As I am sure you've noticed, the internet is riddled with 30-day, 365-day, 52-week challenges that many people in the crafty art world like to use to raise the bar in their given medium.
My daughter loves to draw. She always has, and has been in an oil painting class since she was 4. She is now 9.
To her, painting and drawing have always been obvious forms of art. She hasn't, however, really grasped that photography is my art probably, because admittedly, it isn't always art for me. Often for me, and I would guess for other photography-loving family people, it can be a simple medium with which to record an event. Snapshots if you will.
So Sweetpea and I are going to venture into a 30-Day challenge together. List in hand, she will draw and I will photograph each day according to the subject matter. Since it is a drawing challenge, some subject matters may be difficult for me to photograph i.e a place I'd like to go, so I'll have to get creative. We will start on January 30th and finish up on the last day of our shortest month. I can't wait to embark on this project with her and I hope at the end we both raise the bar just a bit with our art.