Life Thru the Lens 5:52... January Review, and a February Winter Challenge

THE GOOD.....

They say, "Never let them see you sweat." But, in reality, I think that just leaves the people around you dazed and confused as to why you are not acting normally. So, in a show of realistic life, in the age of my-world-is-wonderful social media, here is my reality.

My world is, actually, wonderful:

January in Review

January in Review

~ I am full fledged into my art major, and I am loving life. It's work, but I am enjoying every minute of it. 

~ My boy, Dreamer, is almost a high school graduate. What!? (Did I mention he is the baby too, and that I am a mom to two adults. Transition. Smile.) With that, comes setting him up for the next journey, college. 

~ My Blue Eyed girl is almost done with an entire year of college, and man I am so proud of her. But, she still needs her momma, and that makes my heart oh so happy. 

~ My Thinker is a hard working man who is also going to school full-time on top of his work week, so he needs me just as much as my kiddos. 

My plate is full and overflowing with abundance. And, after a season of dry bones, it feels nice to be living again. I am not super woman though, although I do like to roar "I am super woman, here me cry!" every now and then. So, something has to give at some point, and sadly it is my site right here. I'm not going away, but I just wanted to tell you that I am struggling to keep a head. If I can't find my way to your place, please don't be offended. Really, this Life Thru the Lens community isn't just for me to make connections. It is for you to make connections with each other too. I hope you'll do so as I continue to host our little weekly party. 

THE FUN.....

Shades of Winter Photography Challenge | Lisa Kerner | Simply Living Photography

IT ALL STARTED WHEN...

Kristy from Life-n-Reflection reached out to me for a fall colors collaboration. We had so much fun, we have decided to do it again, only this time we will be looking for Shades of Winter. 

  • We will begin the challenge next week, Feb 6th, and move right through the end of the month, with the week of Feb 27th being our last challenge week.
  • My Life Thru the Lens linkup will also link with Kristy's Texture Tuesday linkup for the month of February. 
  • Every week I will feature a few shots on Instagram and Kristy will be featuring images on her website. Make sure to tag your photos with the weekly theme tag (see above), and #shadesofwinter so that I can find your shots on Instagram.
  • Feel free to right-click and download the image above to keep handy for the month of the challenge.

AND... if you are in the Souther Hemisphere, or if you live in an area where it doesn't snow, that is perfectly okay! Join along anyway, and show us your fabulous archived photos that go along with our weekly themes. Or, even better, be creative and figure out a way to incorporate our themes in your sunny, warm shots.  {Hint, a little snowman ornament, on a white sand beach would make for a beautiful shot for week one.}

We are super excited to see what you all come up with!!

 

THE RANDOM...

I thought it might be fun to show you some of the art projects I have in motion. 

YOUR TURN... WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON OR TOWARDS IN YOUR LIFE???


I join the following link up parties each week: LINK-UP  COMMUNITY


WHAT DOES YOUR LIFE THRU THE LENS LOOK LIKE...

LIFE THRU THE LENS WEEKLY LINKUP | LISA KERNER | SIMPLY LIVING PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Share your Life Thru the Lens.

2. Link back to this page, so others can find our community.

3.  Visit at least one person and create a community with them through encouraging comments.

The RULES:

~All forms of photography accepted… keep it family friendly please.

~Anyone with any photography skill can participate… we are all learning and growing.

~Any camera you take pictures with is acceptable… the best camera is the one in your hand.