Sarah from Sarah Rooftops and I set each other a challenge last weekend, to record what the weekend looked like for us. Sarah chose to use photography to capture how the weekend as a whole looked and felt in her little world, and I think she did a great job. You can find her post and beautiful pictures here.
This is one of my favourites, the look of innocence in her daughter’s little face as she tries to follow her Mummy up a step ladder is just so adorable!
I decided to use video, which is something that I’m having a lot of fun with at the moment, and try to capture just one tiny part of our weekend, breakfast. Something that happens every day, but at the weekend you can break a few rules. No one has to rush, you can sit on the sofa with a blanket and watch tv while you try not to spill your rice crispies, it’s the little things that make the weekends special.
I’m learning a lot whilst experimenting with these little videos and I’m loving the chance to let my creative side out. I think these tiny montages of a minute or less in length just go so far towards capturing a moment exactly how it is and somehow manage to say so much more than a photo ever could. And it’s surprisingly easy when you are just working with a few seconds of clip at a time, all I use is my phone and the iMovie app.
It’s the little moments in life that will end up being the big things isn’t it? So I just love capturing them and preserving them for years to come.
Sarah and I were planning on continuing our little project as a weekly thing, and I am certainly going to be making a little video every week to try to capture a small part of our weekend. In fact, we were thinking about making ‘This Little Big Life’ into a linky or an Instagram hashtag community (or both), so that we could all share our little weekend moments, in videos or photos. As well as capturing my family’s memories, my main motivation for this blog is to develop my creativity, and there’s no better way of doing that than by firstly making sure you practice your craft regularly, and secondly linking up with others to bounce ideas off of each other and be inspired by what they create.
So we wanted to know what you think, would you like to join in with our project? If anyone would like to, we will open it as a linky next Friday, so get photographing and videoing this weekend and let us know that you are joining in!
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