The Creativity Project {One Year Anniversary}

It's hard to believe that the Creativity Project has been around for an entire year now. I can still remember the excitement I felt when Becky from Life With Kaishon asked me to join. In honor of our one year anniversary we each decided to revisit a past theme we did over the past 12 months so be sure to click through the entire circle to see each theme. We also asked one of our fans, Joseph Davis to do a guest post for the theme "Lines". Please click HERE and show him some love. He's very talented! Oh, did I mention we'll be having a giveaway? Someone will win a $25.00 Photojojo gift card! Click HERE to enter. My theme?

Summer.

It's hard to imagine summer here when we have had such a cold, snowy winter and spring in New Jersey, but I thought I would share the first two images from my original "Summer" post and then some images of what the Jersey Shore looks like now after Hurricane Sandy. I have a feeling summer will be forever changed around here.

The plan to rebuild the Jersey Shore is in full effect...

To see what theme Singwa from buckeroomama chose click HERE and then be sure to continue clicking through the rest of the circle. We love it when our fans participate on our Creativity Project Facebook Fan Page also!

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for a $25.00 gift card to Photojojo !

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See you next month!

XOXO~

The Changing Light

The light has begun to change again around here...and I love to follow it and see where it takes me. For this session we started indoors in the kitchen and then headed into the woods.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

XOXO--

A Before & After

Thought I would have a little fun with a before and after. This image is SOOC

Here is the after. I used One Willow's adjustment brushes {with my own tweaks} and smoothed her skin slightly, removed a scar off of her nose, and made some slight adjustments to her eyes. After that I ran Red Leaf Studios new Film Emulsion preset Color 400. Simple and subtle. 

*This image was edited in Lightroom 4 only.

If you haven't checked out One Willow Boutique already {who are we kidding? I know you have.} then click HERE, and don't forget to check out Red Leaf Studios new presets for Lightroom {click HERE}. They are offering a 25% off discount with the code GIFTOFSIGHT now through Dec. 27th. A part of the proceeds will be donated to an organization whose mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in the developing world.

XOXO--

Favorite Photo Friday

Someone recently pointed out something to me that should have been quite obvious. I suppose life gets in the way of things sometimes...temporarily blinds a person and blocks out what's right there in front of them. With that being said, I have begun teaching Linhsey piano lessons. It's rewarding to witness her excitement over it, and it warms my heart to hear her practice her new found talent. It's a bonus that Gene joins in from time to time as well too.

I'm thankful my children have a love for music like I always have. Whether it be the drums, guitar, or now piano, I always hope to have a home filled with music.

{ Gene on the way to his holiday concert last night at the high school }

the long road

Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO--

The Creativity Project~ Bokeh

Our theme this month was bokeh, and I have always wanted to try it with a Christmas tree. Since we didn't have a tree to call our own at the time, I headed out to Pier Village in Long Branch to use theirs.

If you click HERE you'll be taken to Marvett's blog, Savoring The Simple. After you see her lovely work you'll be prompted to click on another talented photographer's blog until you make your way through our whole circle. Don't forget you can join in and post your own bokeh shots on our FaceBook fan page by clicking HERE.

Until next month! Happy Holidays!

XOXO--