There's some debate about the origin of this phrase, but whether it was first coined by Fred Barnard, Confucius, Ivan Turgenev or someone by another name, its truth isn't diminished. I've always wanted to be able to speak with a camera, but for some reason the images I capture through my lens say one word . . . maybe five . . . but definitely not a thousand. Someday I will finally commit myself to taking a photography class.
I have a friend whose pictures have much to say . . . about joy, time, life, love hope, promise, the future and so much more. That's why this Saturday I'm stepping outside the typical craft bubble and shining the spotlight on an incredible photographer, Lana Greving. She shot these two pics one day while my girls were visiting her house. This wasn't an intentional photo session, but I love the pictures she took while the kids were just playing outside.
Check out more of her wordless essays by looking around on her website for LG Imagery. Be inspired and . . .
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!