Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

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California

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of trees. What photos will you share?

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John Singer Sargent’s Trees

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gardens

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Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of gardens. What photos will you share?

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Suzhou Humble Administrator’s Garden

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Imperial Palace Garden, Kyoto

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Animals

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Echidna

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of animals. What photos will you share?

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Marty’s Calvi

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos that capture one thing or the number 1. What delightful photos will you share?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Funny


Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that are funny. These all bring a smile to my face.

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Wabi Sabi

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Written by Mark Reibstein and illustrated by Ed Young  Wabi Sabi is a poetic book about Japan. Here Wabi Sabi is a cat, who’s puzzled by her name. She sets off to find someone wise enough to explain her inexplicable Japanese name.

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Brown Wabi Sabi consults wise Snowball

The idea of a hero seeking answers to a perplexing question is nothing new in children’s literature. You see it in the The Wizard of Oz, Are You My Mother? and a slew of others. What I liked best in this journey was Reibstein’s inclusion of classic haiku like:

An old straw mat, rough
on cat’s paws, pricks and tickles . . .
hurts and feels good, too.

Young’s collages illustrate the book and do offer the messiness of wabi sabi, a cultural term that according to I wasn’t wild about the collages. Perhaps I’d have preferred water colors or another medium, which could include mistakes and thus illustrate the concept. Young does communicate wabi sabi, I just wasn’t a big fan of this style.

I’d definitely use this book in class and advise getting it from the library.

I’ve been told that wabi sabi refers to beauty that’s got imperfections such as age or wear.

WPC: Smile

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Children’s art

 

 

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In Seoul

1. Each week, WordPress will provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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