An ordinary Thursday in the Life of office girl iHanna, as she is documenting the entire week 37 of 2013. It was a great week to document, with good weather and a great new camera to keep me company. It’s also fun to compose these posts, picking out some favorites from the day and getting feedback from you guys!
As I commute and go into the city I tend to think of my environment as gray and boring, far from where I would spend my day if I had lots of money in the bank… But when someone commented that they wished their life was “as pretty as mine” I got to think about where I am, and where I wish I were.
I think you can choose to see and focus on what’s beautiful each day, and that’s my goal. With these photos, with this blog, and with my art. Instead of rusty trains I see beautiful graffiti and patterns on the ground. It’s a mindset I can’t always keep, but it’s what I strive to use every day.
As you pick up your camera your photos will reflect your inside; how you feel and what you are thinking about. Are you thinking about the heavy gray sky and your boring day – or the wonderful shape the trees make against that gray sky?
My collage work. And I’m also reflecting on how extremely ugly I think all the cords in our homes and offices are. We tend not to see them, but in a photo they become permanent marks of technology:
New book that arrived yesterday! It’s Quilting Happiness by Diane Gilleland and Christina Lane, a book that I’m going to review as soon as I have time to read through it.
How do you choose to see your everyday life?