Would it surprise you if I said I'm taking another photography class? Probably not, especially if you've been around for a while. This class is with Tracey Clark at Big Picture Classes and is called Picture Everyday.
The focus of the class is on celebrating our everyday lives. I knew this when I signed up, but I was still not quite prepared for the prompts. The first week I stressed myself out trying to be overly creative. This is not my style of photography at all, so, it is a challenge. The second week, I relaxed some and began to enjoy it a little more.
Anyway, the first week's prompts were about the routine of everyday. We were to stop, observe and capture moments in our daily routine.
We've been dining with this silverware for over twenty years. It was the first nice set I bought.
I'll be honest...I'm guilty of not always eating a healthy breakfast. I have a morning sweet tooth. So, a little sugar in the morning helps me wake up and homemade strawberry/blueberry jam is just the thing I need!
serving up bread and butter for dinner
almond body wash on my bath puff
Reading is my way to relax and rest.
The second week's prompts were about the space we occupy.
Every morning I open the blinds and look out the window to see the morning.
It is what it is...a well used threshold. This was a tough one of me. You wouldn't believe how many ways I attempted this photo.
I piece quilt blocks on my vintage Featherweight Singer Sewing machine. It sits beneath a window for better light. You can see the reflection of the trees outside in the shiny black surface.
The oldest "seat" in our home is this rocking chair. My husband bought it for me when I was expecting our first child back in the mid 70's. This chair holds memories of crying babies, snuggles, kisses, giggles, songs, books read, and nights when children were sick and I sat and rocked them so they could sleep. It's not as comfortable as it once was, but it still squeaks the same, which is music to me.
I kept two of my grandsons this day and we like to spread toys all over the floor.
Each week we have a bonus shot, where Tracey gives us a specific day and time to take a picture. It's fun to see what everyone is doing at the same time.
Our first bonus was Saturday @ 10 a.m.
I was cleaning mirrors in the bathroom.
The second bonus was Thursday @ 5 p.m.
I was rocking my youngest grandson while his big brother played nearby. You can see his foot in the background. I wish I'd gotten more of him.
Life may be ordinary and mundane at times, but it's still my life and I'm glad I'm capturing some of these moments.
Feel it, Live it, Love it,
And Enjoy it.