30 Tiny Moments

10 years ago
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Have you heard about 30 Tiny Moments? Neither had I until Jessica from Kerflop decided to invite the blogosphere to take on Amanda Soule's challenge of capturing one tiny moment everyday. By posting her own pictures (just one tiny, sacred, underreported moment a day), Jessica brought a new wave of attention to this fantastic project.

If Soulemama is new to you, you're in for a treat. Amanda Blake Soule is an amazing writer, photographer and keeper of simple moments that she documents in a myriad of ways on a blog she created in 2005. In addition to her beautiful blog, don't miss her new release, The Creative Family, due out later this year, available for pre-order now.

In other news, if you loved 3191--a collaborative blog written by two friends capturing their respective mornings on opposite coasts--you'll be delighted to learn Princeton Architectural Press is publishing 3191: A Year of Mornings by the same authors, Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes, coming out Fall 2008. This year, these lovely friends so many miles apart will be recording snapshots of their days--this time around evenings in two simple photographs posted side by side.

If these blog books are making you salivate, why not take matters into your hands and self-publish your own coffee table style book with the help of Blurb. Artist and photographer, Irene Nam, did just that. Her title Polaroid Stories records her life and adventures with her Polaroid camera. Blurb's handy free software eliminates the need for a book designer; you yourself drag and drop the content in place.

And this week, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the outpouring of creativity happening in response to the 2008 elections. You Tube collaborative video Yes We Can has taken the internet by storm, inspiring hundreds of thousands to be part of the change revolution. All politics aside, as an artist I'm thrilled to see people respond to the political process by making art. What can be better than that? I'm hopeful this is just the beginning of a very creative, inspired and art full campaign year.

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