I am having a real hard time limiting my Instagram posts. I am so enjoying exploring mobile photography right now! Who knew that having a phone with a decent camera and an awesome photo editing app or two could make such a difference 😉
I’m trying not to go overboard, since I know that I’ll be sharing the images here at the end of the week and I don’t want you to have to scroll through 1000 photos, but let me tell you, sometimes it’s hard not to post anything and everything I see around me! The struggle is real, people 😜
My latest interest? Taking shots that are mostly sky, with a teeny little landmark in the corner, and editing them to have slightly extra-normal coloring. I haven’t posted many of the ones I’ve taken, but I want to continue to play around with this style.
In fact, I’m spending a long weekend at the Jersey Shore right now, and I plan to play around with this technique a lot while I’m here. Be forewarned – next week’s TWiP might require an excessive amount of scrolling on your part. (I feel significantly less inclined to curb my image-sharing enthusiasm when I’m on vacation) ♥
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
Instagram 📱: If I can use my beach quilt at home on the bed, then I think I can crack open one of my beach books here, too. I just have to try not to finish it before my trip 😆📖
365 📷: 2016 135/366 – It’s kind of cool when your new earrings arrive in the mail and they perfectly match the shirt you are already wearing 😀 (The earrings are from Smith Dry Goods, BTW, and there are more in her Etsy shop, if you like them.)
Instagram 📱: I should have finished this little sweater days ago, but I don’t think I have enough yarn for the button band. I either have to order more, or consider a contrasting color band. I’m immobilized by indecision. #pdc
Instagram 📱: Time for a cup of decaf, a couple of squares of dark chocolate, a bit of crochet, and last weekend’s #wallander. Have a lovely night ☺
Instagram 📱: Donuts for lunch 🍩 [Taken at Dunkin Donuts.]
Instagram 📱: I realized I kind of miss the mandala and coasters I gave away (they made great photo props!) so it seems like a good idea to make a few more. Right after I finish my snack ☺
365 📷: 2016 136/366 – Windy, rainy, sunny Sunday afternoon. It seemed like perfect conditions for a rainbow, but I didn’t see one.
Instagram 📱: Just hanging out at the airport, waiting for @clarkesworld and playing with #acolorstory app. 💟 [Taken at Newark Airport.]
Instagram 📱: So apparently I am too old to rely on two chocolate glazed donuts and diner pancakes to provide a day’s proper sustenance. While I enjoyed eating yesterday, I feel somewhat unpleasant today. I’ll just be over here curled up in a little ball, sipping my herbal tea in the dappled sunlight if you need me 😕
365 📷: 2016 137/366 – My magneta peonies don’t seem to be growing as fast as these pale pink ones, which are thriving. I’ve already got a photo shoot planned for when these babies are big enough to be cut 😀
Instagram 📱: I was curious how the #pdcmodfloralmandala would look without the white, so I started a mini one. And, wow, is that colorful! 4 and a half rounds to go 💟 #pdc
365 📷: 2016 138/366 – I grabbed a few extra books from the library today, since there’s a good chance that our beach weekend is going to be very, very rainy. I’d hate to run out of reading material on Day Two…
Instagram 📱: Good morning, Instagram☕I finished my #pdcmodfloralmandala in the alternate color scheme and I love it! So cheery. To make one like this yourself, use the “mini” variation in my pattern, but instead of the 6 white rounds, do them in the 6 colors that you use for the flower and the border. 💟 (#pdc)
Instagram 📱: The @craftastherapy prompt this week is “tools of the trade” and since making artsy #ergonomic handles for crafty tools is kind of my thing, how could I pass up the opportunity for a little photo shoot with some of my in-stock pretties? #pdc #craftastherapy_toolsofthetrade
365 📷: 2016 139/366 – A little after-supper drink for me and the boy. I’m heated-up cold-brewed coffee, and he’s instant peppermint mocha latte 🙂
365 📷: 2016 140/366 – It has been a nice day today, with little bits of blue peeking through the clouds.
365 📷: 2016 141/366 – Amid the creative chaos that can sometimes be my life, there exist tiny, astonishingly-organized islands.
Instagram 📱: Exhaaaaaale [Taken in Ocean City, NJ.]
Instagram 📱: So, we got here around 6:15, had supper at Angelo’s, and then took a walk to the end of the boardwalk. It’s cold here tonight, but at least it’s dry. The next few days are going to be soakers! We’re enjoying being outside while we can. By the way, my feet are not used to so much movement. They’re all, “what are you *doing* to us?” and I’m all, “just keep walking!” 👣 [Taken on the Ocean City boardwalk.]
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!