Linkups and Challenges

What's Up in 2012?

I've signed on for several year long challenges and classes for 2012 in addition to the usual daily and weekly challenges.

One Little Word

I'm participating in Big Picture Classes' "One Little Word" with Ali Edwards.

In this project we are invited to choose a word for the year, and each month we will receive assignments to help us clarify and refine this word in our lives.

In Ali's words, "A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life." My word is "Calling," what's yours?

In The Picture2012 Self Portrait Challenge

The Urban Muser is hosting a themed self portrait challenge this year. There will be linky partie and there is a flickr group as well. I'm shooting for one selfie a week as my goal.

Check it out!

beyondlayersBeyond Layers

I'm also participating in Kim Klassen's "Beyond Layers" class. She promises "52 weeks of encouragement, motivation and inspiration……. centered around, but so much more than photoshop..." Mosaic

Last but not least, I'm participating in Magnetized By Life's Monthly Mosaic Challenge. Each month, there will be a color story based on this chart

Here are the rest of the rules:

1. capture colour of the month images that represent the theme for that month.

2. write a few words to accompany your image about the theme for that month. it may be something that inspired you, was relevant to you, or something you want to share for that month.

3. a quote to accompany your mosaic.

See all posts tagged related to this challenge here.

Blog Hops and Memes

These are the blog challenges and link ups that I participate in most regularly.  I don't always make it to the party, but I do get around! :)



kimklassencafeSweet Shot DayScattered Horizons


Quotography at {My}Perspective


Food Photography Challenge


Photo Art Friday


Weekly Challenges

52 Photos ProjectHappily Mother After

Flickr Challenges & Groups

I am participating in the Scavenger Hunt 101 group on Flickr.  There are 101 items on the list to photograph and add to the pool.  Below is the list so I can keep up with what I've done.  If the image is hyperlinked then it is done! Click here to see the entire project all at once.


1. Boat without a motor
2. Home of a non-human creature
3. A flag other than your native country's
4. Waterfall
5. Rain
6. Winter
7. A puddle
8. An abandoned building/ruin
9. A junk car
10. An extravagant food
11. A handmade for sale sign
12. A cliche
13. Someone wearing polka dots
14. A locally owned store (non-chain)
15. A toy
16. A cat
17. Fire
18. A child laughing
19. Inside a foreign food restaurant
20. A beach
21. A flying machine
22. Your bed
23. A flower
24. A map
25. An extravagant drink
26. A car with a flat tire
27. A live performance
28. An absurd predicament
29. A motorcycle
30. A person having a bad hair day
31. Sunset
32. Spring
33. A locally owned restaurant (non-chain)
34. A police car
35. Your Vacuum or Broom
36. Someone meditating or praying
37. A work of art
38. A national holiday celebration (a holiday that celebrates a nation, such as 4th of July or Canada Day)
39. Your favorite food
40. Fall/Autumn
41. Someone you love
42. A tattoo
43. A sporting event
A knick-knack / bric-a-brac
45. A fish
46. An ambulance
47. A place of worship
48. The tallest building in your town/village/city
49. Your favorite color
50. Somewhere you feel uncomfortable
51. A commercial truck
52. Graffiti
53. An insect or arachnid
54. A stamp
55. Someone with bare feet
56. A bookshelf
57. Something that represents your country or region
58. Money
59. A billboard/sign
60. A bridge
The utilization of an alternative energy source
62. A public display of affection
63. A kitchen appliance
64. A water source
65. A bicycle
66. A dog
67. Barbequed or grilled food
68. Something rusty
69. A beast of burden
70. Construction equipment
71. Summer
72. A fire engine
73. Sunrise
74. Food growing
75. Your most comfortable place to sit
76. Wind
77. Wrinkles
78. A musical instrument
79. An exotic animal (use your judgment)
80. Your favorite shade-tree
81. The place where you bathe
82. A statue
83. Your camera
84. The place where you eat most your meals
85. Your favorite pastime/hobby/interest
86. A shadow
87. An interesting sky
88. A license plate
89. A tool
90. A road sign
91. Something dirty (as in a "white horse fell in the mud" not sexual)
92. Something clean (as in "it got washed off again" not sexual)
93. A train
94. An interesting or unusual rock
95. A traffic signal/a traffic control device
96. An interesting view
97. A method of communication
98. Your favorite article of clothing
99. A child crying
100. A funny hat
101. A self portrait (must be final submission)

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