What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, January 22, 2010

Foto Friday:: REACHING

Last week's challenge was :: REACHING :: and could have been taken literally or figuratively. I knew there would probably be lots of arms/hands since they are what automatically come to mind when I think "reaching", so I told myself I needed to come up with a few ways to portray reaching WITHOUT the use of hands.

But I couldn't resist ONE...especially with all that lovely color (something I am in SORE need of these days). Thanks to the gorgeous cheery colors, this is my favorite of the week.



The inside of a telephone cord spiral. They help you reach things! (So does a telephone by the way.)


This plant is very artsy, if you ask me. It has these long, spindly curls reaching every which way with just few leaves tucked on the end of each. This is how it looked when I received it so I am *PRETTY* sure I haven't killed it.


It would have been interesting to see just how tall I could have made a tower that still allowed a trembling Corynn to balance atop (on tiptoe). But I didn't. See?! I am not THAT mean.

Actually, truth be told, I was a wee bit envious of her teetering. It took everything I had not to add a few objects and then throw her off so I could have a turn. I am SUCH a kid.

Who else was REACHING this week?!?!

This week's challenge is...................

In order to participate in these Foto Friday challenges, you must take a photo (or several) pertaining to the challenge WITHIN the challenge week and post it/them to your blog. When you do, please link back to this blog {you may use the button if you like} so that perhaps we can get lots of participants! (Because, you know, the more the merrier!) Then simply link to your Foto Friday post with Mr. McLinky here so that we all can visit you and compare notes...

For those of you new to this blog (or to Foto Friday's in general), each Friday we get a new photo challenge to work on for the week and we post our photos the next Friday and link back up here. Whatever your skill level, the goal is to get behind your camera and to begin, as you practice, to view subjects in a different light. To extend yourself and your concepts and ideas. To create ART instead of just snapping a picture. And to do it all while having FUN.


Terri said...

Well, I finally took the plunge and joined in! You know what? It was fun! I'll post my link as soon as Mr. Linky comes up.

Wendy said...

JUst wanted to let you know that I would love to participate this week but I need to get another memory card! Hopefully next week! Love the shots!

Bonnie said...

The phone cord is a neat idea, and I love Corynn's
balancing act!

Tracy said...

The first one is eye catching, but I like Corynn teetering on the stack. The colors make it look old.

I didn't really thing outside the box this week... too much on my mind.

Cochran Clan News said...

Oooo, I love the first one with the pencils! It makes me want to create art - now! The plant is so intriguing, and the feet reaching is perfection. I love your pictures!

Peggy said...

I really like the phone cord and colored pencils! I won't be posting anything in the next few weeks.

We head out later today... and I am just not ready. We will pack up the small trailer we are pulling behind us and then pick the boys up from school. Please keep us in your prayers as we will be on the road for the next 10 days, arriving in Indiana January 31st.

Toodles and I will catch with you all as time permits!

Devildogwife said...

Are those new colored pencils? 'cause ours never looks that nice. lol! They look so pretty.

Now that I've seen your pictures I really feel like I wasn't creative. lol!

My favorite is Corynn's feet reaching. **grin** I had actually planned something like that, but it didn't happen. ;)

Jennifer said...

I think my favorite is number 4. What a neat perspective on only capturing the feet as she reached up. I also like the colored pencils. WOW! That is so fun and bright.
Your pictures always come from such great angles that lend a unique perspective.

I think I really need to practice taking pictures from different angles.

Thank You for hosting Foto-Friday!

...they call me mommy... said...

WOW! Neat pictures, Rebecca! I like them all...! The color in the pencil one is just GORGEOUS. I did this *blush* this morning. Been really trying to be disciplined in my computer time...I have just too many online boards, facebook, blogs yada, yada...*blush even deeper shade of red*...I didn't take ANY literal photos...I wanted too but it didn't happen...two sickies here and the above fact mentioned...

Anyhoo...GREAT JOB! Can't wait to think up some ideas for next weeks challenge! :)


Lee said...

Your photos are very creative! Thanks for sharing.