One Little Word 2013 Blog Hop: April in Review

OLWbloghopLOGOI’m taking the One Little Word class by Ali Edwards at Big Picture Classes. It’s a year-round class and you can start anytime. Every month on the 1st you receive your prompt challenge for the month. A group of class participants are using their blogs to share their thoughts on the month’s topic. To see all my posts listed, go to the top menu bar under “Documenting Life” and click on One Little Word.

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April is for fools. Ha, ok, that has no real meaning. I’m just really tired and it seemed clever. For a second. If that. Although on second thought, maybe it is for fools. The tarot deck starts with “The Fool” card which represents the beginning of journeys. We all begin our lives knowing very little, having to learn as we go along. So maybe spring is a fool’s journey. Fresh starts, new beginnings and all that.

My month was rather unremarkable. It’s a blur really. I’ve been trying to be more creative this month… trying to “own” my talent and just be me when it comes to creativity. Trying not to censor myself, or follow someone else’s rules, while also trying to learn new techniques. That has been a bit of a focus. Other than that, not much a-goin’ on that needs mentioning right now.

So, let’s focus on what I did with my One Little Word challenge for the month. The goal was to take photos that give life to my word “authentic”. Ali beautifully added words to her photos. So, I did the same on mine. I didn’t use the template she provided but I’m sure I’ll use it in another project sometime. I took nine photos, instagrammed them, imported them into Photoshop and added text. I’m happy with the outcome. (the font is “arsenale white”. i seem to be addicted to this wildly, whimsical font.)

I had planned to print out the photos and adhere them to kraft paper card stock. One one side would be the nine photos and the other side has a very pretty transparency quote with a photo strip and a few elements. It is sitting on my craft table half finished. Waiting. I’ll have to show that another day. Sorry!

What I can show you are my photos with the text added. I hope you like!

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You came from Michelle’s blog. Next up is Kelly’s blog.

If you need to start at the beginning, please go to Lee’s blog.

Namaste!

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9 thoughts on “One Little Word 2013 Blog Hop: April in Review

  1. Missus Wookie says:

    Oh I like this collection of photos and words (+ the font!) – simply being is something I work on a lot here. Mindfulness is a continuing struggle. Hope you have fun finishing the pages and look forward to seeing you next month 🙂

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  2. Naomi Wittlin says:

    Magical photos! I have also been trying to be more creative and also letting myself be free to interpret my own way. I love your word and I think you are living it perfectly.

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  3. Lisa says:

    I am soooo late hopping this month, but I’m so glad I landed here tonight. I’m in love with your sentiment ‘owning my quirkiness’. Wish we’d all do that 🙂

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