group. We have been posting every week our two images side by side in a diptych as shown below. It has been great to see everyone’s take on the themes each week and to see how differently each person views a topic. If you have time, be sure to check out the 4 the love of focus blog to see the other images that have been posted as well as some great member spotlights and other fun tips and insights for photographers.
This week our creative prompt was paper. I struggled with this topic…had thought of several ideas, but nothing really jumped out at me. While I was walking around the house hoping to find something super creative to take a photo of I stopped at one of the several Valentine’s Day decorations that are spread throughout our home, many of which I have created. I thought back to when I had made these items and was reminded of how paper and creating things with paper was once one of my very favorite things. I used to spend hours upon hours designing and creating with paper. Sometimes I miss those days and think back to scrapbooking and papercrafting and think how much I would love to start it up again…and then I realize that it’s just not for me anymore. So I admire those pages and cards and projects that are being created by my friends and I enjoy the ones from my past…wondering what in the heck I’m going to do with the boxes and boxes of supplies that I have saved “just in case” I can once again find the energy and love to create with paper…or maybe I’ll just give in to the kids and let them enjoy 🙂
This week, be sure to take a peek at Albuquerque photographer Laura Meeks and her partners Arroyo Grande, CA photographer Janet Powers and Newton NJ photographer Tina for their takes on the paper challenge. And as always, don’t forget to check out my weekly partner for this year long project Kristyn LaPres, a fantastic Grand Rapids wedding and newborn photographer.
Feb 4, 2011