Friday, January 6, 2012

right now

 As I was sitting here choosing a photo for this Friday's post I was thinking about trying something a little different with this idea, in order to make it more my own. I have been posting photos on Fridays for quite some time now and by doing so I have been motivated to capture all those little moments from the week that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Or at least lost from my visual memory. There are days that seem to slip through my fingers like water. While sketching does keep memories of a place or time alive, as an artist who is also a homeschooling mom, who has the laundry and dinner, spelling tests, lesson plans, and where are my socks to tend to, even a quick sketch sometimes just doesn't happen. I have found that by collecting these simple snap shots that a moment can be saved, and shared.

What I am proposing, in keeping with my thoughts for this year to stay focused on the present, mindful and in the moment, is to continue with  photos on Friday, an image from the week, with no words or a few words, that acknowledges the "right now".  If you would like to join me in this mindful weekly exercise, put a link in the comments for this post to share your "right now" image.

7 comments:

Carolyn A. Pappas said...
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Carolyn A. Pappas said...

I like your thoughts on this Ann. I was thinking of doing some sort of photography project this year and I think I will join you. I took a picture of the sunset over the lake this afternoon: http://capappasart.com/2012/01/06/right-now/.

Ann said...

Wonderful Carolyn! That is a stunning photo! Thanks for sharing it :-)

conservativelybohemian said...

I think your life sounds wonderful, Ann. I so miss having my daughters at home, helping with homework, just being a mom. I love when you share your moment of the week and wish I could do that too. Unfortunately, most of my week happens at work. The rest of the time I'm a vegetable.

Ann said...

That's exactly why I want to try and stay mindful of the present moment Sherry! It all goes by so fast! I am glad you like these photo posts :-)

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Your comments on adding photography to your blog struck a chord with me. I take lots of photos too - and sometimes I post them on my blog, but I have felt a little guilty, since I know most of my readers are looking for art posts. But I love viewing the world through a camera, and I love other people's photos too. I look forward to more from you.

Ann said...

Sherry, I know exactly what you mean and have wondered myself if readers are interested or not in seeing photos on an art blog. Yet, I also always enjoy those glimpses into other artists' worlds through the photos they choose to share. I have found that the task of having a weekly photo to post has greatly increased my stash of photos through the reminder to pay more attention to my surroundings and capturing them with my camera. It's your blog, you should make it your own!

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