The Photo Trade

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Ready

Good Day Friends!  It is that time again - to announce the theme for this month's PhotoExchange.  And if you can not tell from the photo above - the theme is... Green!  You are free to interpret his how ever you wish - the first blossoms of spring poking through the thawing earth; your son's first attempt at his tricycle; your efforts to save our dear Mother Earth - it is completely up to you - be creative - push yourself - just remember that the recipient should be able to interpret your idea of Green as well.

If you would like to participate in the swap, please email me at info@nectarandlight.com with the following information:  Your name, website/blog, mailing address and link to your Flickr account {if you have one}.  I will collect names through 7 March - you will receive your partners name by 10 March at which time you will mail them a printed 5x7 or 5x5 of your shot of the month!  I have also created a Flickr group for the swaps in which you can upload the photographs you receive - you are free to sign up there as well.  All items {feel free to throw goodies in and a hand written note of course!} are to be sent by 24 March.

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I have received a few emails asking if you have to be a professional photographer to be a part of this Exchange - no, no, no my dears!  The only requirements are a true love of photography, a desire to push yourself creatively and a commitment to mail your photograph to your partner on time.  Hope that clears it up ;)

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*Whether you sign up via email or Flickr - be sure to send me your address, if it is not included I will be able to provide you with a partner.

Thank you so much Friends - Happy Swaping!

xoox~jla

p.s.  I just want to thank Marta for her lovely words this morning - she is such an inspiration and I am so honored she enjoys Nectar & Light.  Marta, please join us for scones and jam - Adie would love to make you tea ;)

p.p.s. We should be seeing the photos from the first swap in the Flickr group soon - thank you again to everyone who played this last month!

p.p.p.s. and be sure to check this out - from the queens of inspiration.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Joinme

One of the primary reasons I decided to return to blogging is the sense of community I feel in this realm.  This time around, I want to do more to engage my readers in this adventure - community, openness, sharing - some of my mantras of 2008.  One project I have planned for this blog is to host a monthly photo exchange where each month will be a different theme {Polaroid, Holga, black and white, the season, etc.}

So... I would like to share this month's theme and invite readers to participate.  We will be capturing moments from 'Morning Rituals' for the month of February.  Whether it be a shot of your favorite mug of latte or an action shot of rushing for the school bus - I simply would love to honor this hour of the day and your moment in it.  If you would like to participate in the swap, please email me at info@nectarandlight.com with the following information:  Your name, website/blog, mailing address and link to your Flickr account {if you have one}.  I will collect names through 9 February - you will receive your partners name by 11 February at which time you will mail them a printed 5x7 or 5x5 of your shot of the month!  I will also be creating a Flickr group for the swaps in which you can upload the photographs you receive.  All items {feel free to throw goodies in and a hand written note of course!} are to be sent by 25 February.

Thank you and I hope you have fun with this!

Please Note:  I can not be held responsible for a swap partner who does not follow through.  If you have such an experience, please email me so I can ensure they are unable to participate in any future exchanges.

***Edited to say:  Thank you so much for the wonderful response so far - we have some amazing photographers signing up - so exciting!!*** 

Firstpost

... so here I am yet again.  This new year has brought about so many changes so quickly, sometimes I find it difficult to take it all in.  Yet, in this whirlwind of change, I realized how much I missed my little corner of the blogosphere.  For those of you coming over from Athena Says - thank you so much - that experience was so wonderful, you are the most devoted and open-hearted readers - I could not have imagined so much love when I began blogging two years ago.  With the close of Juniper Designs, which was the original catalyst for Athena Says, I was unsure of my place - but now - after some months reflecting - I know I am home once again.  A new look, a new direction and a new voice await you, I do hope you join me.  Thank you again and to my new readers, welcome!

xoox~jla