In the first week of January of last year, 2016, I kept seeing posts about the 1 Second Everyday app. I’m not a videographer by any means, but since I’ve already been doing a photo everyday, since June 2, 2011, I figured I’d try this out for fun. I’m so glad I did!
There were a couple days that I missed a video, but the app allows you to utilize photos too, so I was still covered on the daily documentation. Also the title isn’t exactly accurate since there is the ability to make the video clips each day a fraction longer than 1 second, so some days will appear longer than others.
I LOVE how my video turned out & LOVE the apps slogan, “life is made of seconds”!
I know many of my days are completely boring. Some videos are pointless. But overall, I LOVE how this came together & am planning to continue this for 2017 too!
Take a look at my 2016 year!
Here’s to more randomness, silliness, & puppies in 2017!
Since 2010 I’ve been photographing my cousins, Hanna & Savanna, in my studio as a ringing in the new year record of them at that moment.
A plain & simple background.
This year, in addition to our usual, we added Mr. Lucas in there too, so now I get to create the start of his New Years transformation collage!
“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.”
― Bernie S. Siegel
Looking back at each of these sessions I remember the girls completely. How crazy & silly & fun & confident & insecure. Everything. It doesn’t seem like this many years have passed! I can’t believe they are 17 right now & will be 18 & seniors in high school soon.
Take a look at the transformation from the 2010 New Year to the 2017 New Year.
And here’s Lucas’s! Isn’t he adorable! 5.5 Months Old!
It’s January now, obviously, and in the digital scrapbooking world that means it’s time for The Month of Challenges @ The Lilypad. This is the 5th year in a row that they’ve done the challenges & I’ve managed to complete every one. Hopefully this year is the same!
Anyway! To gear up for the challenge, & get back in Photoshop creating, I participated in their 12 Days of Art Journaling leading up to Christmas.
Below are the pages I created & their respective challenge, (each is linked to the gallery for credits):
1. You need to use a bird and a tree (or foliage), and a fruit (or any kind of food).
2. You need to have a PAIR, or a COUPLE somewhere prominent on your page.
3. You need to use the colors from a flag (any country’s flag) as your color scheme.
4. You need to use a phone and/or a bird.
5. You need to use a golden page. You can use white, black and golden. No other colors.
6. The theme is family!
7. You need to use water related elements or you could do watercolor.
8. You must use a face of a girl or lady as the main focus.
9. You need to use a couple dancing or music relating theme.
10. Let everyone leap into action. Use a frog or a leaping/hoping animal or it could even be a person as long as they are leaping!
11. Ok, here comes your curved ball…. You must ONLY use 11 elements.
12. I want you to list 12 items that you are looking forward to next year or 12 things that you are glad are going away with 2016.
I’m back at this blogging thing again, and I really want to keep it up & consistent. Consistency is my downfall in so many aspects of my life that I really DO love doing!
In order to get back into the swing of things I’m starting this year off with another Free 8.5×11 Art Print, (my last freebie is here). This time around I included a photograph I took when I was in Juneau, Alaska this past summer, & the quote is one of the ones I have saved on my “One Little Word 2017” Pinterest board for my word “Open”. I’ll write about “Open” later.
Be Open To Whatever Comes Next
Feel free to download & use as you’d like, but please leave my photography watermark intact.
I’m getting this done a day quicker this time around & I can’t believe I’ve been doing this FREE Halloween Snapshot tradition for 7 years now! Like last year, we had perfect weather & a crazy busy evening. I loved seeing both new & familiar faces in my studio, so thank you for stopping in!!
As always, if anyone has any suggestions on ways I can improve Halloween night let me know, (this year I was smart enough to grab me cushion for my knees at least!). And in case you might have missed downloading your photos from last year, check my post Halloween Snaps v.6.
You just need to click on the image(s) of your children, right-click the photo, choose “download”, and then click “Original” to save to your computer. You are also able to order any prints online if you’d like or stop in my studio anytime, (prices online are a few dollars more than in person to cover online costs, so if you want to order it’s best to email or stop in). Otherwise, this is simply my free gift to you to download and I hope you had a great Halloween night.
After 7 years you know the drill! Here are a few of my favorites from the night!!
I hope no one has tooth aches from all the candy last night!!!