Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent

10 on 10 – December // Deck the Halls

Ready to peek inside my home? These are some of my favorite Christmas decorations!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent

Do you buy Christmas ornaments or decorations while traveling? That’s something I’ve loved doing for more years than I remember! The red mosaic ball? From Salt Lake City, Utah. The silver tear drop? From Hearst Castle in Cambria, CA. The crosses? From Solvang, CA the weekend my sister was married! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating our tree and reminiscing where every ornament and decoration came from. Okay, not every single one, but definitely lots have significant meaning ❤

Believe is one of my absolute favorite words and is evident throughout my home, particularly during the holidays. So I couldn’t resist getting some fun bokeh shots with our Believe ornament!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent

Did you land at Clicky Chick Creates coming from Laura Bastien at The Sweet Life? Her gorgeous photos make me want to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and a nice fire! Be sure to head on over to my adorable friend and uber talented photographer Kim Bajorek! She headed out for a high noon photo shoot at the beach, capturing her beautiful friend in front of a turbulent yet beautiful ocean! She even caught some daredevils out in the rough waters as well 🙂

Thanks for following our 10 on 10 adventure this year! I’ve had a blast spending time behind the lens to capture 10 (or more) photos monthly of people and events that are near and dear to my heart, and whatever may have tickled me pink for the month ❤ If you missed any of the 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post 🙂

If you’re still looking for some holiday goodies for your home or for gifts, please visit my Etsy and Society6 shops! The perfect gift for you or your loved one could be eagerly waiting for you to discover it within my shops or with other artists in the communities!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Happy holidays!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Diptych - Tea, Nature, Earth - exposed roots, tangled, tea, backyard

Dialogue // Diptychs {Photo Challenge}

Using a diptych, whether to tell a story, to show details, to show a comparison, scale or sequence, is fabulous to help convey an idea, or to plant the seed to new ideas…

What do these say to you? What dialogue is taking place between the images? Do you hear a story?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Diptych - Craving Cookies!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Diptych - Tea, Nature, Earth - exposed roots, tangled, tea, backyard

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Diptych - Run like the Wind! shoes and bubbles

Thanks for the inspiration, Frédéric Biver and Daily Post! I sure do love breathing new life into images from years gone by…

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you 🙂

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Canon 60D
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

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Life is constantly changing around us. But when we take the time to notice what we take for granted, we can see a little deeper into the beauty that’s right in our backyard. The tree roots on the left are from a banana tree in our backyard. The tree was planted before we moved in, and we’ve watched over the years as the roots have just wrapped themselves in loops around the base.

When I was faced with creating my first diptych, I realized I wanted to use this tree or the roots really as they intrigued me. And as I was looking at it, then it hit me, how much it looked like a watering can. My older daughter was all about tea parties at the time, so I started envisioning a teapot. It was a bit challenging getting the angle of the pouring tea right, but I love the way it rather organically came together – not only for the beauty in the photos, but for the fact that tea comes from the earth, and this image is such an expression of that change, that most beautiful and lovely gift we receive from nature.

Thanks for stopping by and have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. I decided to jump in last minute to the Daily Post at WordPress.com Weekly Photo Challenge. Check it out when you can! I’ve looked at the past few challenges and they look really intriguing! I can’t wait to see what others came up with in response to the prompt!