The August Break, 2017: Part One

The August Break is back!  This may very well be the only time of year that I attempt a photo a day based on a prompt designed by another photographer that I have had success in completing.  I did attempt the "biggie," the 365 Project, once many years ago with a photo a day, without prompts, and made it to October which I thought was decent, however unfinished it was.  So, with a brand new August at hand and 31 prompts to keep me grounded (and focused), I'm giving "The August Break" another go around!  I try not to read the prompts - or commit them to memory - more than a day or two ahead to keep it fresh, a somewhat meditative practice.  I will post here every few days or weeks while allowing my images to speak for themselves.  I hope you'll join in The August Break too and if so, please be sure to comment below with your blog link or online sharing site so I can follow along with you and your daily images.  Thanks!     

1:31  Morning

2:31  Gold

3:31  Roses

4:31  Where I live

5:31  Bicycle

Here is a copy of the prompts for you to play along, too!!  :)  

A photo a day, slowing it down and paying attention to what catches your eye and heart. 

A photo a day, slowing it down and paying attention to what catches your eye and heart. 

I realize I haven't posted in a while (shaking my head at myself).  I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful, Terrific, super-charged summer, my friends!!  I have so much to catch you up on!!!  Life has been full ON!  Until next time, keep your eyes peeled for all the beauty that surrounds you and soak in summertime's wonder.  

P.s.  To see last year's project, please visit this link: Break for August Part One and Part Two.

Break for August | Part II

Welcome September!!  I took part in Susannah Conway’s month-long, August Break.  Otherwise known as β€œa month of slowing down.”  Slowing down is not something on my agenda and probably, I’m gonna take a wild guess, not on yours either!  The idea, rather, is to take a new photo prompt each day, meditate on it (either consciously or subconsciously or, my favorite, somewhere in between!) and act on it.  All in all, it was an enriching, month-long way of reflecting on the present.  I think I’ll do it again next August!!    

Here’s my second half of the August Break for the offering and viewing.  If you missed part 1, click on this link: Break for August | Part I.

I get really nervous when I have to take a selfie - I have no idea why this bothers me so terribly much.  It could be that I'm more comfortable on the "giving" end of photography, rather than the "receiving."  Anyhow I actually incorporated 2 - and published them on my blog!  Gah!!  Once I hit publish on this baby, I'll be hiding under my covers.  Go easy on me, friends.  :)  And Thank you for stopping by.  

20. Clouds

21. Today is...

22. Squares

23. My face

24. Three

25. Peaceful

26. Oranges

27. Little

28. I am... 

29. Favourite mug

29. Favorite Mug(gles) ;) (well, do you blame me?!)

30. Evening light

31. August was...

Break for August | Part I

I’ve been taking part in Susannah Conway’s month-long, August Break.  Otherwise known as β€œa month of slowing down.”  For me, taking time to slow down sounds really appealing.  Anyone with little ones knows how difficult it can be to find β€œme time,” if at all.  So, I thought, well, let’s give it a go and see how far I can get into the month!  

Each day there is a new prompt and a new opportunity to *slow down,* contemplate and challenge ourselves to fulfill the day’s assignment.  I try not to look ahead and only read that day’s prompt and maybe the following.  I’m having fun with the assigned prompts, taking time to ponder over each one thoughtfully, meaningfully, then sharing the goods.  I’ve also enjoyed viewing other photographer’s interpretations and have made new photog-friends from across the great pond!  How wonderful to know we, in the busy-ness of our daily lives, are all connected.   And the month’s not over yet!!  Thanks to Ms. Conway for the inspiration!! 

01.  Morning Light

02. Leaf

03. Handwriting

04. Sweetness

05. Midday

06. I'm reading...

07. Beneath my feet

08. Favourite taste

09. Red ( 1 )

09. Red ( 2 ) 

10. Yellow

11. Green

12. A Secret

13. 6 o'clock (ish) 

14. Love is...

15. Unicorn ... (well, not exactly, but my magical creature to surprise me with a visit today)

16. Breathe

17. Bedroom window

18. 5 Years Ago

19. My hands... (entwined with my girls'. together we are stronger)