Hello, friends! I’m pretty far behind with sharing these updates, but since my last post was pretty photo-heavy I wanted to share my usual half months worth of photos. In my last 100 Days of Mornings photos I shared some tips for daily projects and #4 was to switch up the subject matter of your photos. Sometimes you don’t have the time–or energy–to take think about what to take photos of. Those are some of my least favorite, but probably the most true to life pictures that I take, because I don’t have time to wipe the dust or move an unsightly cord from the view of the camera. But if I’m on top of things with my daily project I can be a little more intentional and take a photo that still represents my life, but varies things up a little. Some things to consider:
1 // What’s the weather like? And how can you capture that in your photos? Throughout this project I’ve had the chance to capture the last of the winter snow, spring rains and now… pollen? #summerallergies #summeristheseasontohibernate
2 // Take a look around you. What’s in your surroundings that you see every day but doesn’t always stand out? How do those things change every day? Is there a place that has a fun play of shadows based on what the sun is like? Did you forget to clear a cobweb from a corner of your ceiling? What does your nightstand look like in the morning?
3 // Are you doing anything that’s different from your usual routine? Those are fun things to document!
4 // How can you take a look at your daily things (like, for instance, your cup of coffee) and make them new? Put it in a new environment that’s still part of your morning.
5 // Do you have pets or children? They’re fun to take pictures of each morning too. Just think about all the cute moments and shenanigans they get into… or maybe some of the frustrating ones… that we don’t stop to document? Those little moments are the memories that put a smile on your face later on, so document them.
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Do you have any tips for varying subject matter in a daily project like this?
I’d love to hear them! I already feel inspired to finish out this 100 Day Project and really take a look at what’s around to me to see how I can make the last thirty days of this project feel special.
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But let’s jump back to Day 28, which is where I’m at with updates in this month/month and a half of not updating/only posting book reviews. 🙈 Life. That’s all I have to say about that.
Day 28: 5/1 @ 7:28 AM. Spring is here and the weather alternates between sunny & warmer and cold & rainy cold, but I’ve ditched my coat even when I should probably wear it.
Day 29: 5/2 @ 9:18 AM. The sun came out this morning, which I’m sure will be helpful for these kindergarten science projects. I can’t remember what’s in the cups, but I think we’re hoping for lettuce in the pot.
Day 30: 5/3 @ 11:12 AM. At one point I thought, “I might actually have a chance to finish a cup of coffee while it’s still warm!” And then it didn’t happen… but really, I’d like to know if anyone actually does. Unless you sit down just for a cup of coffee in the morning, it’s so easy to get swept up in the day.
Day 31: 5/4 @ 10:33 AM. A group of students visited my school and one of their teachers was my 2nd grade teacher. It was fun to chat! After I had to snap a photo. The sun was shining and the light from the stained glass was dancing on the ceiling.
Day 32: 5/5 @ 9:10 AM. I took a quick break to join my fan club of 3-year-olds outside. It was so nice to step outside. Would have preferred less sun, though, because… vampire. 🙋🏻😂
Day 33: 5/6 @ 10:36 AM. Saturday mornings = lots of coffee. The rest of the day was spent cleaning and planning my next adventure.
Day 34: 5/7 @ 10:59 AM. Mornings with this one are the best.
Day 35: 5/8 @ 10:54 AM. The lettuce science project is starting to grow.
Day 36: 5/9 @ 10:31 AM. Someone brought in flowers for everyone at work.
Day 37: 5/10 @ 11:43 AM. This is the perfect example of “not everything you do will be good” and this one is really, really bad. 🙈😂 I snapped it quickly and when I looked at it later just thought, “What?!?” You can’t really see much other than I took my life to work.
Day 38: 5/11 @ 11:39 AM. On the last flight of the day. Yes, the last! Our day started at 3:30 in the morning. That’s a tough wake up call for this night owl!
Day 39: 5/12 @ 10:13 AM. I had to take this snap of the East Block. The tower looks like it has a face…it kind of reminded me of Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast.
Day 40: 5/13 @ 10:57 AM. There was a wedding at Notre Dame Cathedral the day I stopped by last fall, so I was excited to be able to see inside the cathedral this time.
Day 41: 5/14 @ 10:54 AM. I took my mom to see Maman, aka the giant spider sculpture outside the National Galleries, on Mother’s Day. She was thrilled. 😬😜😂 Actually, she totally didn’t mind because 1) she’s my mama and already knows I’m weird; 2) the sculpture is really cool; and 3) it’s an ode to the sculptor’s mother, who was a weaver, so it’s perfect for a mama’s day outing. In my mind, at least.
Day 42, 5/15 @ 9:04 AM. We said goodbye to our Ottawa apartment and made our way back to Minneapolis.
As always, you can follow along in real time by following me on Instagram (@crystalbrutlag) and searching the hashtag #100daysofdreamermornings. The day I list may or may not be correct… I have issues with that sometimes, so this post was fun to put together. 😁😂
Are you doing the 100 day project or a daily project? What have you been doing?