Reaching a creative goal

Version 2Few things are more rewarding than reaching a creative goal.

My photo blog, Something Beautiful Every Day, began last spring as a personal challenge to share something positive every day for one year. Looking for an escape from our nation’s brutal political climate, I decided to spend part of my day putting something lovely, or thought-provoking, out into the world. So I started carrying my camera everywhere — and not just for writing assignments.

I scouted for beauty in my neighbors’ gardens, the local farmer’s market, my kitchen drawers, my bookshelves, my husband’s art studio — and everywhere I traveled. Then I posted my images with a meaningful quotation every morning.

The project, which has been featured in several lifestyle magazines, will end on March 23. After a short break, I plan to start another photo blog, or I might put a new spin on Something Beautiful Every Day. 

Subscribers will receive a link to a special video inspired by the project. Produced by Detroit journalist and videographer John S. Schultz, the video combines music with favorite images posted over the past year. I look forward to sharing this gift after the conclusion of the project, on March 24.