What? Did I just call this the "Halfway There Edition?" Don't look now, but 2013 just appeared on the horizon. Wasn't it just January?
Speaking of January, the halfway point is a great time to take a look back at all you've accomplished so far with the Take Twelve photography challenge! Take a few minutes to reread your blog entries or scan through your Flickr photos or flip through your layouts in albums, then let it sink in what a great job you've done documenting your unique year so far. If you haven't started yet, why not jump in today? As one of my favorite quotations states, "A year from now you'll wish you had started today." [Karen Lamb] That holds true for just about anything you'd like to accomplish!
As always, it's fun to share some of the additions to our Take Twelve Project Flickr Pool on the 12th of the month. Check out this lovely layout by group member midwestgirl60:
We love how she used one of Donna Jannuzzi's sketches from the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and made it her own!
Next up, Ella Friend Audrey Neal's look at May 12:
Audrey captured a little bit of this and a little bit of that to create the perfect snapshot of the day. Don't forget to look around for faces, places, and details as you pick up your camera!
Flickr group member Karen1448 didn't have time to scrapbook her photos yet but still made sure to create a little collage with them with a few details to help spark her memory when she does get back to scrapbook:
Moral of the story: take your pictures. The rest will fall into place. How sad it would be not to have these beautiful smiles and faces and scenes captured? Every picture you take toward the goal of documenting 144 memories this year is a gift.
Are you following along with the themed projects from the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit? June's project is one of my favorites: to grab your camera and take a walk around your neighborhood. Even better: invite a loved one along to walk with you. You'll definitely see some things you didn't notice before when you go out looking!
This month's prize comes to us from Big Picture Classes: a spot in Nic Howard's new workshop, Dimensional Details: The Expanded Version. This 13 week workshop has been updated with hot new techniques, step-by-step instructions and is full of gorgeous new examples, as well as including the favorites from the original class. Add all this to the lighthearted mood that Nic is well known for and this is one class that you won't want to miss. Students new to Dimensional Details, as well as those that joined Nic in 2010, will enjoy fresh new enthusiasm for the creative process and plenty of inspiration to scrap projects for months to come. One lucky Take Twelver will win a seat in this workshop valued $79!