Way back in June, I decided to take up Fat Mum Slim on her photo-a-day challenge. Over at her blog, she posted a long list of daily themes – sometimes simple themes like “yellow” but other days a little deeper like “what’s on your mind” or “empty”. The theme list is a great motivator, since it makes you look at everyday things a little bit differently. Not only are challenges like this great to get me to take more photos, they also motivate me to shoot in manual mode – and to play with the processing once loaded onto the computer. I certainly wish I had time to put this much effort into every photo I take…
So I know July is almost over (where the heck is the summer going!) but I felt like I needed some closure to this June challenge, since I never fully shared all of my photos. (Launching a new website in the middle of a month long challenge tends to be a bit of a distraction!) I will admit that I didn’t take each photo on the actual day that listed and I might have taken a few of them to fill in the missing days yesterday, but it was still fun.
I didn’t do the challenge for July, I couldn’t keep up. But I will definitely do another in the future.
Here are my photos from June. Enjoy!
When we moved-in two years ago, we found the the original screen door for our house broken and stored in the garage. My husband replaced the screen, fixed it up, and rehung it on the front door. I love the weathered look and it lets a lot of air into the house.
12: From a Low Angle
This photo is actually from this past October when we biked to the CN tower. So I cheated a bit, but its the first thing I thought of when I saw theme! I’ve also cropped the photo to fit here so you can’t see the top of the tower. You can see the full photo on the past post.
They FINALLY put up hoarding around the ugly empty lot by our house – and they put this pretty mural around it! So much nicer. And since this photo, they’ve added painted wooden birds to the mural. It was a collaboration from 2 schools – and I love it.
The clock tower, on the old fire station just down the street from us.
I didn’t realize the hydrants in our neighbourhood were yellow until I started looking for yellow things!
16: Out and About
The girls and I packed up the wagon on Saturday morning, and toured through The Beach to check out some garage sales. They girls brought their wallets and allowance looking for treasures to buy.
17: In Your Bag
The only thing I bring when I drop Lilo off at school every morning.
18: Something We Don’t Know About You
I love pickles, I probably eat 2-3 a day. And more, if they’re the good kind.
This is the front door of a house in the neighborhood. I can’t believe how crocked the door frame is.
20: Fave photo you’ve ever taken
This photo is of my daughter Lilo, who’s 6 now. When she was just 6 months old, we drove from Toronto to BC. This photo was taken when we stopped at a rest stop for a snack. She just grabbed the watermelon and shoved it in her face. I love her fingers grasping it so strongly.
21. Where you slept
A shot of our fluffy, comfy bed.
22: From a high angle
Since from a low angle was from our trip to the CN tower, I thought from a high angle should be too. A photo of our feet on the glass floor at the top of the CN tower – can you see the ground below?
Isla swinging around a ride at the Beach BBQ and Brews Festival – we had a great night with friends there.
24. On your mind
This past month I have been working on getting my Etsy shop up and running – have you checked it out yet? HipLilKid.com
25: Something cute
Isla picked a cute little flower to give to me – love her chipped nail polish. When Lilo saw this photo she even said, “Awe, cute”
26. Where you shop
Living just off Queen Street, there are lots of markets so close with great looking fruits and veggies. Don’t those radishes look great? Much better then the ones in my garden.
The sign on our bathroom door – we had the same one at my house growing up, along with the actual claw foot tub.
28: On the shelf
I went in the kids play room and found one of the cats on the top of the bookshelf; just chilling with the toys.
I love the baby soft cheeks my monkey has.
30. A friend
My girls fight and whine at each other one minute, and hug and snuggle the next. I’m so happy that they are each other’s best friend. A coupl of weeks ago, I caught them holding hands while waiting in line at the a community fair.
And there was June. I had fun taking all these photos and looking for new things to take pictures of. If you want to be inspired and force yourself to take more photos, take the photo a day challenge.