My word for this year is listen.
My desire for our home is that it is filled with peace,
that all who enter will sense God's peace.
Both listening and having a home that exudes peace,
means that I have to pursue stillness and peace within.
I can't really listen if either my outer or inner world is filled with noise.
I can't have a home filled with peace unless I'm at peace.
I'm taking Kim Klassen's online Be Still photography course.
With my current computer I'm unable to run Lightroom,
so I won't be able to practice all of her editing techniques until I can upgrade.
But, I can practice the pursuit of stillness,
and attempt to capture a sense of stillness and peace in my still life photos.
The photos above are not a staged still life,
but are a photo of what actually is sitting on the old trunk that we've repurposed as a coffee table.
I'm pleased with the mood captured and the effect of the simple edits I did using Kim's waterfront1 texture.
I then tried some shots with the vase of flowers on a plain white cloth.
(lyrics from the song In the Secret by Christ Tomlin)
I'm excited to pursue stillness as well as to improve in my photography skills.