Hello there Buttoneers! If you have been following me on Instagram or maybe even Twitter, then you may have seen that for the first time I have been taking part in Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-a-day Challenge.
I really wish I had discovered this (I know…I know…I must have been living under a rock…) at the start of the year and at the start of this blog but, I got there eventually. I thoroughly enjoyed this little challenge and loved how it has made me think outside the box and in a different medium than I am used to. I got into a routine of taking the photograph through Instagram on my smartphone in the morning and this way I didn’t forget to take one.
I loved that by just taking a minute of two out of my day, I was documenting the world around me and some of my favourite things.
The challenge to think of a new and creative way to compose each photo prompt was the fun part! Some prompts I struggled with for a while, some I knew instantly, but mainly I was proud of my photograph and took time to play around with composition and negative space. The best part is that it only takes a few moments of your busy day and yet you can not only feel a part of something by following the hashtag #fmsphotoaday, but keep the creative juices flowing!
Here is my March 2014 in a Photo-a-Day…
Day 1 – ‘Yellow’ – Spring is on the way in my garden with these beautiful Primroses
Day 2 – ‘Something Borrowed’ – Our house that we currently rent
Day 3 – ‘My Name Is…’ – My Name is Rachel
Day 4 – ‘On My Mind’ – Crafting – Obviously!
Day 5 – ‘Something Beginning With I’ – Indiana Jones (well, the Lego Minifigure version anyway!)
Day 6 – ‘Chair’ – My desk chair in my studio is my favourite and probably used the most!
Day 7 – ‘Fly’ – Pickle Head is a friendly flyer!
Day 8 – ‘In The Corner’ – A corner of the studio
Day 9 – ’10am’
Day 10 – ‘Far Away’ – Wild West Emmet is reeeeallly far away!
Day 11 – ‘Something Good’ – My Fiancé/best friend/adventure buddy and I…Everyday 🙂
Day 12 – ‘Partial’ – I love the angular handle on my retro mug so was able to show it off with this prompt
Day 13 – ‘Fresh’ – I love this hand wash my Treacle Moon, It is lemony fresh! But I love the design more!
Day 14 – ‘Care’ – Fragile. Handle with Care.
Day 15 – ‘Evening’ – Oil of Evening Primrose hand cream smells so good
Day 16 – ‘Beautifully Ordinary’ – This is my favourite fork, which sounds so silly, but this ordinary piece of cutlery has a beautiful vintage floral handle.
Day 17 – ‘Today’s Weather’
Day 18 – ‘Five Years Ago’ – I bought my first Vespa scooter Piglet (its pink and the registration number ends in PGT)
Day 19 – ‘Cropped’ – I was cropping and editing photographs on Photoshop ready for that week’s ‘Workspace Wednesday’
Day 20 – ‘Letter’ – R is for Rachel
Day 21 – ‘Full – My favourite buttons go into this lovely glass jar and it is rather full (and I only noticed when taking this photo that the jar is wonky!)
Day 22 – ‘Morning’ – My Fiance and I have a ‘posh’ coffee on a weekend morning using the coffee machine or the cafetiere.
Day 23 – ‘I’m Loving…’ – My new ‘Perfect Pairs’ pencils from Marks and Spencers
Day 24 – ‘One of a Kind – I made this when I was 16 at the start of A Level Art.
Day 25 – ‘Soft’ – Troll Hair
Day 26 – ‘I Am Here’ – I took the rest of the day of to go shopping with my mum in Worcester
Day 27 – ‘Something I Made’ – I thought of a thousand ideas for this one but I made it simple – Eliston Button. My website, my blog, my little creative biz.
Day 28 – ‘Nostalgia’ – Meet Panuel (Said like manual) Since I was little he has been the best hugger/secret keeper/tea party guest and ballerina/shop keeper/astronaut/student/pirate ever! Oh and that’s his friend Norm.
Day 30 – ‘Fast’ – Like a Rocket Ship
Day 31 – ‘Faux’ – Faux flowers are normally the only flowers I can keep alive :/
Phew! Thank you for sticking with me! I am super excited to start April 2014’s Photo-a-Day!
Let’s talk about them all! Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!