Saturday, January 1, 2011

~ 1 -1 - 11 ~

A new year.......a blank canvas.
 I took this photo out of the window on my way to my moms house for Christmas. With the beauty of the simplicity and wide open space....I knew this would be my first photo for 2011. 

I have been feeling the need to simplify......today we were cleaning, throwing, sorting and organizing and decluttering.  It feels good.....I have a few more closets to tackle yet but we got alot done today.

Kim Klassen and others have posted a prompt to pick a word for 2011. I pondered and pondered and this word kept coming back to me.  INSPIRE .
I have been so inspired by so many photographers on flickr, learning new things and have even had others say that I have inspired them.  I just feel this year will be a big year for me for Inspiration....I have some challenges and goals I have set for myself for this year to accomplish and improve on. I want to take more photography classes in person and online and try to improve my skills this year. There are so many great photographers out that that have inspired me to keep learning more and push my boundaries.  

This stark white blanket of snow meeting the sky and this wonderful old abondoned house inspired me to make this vintage looking and make it look like an old postcard . 

  So heres to a great year! 
INSPIRE........the perfect word for me for 2011.

13 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous! I am thinking of starting a blog just for my photos, for me and to keep me taking photos of more then just my junk! Thanks for the inspiration!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

This home place is just beautiful! Hope you have a blessed New Year.

A New England Life said...

This is so beautiful! Very simple and definitely a vintage feel.

So nice to find your blog : )

Sharon

Kelly said...

Great word Denise! I love this shot too. I hope you accomplish allyour goals this year. I too chose a word for the year. Mine is BETTER. I want to be and have better this year.
Happy New Year to you!

Deb said...

Happy New Year Denise!
Love your 1st photo of 2011! Perfect with your "Inspire" theme ♥

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh yes, very, very nice indeed. Love your borders too...where...may I ask did you get them..?


Rose

SOFIA said...

happy new year!!!

Georgianna said...

Wow, FABulous image, Denise. I love it! And your word is terrific, too. I'm sure 2011 has wonderful things in store for you! xo – g

Linda Jackman said...

Simply gorgeous!! Happy new year! And I do love to be inspired. Your lovely work does that.

My Grama's Soul said...

Found you over at Fiona and Twig....am just amazed by your photos....just lovely.

Xo

Jo

Georgianna said...

Hi Denise! Stopping by again, this time to say, thank you so much for your kind words on my article post. I could tell you were as delighted as I am and I really do appreciate it!! Thank you!! xo – g

Piney Rose said...

Beautiful photography!

Yolanda said...

Love this photo. It is hauntingly beautiful.