Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Stopping to smell the roses (and take the photo!)

Chantelle  had no idea what she was starting when she created her Photo a Day Challenge last year, but now she says it’s changed her life - and the commenters on her post today agree. 

Day 1 - Today

Day 1 – Today (you saw this one on New Year’s Day)

Readers coming to grips with depression, the serious illness of a child, being run ragged by little ones, or just wanting to connect with fellow creative types, all attest to the encouragement and satisfaction they’ve found in the simple act of taking a photo a day to illustrate a prompt from the list Chantelle posts at the beginning of each month.

Day 2 - Something New

Day 2 – Something new

Shutterbugs have the choice of posting their daily photos on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, their blog, or all of the above!

Day 3 - Heart

Day 3 – Heart

I took up the challenge for a couple of months last year, but when some of my readers told me they missed my regular quilt-related posts I dropped out.

Day 4 - The view from here

Day 4 – The view from here

But with the start of a new year I’m back joining in the fun and I’ve decided that instead of sharing my photos daily I’ll post a weekly digest here on my blog (with prompts).

Day 5 - Movement

Day 5 – Movement

If you can’t wait a whole week, and you’re on Instagram, you’ll find hundreds of challenge photos every day under the hashtag #fmsphotoaday, and mine in particular under my name @darlingdi.

Day 6 - Mine

Day 6 – Mine

There’s a Facebook page that’s worth joining too https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMSphotoaday/, if only to see those wonderful daily photos from every corner of the world!

Day 7 - Street

Day 7 – Street

I find it great fun being on the lookout for that one special shot every day - as one reader put it, ‘noticing the artistry in the everyday things of life’- and I really hope you enjoy my first seven photos for 2013.

Red rose  Di


  1. It is so easy to forget to enjoy the little things in life, your photos capture some of the every day beauty we see and dont process as being special -until someone else brings it to our attention. Thank you.

  2. Di, I joined something similar but your list seems like more "fun" than mine. I think I'll give it a month, but may switch over to this one. Your photos are so fun...really love that last one with the balloons. I do hope that 2013 is a year of healing for you.

  3. I love your concept of a weekly digest! Great photos too!

  4. You have hit on the perfect balance, we get the pictures and the quilting.... the balloons this week are the most fun....but I love me the panettone....not new buy yumm

  5. I love the concept of a daily photo with a theme. It's a great idea to post them weekly. Your new header is fabulous, a very bright , cheery welcome to your blog.


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