Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Introducing Making Lemonade Challenge Blog

I'm so excited to share the ideas that have been cooking in my brain for the past 18 months while I worked on When Life Gives You Lemons:http://www.amazon.com/When-Life-Gives-You-Lemons/dp/1599630249/ref=pd_bbs_sr_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219204472&sr=8-5 Many of those ideas came out of the years that I played with my own "Lemons" and tried to salvage photos that didn't come out quite as I expected. While I worked on this book, I had the privelage of working with some amazing artists who shared some of their own ideas for working with imperfect photos. This blog will be a place to challenge you to get out all those precious memories of life that can't be retaken. That moment that you never want to forget but the photos make it harder to remember. It is my hope that I will be able to share prompts and challenges each week that you can play along with. I want you to post your creations in a gallery and leave me a comment with a link. I promise to visit every single link and leave a comment. I hope to eventually add a slider photo album each week of the entries and also guest bloggers. When I wrote this book, I felt there was a need among the sea of idea books to have ideas for photos that were blurry, under/over exposed, pixelated/grainy, off centered, closed eyed, too far away, too close, cluttered backgrounds. Do you have any photos like these? In these photos were there precious memories that you would want capture on a scrapbook page? Where do you look for ideas? I hope that through this challenge blog and the ideas covered in the book, you will find lots of inspiration.

Please join me each week while we mix up some sweet lemonade!

Sherry Steveson
http://www.sherrysteveson.typepad.com/

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

this sounds fun!

Tonja Trump said...

Sounds like a good time to me!!

Greta Adams said...

yep yep...i have plenty before i started getting a little more self consious and leraning more about picture taking...
can't wait

Megan's Memory Books said...

yep, I'm interested. Can't take a decent picture for the life of me :(

Bree said...

I am sooo in.

Can't wait.

Cheyne said...

Great work.