|church bell, Ft. Ross, California, 2010|
My One Little Word for the year is Embrace. One thing which I wanted to embrace this year was my photography. In January, I took a class called Simple Soulful with the wonderful Irene Nam. I've read and re-read the inspiring book Expressive Photography by the highly motivating Tracey Clark. I registered for Camp Shutter Sisters (which happens in just 8 weeks! I am so excited!). I even tried carrying my camera everywhere. No easy thing considering how heavy it is combined with all the other stuff that finds it's way into my bag. Unfortunately life with 5 children, 1 husband, homeschooling, a home to care for and the myriad of things that life has thrown at me got in the way of my really using my camera for anything other that a paperweight. So, hoping to try to get my focus back on Embracing my photography I thought on a daily or weekly basis I'd go through my photo archives and find one (or two) image that I really liked and share it here. Hopefully, I'll start posting current images, too. I really want to grow as a photographer and I know that won't happen until I pick up my camera and just shoot.