I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
did not plan this photo this morning except I noticed that while I was doing my
morning reading I was sitting at a red table cloth with a white candle, I only
lacked something blue. I poured my
coffee in a blue mug and the theme was complete!
Several weeks ago I stumbled upon this photo challenge on Pinterest. It immediately peaked my interest but my inner
critic shouted, “You don’t know how to take good pictures”, and “You don’t know
how to edit”… I really wanted to try but
that inner critic continued to make me doubt myself. After
turning it over for over a week I decided to take the plunge.
Giddy with excitement I spent the last two
weeks photo hunting. I've learned two
things thus far: If you stop looking for
an item and just enjoy yourself, the item will pop up unexpectedly, and once
you find the photo you are looking for, a second and possibly a third will
Editing is a problem for me, thus the reason
for having not shared any of the photos I have taken. I solved this problem by signing up for an
online course, The
Phone Photography Project. Every day
we are assigned a photo challenge and introduced to several different apps we
can download on our phone to make photo editing easier and picture taking more
fun. I like the class but I let myself
get behind and now I am playing catch-up. After the course is completed I want to
create a photo book like the ones offered at Snapfish.
Here are some of my photos for the scavenger
Item #1: Open air market
I took an afternoon driving around Flint, the Farmer’s Market was my first stop. Easy first photo.
Item # 2:Theater for performing arts
I took another afternoon to walk around downtown
Flushing. I actually forgot this was
here! I had already taken a photo of
inside Bower Theater but with its empty stage it wasn't that interesting of a
Item #3: City Hall
I had fun with this shot as a couple happened to have just
gotten married when we pulled up to the Bay City, city hall. I had just down loaded the app Picframes so I
was able to create this collage.
Item #6: Someone or something taking a nap
Meet Alistair, my Flame point Siamese cat. He often sleeps like this, covering up his
eyes from the light. Here he is napping in
my office chair while I am working on my art journal.
sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny
Discovered this sign in Logger’s Depot in West Branch on our way back from a wine tour of Grand Traverse. I found the idea behind the sign hysterical!
Item #10: A
bench that is outside
I had already taken a picture of this bench
when I stumbled upon this obviously neglected and unused one
along the river walk in Flushing.
Spending tomorrow taking more photos and working on my editing skills. Look for another post of my scavenger hunt finds.