Living arrows 1/52

I’ve attempted a 365 project in the past but I never made it to the end (just short of 300 days). I enjoyed the challenge and the daily creativity but in the end too many days of struggling to find something interesting to photograph after work got the better of me and it became a chore rather than a pleasure. Now I have a baby, I find I am picking my camera up most days (even if it’s just my phone camera some days). I’m not going to commit to a 365 though as many of the photos I take include her full face and I do not feel comfortable sharing these on my blog. Plus I’m already thinking ahead to when I go back to work in May and can see that on work days I may not pick a camera up. A weekly photo challenge seems much more sensible for me, so I was thrilled to discover I heart snapping’s living arrows challenge. It fits the bill perfectly and many of my favourite bloggers are involved so I know I will be inspired by their photos.

This first week of January has had many wet and windy days so this photo sums up the week for my daughter playing with her new toys at home. We’ve also had trips to the shops, library and a friend’s house but when the weather has been miserable we’ve enjoyed time at home, playing and reading.



  1. January 6, 2014 / 11:06 am

    That looks like fun! We used to use a cheap paddling pool and those balls when Charles was a baby x

  2. January 6, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    Ball pools make such an amazing setting for photos. I loved taking photos amidst all the balls x

    • January 7, 2014 / 8:13 pm

      Me too. I have some lovely ones of her having fun in there smiling away.

  3. Super Busy Mum {Debs}
    January 6, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Ball pools are always a hit with the little ones. Joining in on this new project myself…just need to type it up! x

  4. January 6, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    I’m the same, I find a 365 project is too much but love to capture my little one. Great to have you joining in! x

  5. cariemay
    January 7, 2014 / 9:50 am

    That looks like so much fun! Definitely the way to spend a wet and windy afternoon!

  6. January 7, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    That looks fun, one of our friends has a ball pit and we often go over and play. Whenever we go to soft play LL just eats the balls and i dread to think how many germs are on them! ;0) Yuck! x

    • January 8, 2014 / 9:12 pm

      It’s best not to think about it! My daughter is just the same with the balls in her pool (not taken her to soft play yet), although to be fair most things head straight to her mouth!

  7. January 7, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    Love the colours in the photo. Ball pools are great for that.
    I’ve stopped 365 after two years for the same reasons. I was taking photos for the sake of it some days and I would much rathe focus on getting a couple of really good shots a week rather than an average one every day.
    Thanks so much for linking up with Living Arrows. x

    • January 8, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      You’re welcome. Such a great challenge and one I feel I can join in with regularly even though I do not share portraits of my daughter. I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles with 365’s. Well done for making it to 2 years though.

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