A month of Japan Update

A month of  Japan Update

Well, I had big plans for this month but while I'm not completely calling this month a Fail, I would say that I've done way less that I had initially set out to do.

I am learning some Japanese, which has been really fun and a bonding experience between my husband and children.  We are learning through an app called Mirai Japanese which has great mini lessons that I can absorb in 10-15 min.   I highly recommend.

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Experiment #8: A month of Meditation


Experiment # 8 is underway and I am really enjoying this one.  Simple, good way to start the day and I'm already noticing some change  in how reactive and impulsive I am being. 

Meditation has been a part of my life since I was a teenager and through the years I've had bouts of being really consistent and then times when my I didn't do it at all. 

When I discovered Shambala meditation I was happy to know that we can use anything in our life as a meditation.  But I have to say there is something really special about sitting down for 20 min a day to just be with myself.  

Thinking of even doing a meditation retreat this month!  

Seems like the best way to keep up with sharing is on instagram.   One thing that have been challenging about this year long project is keeping up with writing about it here on a regular basis.  O well, can't do it all right?



Experiment #7: A month of Music


Keeping up with documenting this experiment on Instagram.  You can take a listen below and follow along on IG stories and my profile.  Taking requests and dedications:)


Learning about Light, Grain, and Manual Settings Days 2-10


This is a collection of from the past few days as I've been learning about my Olympus Pen camera and how to use it.

It been fun to learn about the different features of my camera as well as the basics of composition.

I started off following an ecourse but have sort of mixed and matched my resources.   Here are few of my recommendations for other beginners looking for a palce to start.

Unraveled (online) School of Photography:  This school is for the novice to advance photographers. They have classes that range from compositing, editing, inspiration, and the basics.  And its only $15 a month for a giant amount of info.  

Susannah Conway Photo Meditations: This ecourse is also another great one for beginers. Susannah breaks things down into simple doable action steps.





Month #5 A month of Inspirational Photography!


I'm actually kind of sad a month of wild writing is over.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to take Lauries course, but the next few months already feel so full, so for now that will have to wait.  I've decided to do yet another on of the ecourses that came withe the SuperPower bundle.

I'm so glad I purchased this bundle because I am taking ecourses that I wouldn't normal take simply because it seems like a friviousl expenditure for something that I'm just a little interested in. 

I decided to do The Candela: Finding Inspiration Through Photography with Lauran Valenti, for a couple reason. 1. becuase I would love to learn how to use my Olympus Pen camera that I was gifted a few years back and 2 the description said "we'll draw powerful new inspiration from heartfult personal inquiry as we shake up our seeing, abandon rules that constrain creativity"

THAT sounds right up my ally.  

  1. Question:  Can I deepend my relationship with my camera and my skills as a photographer and fall in love with this art again?
  2. Hypothesis: What do I think will happen? I hope that I understand my camera better, that it helps to influence how I see and notice in this world.  
  3. Methods: What am I going to do?  Follow the ecourse



A month of Wild Writing

This Months Challenge:  To Write for 27 days with Laurie Wagners course 27 days of wild writing.  This was another ecourse from The Super Hero Bundle and there are still 7 more ecourses for me to take!! 

The ecourse is pretty simple, Laurie reads a poem and then afterwards she give a jump off line.  I then write for 15 minutes on the jump off line unedited. 

I've decided to also practice doing my pointed pen Calligraphy on the jump off line. 

Hypothesis:  That my writing will get more descriptive or hopefully better.

You can follow along on IG