Day 1: March 1st
Emilee and I met up to work on an article we've been asked to write through Pinstrosity. We decided it was time to get new headshots as well. Sadly, the weather didn't cooperate with plans (but happy for the rain!), and we were stuck inside for pictures. It kinda threw off our groove, but we had a good time anyway. I love this shot we got of Emilee:
Day 2: March 2nd
Cameron and I went down to visit my parents and brother right after church. On the way there I couldn't resist stopping and getting a shot of the hay bales.
Day 3: March 3rd
I created memories, which don't really count towards the challenge, but that's okay. We were able to visit with my family and play card games with Mom, then that evening we did dinner with Em and Chip.
Day 4: March 4th
I got to spend some good time with Mom in Walmart as we did our shopping and as we put together a care package for my brother Brigham who is serving a church mission. It was fun to go through the store and try to find things that he could use and things that would make him smile.
|The My Little Pony nightlight is an inside joke...and I think it's the item I'm most excited about sending, hahaha.|
Day 5: March 5th
I still needed my headshots for the Pinstrosity article and update (my camera needs a cleaning and tune up, the focus isn't working so great these days), so I pulled out my tripod and finally got a shot I liked.
Day 6: March 6th
I spent much of Thursday working on our Pinstrosity guest post. It took a lot longer than expected to combine the pieces all three of us wrote, but it was fun. Emilee and I also got to meet up again for an exciting meeting with a lady from the Harper Collins Publishing Company to throw some ideas around. That's all I'll say about that for now (heehee), but hopefully in the next few months we'll have some fun news.
Day 7: March 7th
I spent much of the 7th finishing, tidying, and adding photos to the Pinstrosity article and interview, and then tidying up the blog a bit. I even learned how to create and add social media buttons!
This week was a little heavy on the photography aspect of creativity, not something I planned on, but it worked. Photography is creativity, but I don't want this project to be just about photography. But, photography does bring me joy (which is my theme for the year!). I love figuring out the right settings to depict the scene as I see it. I love trying to figure out composition and lighting. I'm still not very good at landscapes, but I'm slowly getting better. I'd love to focus more and more on landscapes and nature photography, capturing this beautiful southwest desert I live in.
Writing also brings me joy. I love sharing my thoughts with others and sharing what small amounts of tips I've come up with through the years (I feel really awkward giving out tips, I don't feel like I know a whole lot or am very qualified most of the time, but oh well).
It was so fun to put together the care package for Brigham. I am so proud of the man he is becoming and the good person he is. I miss him so much and can't wait for these next 15 months to go by, but I know he is doing what is right and is where God needs him to be. My family brings me joy. I love them so much.
I'm hoping this next week I will be able to jump into projects that don't involve the computer! I have amassed quite the collection of ideas on and off of Pinterest and I'm excited to get going on them!