Since I've been becoming increasingly interested in learning more about photography I knew I was on board when I came across this link up called "Scavenger Hunt Sunday" at Ramblings & Photos by Ashley Sisk. There are different prompts assigned each week that consist of 5 words, and I felt like it would be the exact kind of practice I needed.
Here goes nothin'...
1 >> OUTSIDE
|It's been a winter wonderland here in Utah - we've pretty much been pummeled with snow storms since last Thursday. Pretty to look at, not so pretty to drive in.|
2 >> BACKSIDE
|My mini doxies, Sam and Nelly, are known as "burrowing dogs." They will find any blanket and/or pile of clothes to nest themselves in for hours at a time. This causes us to check for lumps in the bed before lying down, and if we're lucky, the occasional spotting of a peeking bum.|
3 >> LITTLE THINGS
|I interpreted this word not as in size, but as in the common quote, "it's the little things." Our fridge is covered in a collage of photos, cards, and mementos that rarely get taken down. My niece and nephew made this Valentine for me last year, and every time I see it I get the warm fuzzies :)|
4 >> Cup of...
|Kind of a stretch, here... more like a dishwasher full of cups. I could have taken a cup of coffee, wine, or water this last week, and this is what I came up with after conquering the gnarliest beast of dishes I've tackled in a while.|
5 >> Reflect
|I didn't get that creative here... just a shameless selfie in the mirror! This was taken after I went to lunch with a good friend and I finally felt presentable after being dressed in rags for most of the weekend.|
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This was a really fun exercise! I noticed the words stuck in my head throughout the week and I kept spotting different opportunities for a photo op. I've realized I'm the type of person that needs assignments and ongoing structure to learn and stay motivated - I'll rarely go venture out and learn on my own, which is pretty disappointing when you think of yourself as an artist, but hopefully more practice like this can change that.