Welcome to the Wandering Camera linky party. When I started this project in January of 2016, I had no idea where this photographic journey would take me. I became more aware of my surroundings, and I found unexpected possibilities. My wonderful friends inspired me to make new things which became the subject of my photography many a time.
I apologise for being late with the post this month. I found myself seeking comfort in December and I let that urge continue a little longer. I spent a lot of time at the dining table working on scores of things while watching the rain outside. Comfort food, films, video games and other activities played a big part in our daily lives. The December photos are definitely reflective of that.
1. Unfinished Dala Horses waiting to be painted Falun Red
2. Beautiful shades of yellow and green from moss and lichen
3. A Lego photographer
4. Found a Haiku on the trail
5. Painted leaf in my sketchbook
6. My one and only finished crochet project
7. I always love spotting Earth’s shadow in the eastern sky at sunset
8. We have a lot of fun playing Lego board games
9. A bit scuffed up, but sings beautifully
10. A myriad leaves turning into fireflies
11. Fruit wines. They could also double as potion bottles
12. A few of the travelled places
13. Painted Wayside Beacon for Twitter Art Exhibit, a charity art exhibition / sale
14. Gnarled bark
16. Knitted mitts
17. Recipe book scribbles (The Half Blood Prince has nothing on me!)
18. Yellow always brightens up the day for me
19. Black oaks and pink skies
20. Third time’s the charm, I finally finished the first sleeve without having to frog again
21. Winter Solstice
22. Pretty rain clouds
24. Shuttle Tydirium – A Lego finish
25. Getting ready to paint
26. Baked cinnamon rolls in the wee hours of the night
27. Last light of the day on a skeletal tree
28. Strumming again
29. Creating warmth
30. Taking chances
31. Finding magic
That wraps up my Wandering Camera project. It has been wonderful sharing this project with you. I can’t thank you enough for joining me, sharing your photos, and boosting my confidence by leaving such lovely comments. I want to do a little giveaway to celebrate.
My dear friend Dixie from Arranged Words is a fabulous painter. If you don’t know her already, please pay her a visit. She has very generously offered a painting of your choice from her shop.
I have grown very fond of my fingerless mitts. They keep my hands warm while my fingers stay free to work the camera. So I made a pair for the giveaway (The box is not included). They are of medium/large size.
Just leave a comment. I will announce two winners, one for each prize, on the 19th of January.
Now it’s your turn to share your photo posts. I always look forward to seeing them.
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You can add any number of links to your posts from the previous month. The posts should have photos in them, with a story or anecdote. Your project photos (quilting, sewing, painting, knitting, etc.) are most welcome. You can also write a new post to link up. Please do not link up posts that are older than the previous month, they will be removed.
Please make sure to include the badge or a text link back to this site on each post that you link up. You can also add the badge to your blog. I am happy either way as long as you link back :-)
Spread a little encouragement amongst each other.
Wandering Camera is a monthly event that will run on the first Thursday of every month. If you follow me via email, bloglovin or facebook, you will get a reminder.
I am also linking up on Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, Our World Tuesday, Wednesday Around The World, Photo Friday, and Friday Photo Journal along with with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.
Wendy @ September Violets February 1, 2017 at 19:26
I enjoyed seeing your choices for the wandering camera. My son looked at the photos with me and quickly said “Fender Stratocaster” ;)
Weirdly enough he also chose the Gandalf quote for an art project a few years ago. Me, I love the yarn you knitted into a sweater, and the field shots. My camera remains broken, and with a new furnace & water heater and a van that needs fixing (hopefully!!), camera repairs are not a priority :( I’ve not been blogging much as a result. I’m going to put a reminder to myself for this month’s link up though.
Lisa January 24, 2017 at 10:01
As always you have so many great photos I can’t pick a favorite. I am awed by your painting and crocheting skills, very talented.
Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens
Susan January 19, 2017 at 13:00
You have a great wondering camera – I’ll take those cinnamon rolls! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers
kelleyn rothaermel January 19, 2017 at 10:53
Great collection of photos! We have had a few lego constructions at our house too this month. Love when the kids get creative and actually play with toys!
Lynda M Otvos January 18, 2017 at 09:04
Just found your luscious blog. Following with bloglovin so as not to miss a single post. Your photos inspire and soothe–a delightful combination. As a yarn aficionado, loving your fingerless mitts. I’ve crocheted several pair and just gave away my most recent to a Montana friend-would love to win the ones you knitted; the yarn color matches the blanket I just crocheted for my bed !~! Imagine that !
Jittina January 18, 2017 at 04:15
Looking at your photos makes me want to take up photography again. I really like the photo with the downpour. For a strange reason I can really enjoy pictures of rain and snowfall, but I definitely don’t enjoy being outside while it’s happening! And yes, those cinnamon rolls look really yummy.
Mascha January 15, 2017 at 23:20
What a colorful lovely mosaic of your life, thanks for sharing all the beauty of little things.
Have enjoyed it in the morning…
Greetings from Germany
Amy at love made my home January 15, 2017 at 00:59
Please don’t enter me because I have not been taking part in the challenge – lovely giveaways though! – I just wanted to say what great photos, and how lovely they are. I like the lego ones especially for some reason!
Susan January 14, 2017 at 14:19
I enjoyed all the photos, especially the violin :-).
Alycia January 14, 2017 at 08:41
I love them all but the cinnamon rolls jumped out at me!
jesh StG January 13, 2017 at 12:06
Love all the knitting you do:) Ah, finally meeting a knitter! And is it you who plays the violin? What do you use for your mosaics/collages? Am looking for a better one than Smilebox…Thanks for writing me back:) Have a great weekend.
Mary January 13, 2017 at 07:51
Once again, your photos are fabulous. My mouth is watering over those cinnamon rolls. I also loved the winter solstice and the moss and lichen on the fence. Those colors were amazing. I hate to see the series end, but I trust you will continue to post such gorgeous photos for us to enjoy.
Daniela January 13, 2017 at 02:43
I’m here for the first time, thanks most sincerely for hosting !
Wishing you all my best for the coming weekend,
with utmost gratitude
x Daniela at ~ My little old world ~
JoAnn Bayne January 12, 2017 at 19:06
What a lovely collection of photos – such depth and composition – I had to go back several times to study the photos – they are glorious. Thanks for this linky party.
Sandra January 12, 2017 at 19:04
Always love reading you and looking at your photos and captions. I do believe I may have, well, my mum has, a teacup to match your exquisite teapot! I bought hers in Quebec City at Le Château Frontenac. I wish you lots of good things, including plenty of fodder for your wandering camera, in 2017. :-)
Dixie January 12, 2017 at 15:20
Another wonderful array of photos. I love the outdoor photos and especially the beautiful skies and the colourful moss on the fence.
The sweater is really coming along. It’s gorgeous! Instruments to die for. The guitar looks like a Fender.
And the mitts look so lovely and warm. Someone’s about to be very lucky!
Thank you for hosting the link party. Long may you wander!
Did I mention the teapot? It’s beautifully elegant.
Janine January 12, 2017 at 14:10
Beautiful photos, Soma. Your knitted projects are gorgeous and I love your crochet. I also think the tea pot is wonderful! I’m very glad your camera is still wandering :)
Kim Sharman January 12, 2017 at 13:41
It sounds as if you have had a lovely December, enjoying things you love. Your wandering camera is always a highlight of my month. Your Winter Solstice is breathtaking, your one and only crochet piece lovely and that teapot…..LOVE your teapot! I can’t wait to see what beautiful photography you share with all us lesser mortals, this year, Soma.
Judy January 12, 2017 at 13:13
I really enjoyed your beautiful year of photos, especially the sunrise and the sunset ones. Thank you for helping us to discover the beauty of the simple things in our lives.
Patti A. January 12, 2017 at 12:28
I love your site and have passed it on to my granddaughter who has a love of taking pictures I hope never dies. She is so good. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jo January 12, 2017 at 09:58
Soma you take such great photos! I do enjoy these posts . Your scenery photos are beautiful, especially the winter solstice! I wish I could take better photos, more practice and effort I guess
Carol January 12, 2017 at 08:33
Your photos are quite beautiful. I love all of them but my favorites are the sky photos. Thanks for hosting the link-up.
Paige @ Quilted Blooms January 12, 2017 at 06:36
Soma, beautiful photography as always! I’d like a cinnamon roll right now!
Patty January 12, 2017 at 05:50
Your winter solstice photo is beautiful. Thanks for hosting this link up all year. I’ve enjoyed everyone’s photos as well as sharing some of my own.