Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Shrunken and Big Alice in Wonderland in doll house with tiny dog drinking from giant teacup

Threshold // Make Believe {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Shrunken and Big Alice in Wonderland in doll house with tiny dog drinking from giant teacup

While studying photography, one of the more technical classes I took was learning Photoshop. Although it was technical, it was quite creative as we were challenged to create composites — taking multiple photos and creating one seamless image.

Thinking of the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: threshold reminded me of the imaginary and creative worlds that kids are so easily able to enter into everyday of their young lives. My girls love princesses and dress up and all things Disney (um, heard of a little flick called Frozen? Yes, they sing Let it Go or Do You Want to Build a Snowman or In Summer every.single.day!!)  Similar to Frozen’s Elsa, my 7-yr old is convinced she has “cold powers” – see what I mean?!

I love this stage of their lives. I don’t remember ever “losing” that spirit and imaginative stage, but clearly at one point most of us do. I hope my girls always use those fantastic imaginations of theirs and dream BIG!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. To check out more interpretations of “threshold” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

tea

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!