Good Monday morning everyone!
I am so excited to share something new with you today. Well, it’s not really NEW new, it’s been quietly flying under the radar for a while now, but today it’s time to for the big debut.
I kinda feel like there should be cake and a tiara or something!
Last year I participated in a collaborative photo project with my dear friend and fellow mama of three boys, Eren. We called it Six One Way.The idea was that each of us would post a triptych every week for a year. The only rule was that the photos should be something that gave a little glimpse into the strange and wonderful world of boys.
Six One Way became something really special to me – a kind of quiet meditation, a way to share life with a mama who lives too far away, a little laugh, a bit of encouragement, the warm knowledge that we mamas are in this together. It was a beautiful way to document a year.
When week 52 came, I didn’t really want to be done just yet. Neither Eren nor I could bring ourselves to post a final photo set. We just felt like leaving that door open and seeing what might come through it.
Eventually, we got to talking about just how many of the year’s photos showed our boys our exploring the outdoors, and then it hit us… the natural evolution, the next step…
We decided that we’d really like to continue sharing our adventures with each other and with you too. So, over the last few months, we have been doing a little nature show-and-tell for each other over at a blog we call The Magnifying Glass.
It’s a little bit nature journal, a little bit “how-to” and pretty much covered in dirt and bugs, green vine-y things, fresh air and sunshine. It’s a real good excuse to close the books and go play outside. And it also means I get to keep on collaborating with one of the coolest mamas EVAH!
We hope you’ll pop over for a visit, and that it will inspire you to get out and dig into this gloriously intricate and endlessly fascinating world with us.
And while there isn’t cake or a tiara, there IS a really neat giveaway to celebrate our debut. Head on over and take a peak!