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My Daily Practice: A Photo-a-Day

water droplets

Last March I started a new practice – take a photo every day, print it, pin it up on a board and notice the patterns that emerge. In the city, on the island, in the car — no matter where I am, I can see my own point of view more clearly when I take it out of the camera, off the computer screen and put it on paper. I’ve found the different aspects of my life fit together and make sense instead of feeling scattered and compartmentalized. Letting go of judgment of what I’ve created, following my intuition, letting it guide me, going back to the same spot over and over, taking a different route than normal, working toward my 10,000 hours to perfect my craft — these lessons and much more, all from this simple practice. Here are some of my latest favorites.

Shop Window   Water Droplets on Smoke Tree

Frozen Lake   Shop Window

Side of Barn   photoaday2 of 15

House with Star Light   Water Droplets on Smoke Tree

Log Jam   photoaday9 of 15

Christmas Wreath   Young Buck

Orange Cafe Table & Chairs   Madrona Berries

Winter Sunrise   Santa in Window

When the New Year begins, I encourage you to find a practice of your own — make your mark, do your doodle, find your rhythm, move your body, live YOUR life.

Sally and I plan to spend more time on our new website poppyandsallyphotography.com in the year ahead. We hope you’ll join us there. Happy Holidays!!




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5 Responses »

  1. I love this whole idea of daily practice and your photos speak to the impact that can have. Congrats, beautiful work/play.

  2. Poppy,

    Great to see this partial selection! I like seeing the world through your eyes.

  3. BEAUTIFUL photos, and what a powerful practice.

  4. Beautiful! I chose collage for my daily practice, and will be happy to wrap it up in a few months; photography would be a great transition. I’m still in shock that I have kept it going this long, but like you, appreciate the learning and patterns emerging. Congratulations on your body of work.

  5. Thanks for taking the time to look and the sweet encouragement!