Thursday, July 31, 2008

Summer Sanity, part 2....

A while back I was inspired by my friend over at All Girls School. She had the fab idea to do a photography series with her daughter, changing the theme often.

Well I don't trust my kids with my camera so I adapted this to be an "Idea of the Day". We had one every day that we were in Colorado and it was amazing to see the way they can have a new perspective on things when you open their minds to it!

We didn't do photos of ours initially, just talked about it and pointed out our finds. But a blog just isn't a blog without photos so I took the kids on a walk to the library and we revisited a few of our "Ideas of the Day". I held the camera, this is what they found.

Nature (it couldn't be something obvious like grass or trees. They had to look harder.)

A few years ago new sidewalks were poured in our neighborhood in the fall and the leaves from the trees made beautiful imprints before they dried!







Lines




Circles (we found lots of circles)







We've also done symmetry, arcs/crescents, color of the day, numbers (if 3 was the number of the day but the found the word three they got "bonus points" - which really mean nothing.) This has been such a fun activity!

11 comments:

allgirlschool said...

How cool! I love seeing all of these familiar things in a new way.

kim* said...

That is a good idea, I like the purple and greens in the berry photo.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great idea, very fun summer activity! Love creative moms.

Happy day!
Melissa

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Cool idea Beckster! Your photos look great. Can you believe that I have not picked up my camera in about 3 weeks now. YIKES!

Linda

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Cool idea Beckster! Your photos look great. Can you believe that I have not picked up my camera in about 3 weeks now. YIKES!

Linda

gina said...

What a GREAT idea!! I'm going to try that.


Your pictures came out great- and I love how much more pronounced the shapes are when grouped together like that.

Nicole Solo said...

what fun pictures! Great family activity too :)

Rosebud Collection said...

I always find it amazing how much we miss in life, until we really look around..Great job with the pictures..
Each one has its own beauty.

Malphi said...

Beautiful pics...nature knows how to do it best X

Anonymous said...

Great pictures, and you have really artsy sidewalks in your neighborhood!

S.

gina said...

I finally got around to trying this out. I would make a few adjustments to my technique (I posted about it) but overall it was as fun to do with the kids as i thought it would be! Thanks for the great idea.