At the end of November, my friend Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio sent me a little note with a link to December Views. She said that this sounded like something I’d be interested in. Boy, was she right! I immediately went to Darlene’s website and signed myself up.
During the month of December, I limited my words (except for a few long and rambling posts) and focused my energy on photographing the world around me. The result was that I took a LOT more photos than I had in a long time and I started relying on the photos to express my mood instead of words. I posted more often and more enthusiastically. Looking back at these photos, I think I developed more of a point of view than I had before. I realized what I enjoyed photographing most: subtle details and finding the beauty in every-day things.
If this sounds familiar, this was the original premise of Slice of Life Tuesdays. Here’s an excerpt of the intro to each Tuesday post:
Every Tuesday, I post photos that I took the previous week and ask you to do the same. These photos are taken at ordinary moments. No fancy photo shoots. No fancy editing.
After this transformative month, there is no WAY I could limit myself to only posting Slice of Life photos on Tuesdays. NO WAY! So as I move forward, I will post Slice of Life photos regularly. This will be an exercise for me to continue to cultivate my point of view, and also to express my life visually. I will continue to include quotes that inspire me and music that moves me. And don’t you worry, I will also contine to share long and rambling posts. Because that’s just the way I roll.
And with that, I offer you a look back at December.