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Intricate // Macro Details {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro photograph of petal layers of pink rose

I’m squeaking in at the 11th hour with my submission to the Daily Post photo challenge this week. The theme is “Intricate” and these recent photos are totally in my mind with the amazing details that get overlooked so very often.

Have you ever looked closely at the details on the petals of a rose? Or the wick of a candle? Sometimes, it’s just the little things that fascinate!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // macro photograph of candle flame and wick

I truly love when my girls notice the world around them and proudly point out their discovery to me. Maybe it’s the photographer in me, but it’s definitely the mama in me, that smiles ear-to-ear, happy and proud that my girls are observant and appreciative of the world around them! My 5-year old had to stop us dead in our tracks while we visited the San Diego Zoo with our sweet friends Lynnette and Gracie, when she noticed this beautiful heart shaped leaf. It was high above us, but somehow she noticed it and I love that she made us pause to take in it’s beauty.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // heart shaped leaf

What tiny details have you noticed lately? Are you documenting it? The daily prompts at Capture Your 365 are fantastic to help get you into the routine of noticing and photographing the details around you. If you haven’t checked it out yet, and you love photography, be sure to click here to take a look. You won’t regret it!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Daisy Love Tubes // Positive Self-Esteem {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, Daisy, troop

Right around Valentine’s Day, I volunteered to make a craft with my first grader’s Daisy troop. As I searched my craft room for project ideas, I had thought of working with them to create this project I pinned a couple years ago (the love tree/hand tracing), but I have done this project with my daughters classes for just as many years…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, hand tracing, stickers, heart hands, heart photo

So on to plan B. As I was looking through my supplies, I found tubes (from Close to My Heart) that I had not finished using. I had eight left over – perfect for the 8 Daisies in my daughters troop! I pulled some foam stickers, cardstock, mini heart punch and we were in business!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, Daisy, troop

Each girl received:

  • a tube,
  • 15+ strips of cardstock cut to fit comfortably inside,
  • hearts punched from same cardstock, and
  • a pen

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, characteristics, self esteem builder, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, troop

Before the meeting, our troop leader and I brainstormed some positive characteristics that are reflective of being a good Girl Scout, but the girls did so great brainstorming as a team during the meeting, we didn’t even need our list!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, Daisy, troop

Each of the girls decorated their tube with stickers. Then they wrote out qualities and characteristics they have and would like to have and put them in their “love tubes” – perfect little reminder of who they are and who they want to be!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, Daisy, troop

They really are a sweet group of girls and I love sharing my love of crafting with them! This activity helped them earn their purple learning petal: Gloria the Morning Glory, Respect Myself and Others. They’re so young, have so much to offer the world and have their whole futures ahead of them. Lucky girls! They were also the happy recipients of my butterfly snacks a few weeks back : )

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Valentine's Day craft for kids, love, tube, stickers, self esteem, positive, characteristics, self esteem builder, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, troop

I think we all need written reminders of the goodness we offer the world. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had these sweet reminders of our greatness and offerings to our communities? Why not do it? Yes, right now, write down three (or more!) characteristics that help make you the BEST version of yourself. But don’t just write them down and bury them in a drawer, or a notebook, or on your computer. Put them on Post-It’s and on your mirrors, your computers, your fridge, your door – anywhere and everywhere you’ll read them regularly. And let me know how it makes you feel! Here, I’ll start:

1. Generous

2. Creative

3. Amiable

Now it’s your turn! Go! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. If you need some help with your list, check out positive characteristics here.

PPS. 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. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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