Sunday, January 20, 2013

Catching Up - Focus on LIfe

I came across Sally Russick's Focusing on Life - 52 Photos challenge through some of the blogs I follow.  Each week Sally sends a prompt to the participants and we all take a photo based on the prompt.  The challenge fit in with my New Years resolution to post more, explore more, make art more and live more.  I'm catching up since I joined the challenge a few weeks late.  Week one's task was to take a self portrait.  I decided to photograph my hands as they are the instruments that I use to create art and my most trusted tools.  I'm setting up a new laptop so, while I'm transferring all of my software, I'm using Picasa (free Google software) to edit my photos.  You can see that I got a bit artistic and used some of the filters and features of Picasa to stylize my photo.  That's what fun about the challenge; trying new things.


  1. I am with you on your New Year's resolution! I chose the word "purposeful" for my word for 2013. To do more with purpose. Your photo is beautiful! Our hands are so important. I need to get more interested in photography but find it more of a chore... I will be watching this challenge. Maybe an inspiration for me! Thanks for posting.

  2. Glad to see you have joined in on the challenge! I look forward to seeing the moments you capture over the next 49 weeks.