…It Is Worth A Thousand Words

I shared on my insta earlier this week that I wanted to start utilizing more of my photography that I seem to have stockpiled over the years.  (Anyone else guilty?)  Photography has always been a passion of mine, but the funny thing is I don’t think it was until recently that I could actually articulate that.  I remember always having a camera with me through middle school, high school and beyond.  Lord knows how much my parents paid for all that film to be developed.  I still remember my first digital camera – I couldn’t keep the card empty fast enough.

Fast forward a decade +  and I’m still shooting everywhere I go.  Our kids have also begun to take a liking to photography and it has been so fun to get them behind the camera to see their perspective of the world.  I’m realizing more and more the value and richness of developing and holding onto hobbies.  Photography forces me to slow down, to really see what is going on in the world around me.  Going with the flow of our society’s norm often leaves little time for for self curiosity, and the value and enjoyment that comes from such a hobby really is gratifying in a way I can’t explain.  Of course, like any hobby, it can be expensive if you want it to be, but the simplicity of stopping time for a moment…is really worth a thousand words.  

As I slowly begin to sort through years of captured memories , it almost feels cruel to not do something with them.  There’s a wall in our house that originally I was going to cover in a roll of canvas and use for our family vision; but I’m beginning to think the best use for that space is a photo gallery.  Not your typical framed out one, but something easy to rotate and add to.  Found a few ideas I’m considering via Pinterest and thought I’d share…

Empty wall that needs some pizazz – the black space above our white shoe cabinets…

Really digging this idea of utilizing file clips for a clean and orderly, easy to swap display…

c/o BuzzFeed


My inner lover of clean lines is also a fan of a minimal grid…

c/o Artifact Uprising

Since our wall is rather large, and painted black, I think a real life instagram wall could be a fun add.  I’m still not sure how I will execute this, but I’m looking forward to finally giving some of these memories a mantel.  What better way to remind yourself of the goodness that is being alive?




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