Finding and creating adventures in everyday life.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 7

So I broke a board last week. I thought I would do a self-portrait to commemorate. It’s been a strange mix of emotions since the boys and I completed our rank test and moved on to Purple 1. So proud of them and the work they did. Challenged by new classes and the work that is before us. At the same time, it’s been tough to carry on without Colin on this part of the journey. I miss having him in class and sharing the experience. It’s only a temporary thing, but it’s not fun. Heal quickly, My Dear!

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 6

Creativity is messy. Most of the time, it’s worth the mess.

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So many projects going on here. Secret book compartments, Valentine’s Box, Oobleck, tin foil sculpture, reading assignment. 

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Week 6 1

Our project at STEAM Club. Collect trash and bits from nature and make art!

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 4

I lead an after school STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Club. This week, I am excited to be teaching a lesson on Sculpture. We’ll be creating sculptures inspired by the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti. The kids will sketch poses and then create their sculptures – we’re covering them in foil to give them the feeling of bronze/metal sculptures.

I had to create a prototype to share with the students so I chose to give my creation some quick karate lessons and placed him in a knife hand, back stance.

He took to karate quite quickly, but he’s a bit stiff.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 3

Thankful for time with my family, for a beautiful place to live, for crisp, winter walks.

Week 3 1

Frozen water and captured pine cone.

Week 3 2

Water Window.

Week 3 3

My Colin.

Week 3 4

I got to take photos of a gorgeous, one week old baby this week. One of the most significant things to me about photos is capturing moments and memories. Our family loves to look back at photos of the boys when they were younger, of things we have done as a family – the shared experiences and events and even just the random moments are rich and precious.

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Photo Challenge 2018 – Week 2

As we were out on a family hike this weekend, I said to Colin how much I love taking pictures. It really does give me so much joy. Capturing moments, being creative, creating a mood. I just love it.

Here are six of the images I captured this week. From my challenge list I got Back Lit, Action – Frozen, Macro, Black and White, Fantasy, Path, and Leap/Jump.

Week 2 1

Back Lit Shrub

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Macro View of River Reeds

Week 2 4

One of my favorite things about this photo is that you can almost feel Jake’s soft fur.

Week 2 2

Black and White, Back Lit Zane

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Jude on a mysterious Path.

Week 2 6

Lots of fun post-processing here. Action-Frozen, Fantasy, Leap/Jump. Zane flying into action!