Instagram Photo A Day – January

 

When my photog sister introduced me to Instagram, she warned me, “It’s addictive”…and indeed it is! I’m completely obsessed with snapping photos with my iphone and sharing them on Instagram. I’m no photographer, by any means, so I need A LOT of help from filters and photo apps…but it’s been really fun for me to try being creative with my photos and I’m really impressed with the quality of the iphone pics. As far as the social media aspect of Instagram, I love the format and the ease of use…it’s perfect for my busy lifestyle…so much so, that I’m kind of “over” Facebook (seems like I’m only on there these days because my Instagram photos link to my Facebook accounts).

I share and post with my family and friends…and I like being able to follow my favorite artists, designers, brands, bloggers and celebrities. Instagram has also exposed me to many talented and inspiring people who have really raised the bar with their iphoneography. There are some amazing Instagramers out there, and it’s really cool to see the world captured through their eyes (and iphones). I love following artists, designers, foodies and people who live in other countries or do a lot of traveling…it’s like living vicariously through their interesting experiences. It’s also fun to get positive responses from other like-minded people who comment on my pictures…whether it’s to tell me they like an invitation ensemble I designed or something I painted, or how cute my kids are, or to drool “virtually” to a photo of some yummy treat I’m eating (yes, I eat a lot of good stuff and I like documenting it all…I can’t help it! Um yeah, my kids now ask me if I’d like to take a picture before they’ll start eating their food). It’s a way to connect…especially with family and friends and the cool people I have something in common with.

When I finished my Sketch Every Day 365 project in 2011, I wondered…”NOW what am I going to do with all this ‘time’?”  Haha, I’m being sarcastic, of course.  With my work schedule, running two facets of my business full time, and being a mom and wife…I barely have any time for anything. But I knew I wanted to remain in the habit of being creative on a daily basis, which is what I loved most about the Sketch Every Day project. I saw that a few of my IGer friends were participating in a daily photo challenge and I thought it would be fun to get on board and try it out. After all, I’m on Instagram constantly each day…I’m sure I could find a minute or two to post a daily picture.  I didn’t put any pressure on myself…this is just something for fun, if I can keep up with the daily challenge, great…if not, no biggie.

Blogger, social media editor and Instagram star, Chantelle, of Fat Mum Slim, created the photo challenge and the lists that a lot of IGers I follow have been using for the challenge. So, I’m giving it a go…here’s my Photo-A-Day collection for January, 2012.

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