ab·strac·tion  [ab-strak-shuhn] 

1. an abstract or general idea or term.
2. the act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities,specific objects, or actual instances.
3. an impractical idea; something visionary and unrealistic.


This month we’re talking dreams. Dreams we want to create in reality. Fantasies best left to ourselves. Perhaps you might call these personal abstractions.


By creating my own dreamscapes using my lensbaby, I can turn moments in my life into a series of  beautiful abstractions.


Creating beauty where I might not have seen it otherwise.


Even special occasions take on extra meaning through the eyes of my lensbaby.


And I can share the beauty of the world in new ways.


I’m looking forward to exploring more ways I can use my lensbaby this month while we all dream together. I’ll be looking for more abstractions to create “something visionary” from my surroundings.

Speaking of dreams! Perhaps you dream of getting inspired by the everyday beauty in your worlds in a simpler way. We are here to help! We are thrilled to be giving away two spots in Tracey Clark’s upcoming class Picture Everyday: Finding and Photographing the Magic in your Daily Life starting next week at Big Picture Classes. With content inspired from her book Elevate the Everyday, Tracey will be sharing her perspective on looking at a life full of beauty and authenticity.


Through 30 surprisingly powerful photo prompts, dozens of inspiring images and videos, and eight weeks of gentle encouragement, Tracey will help you elevate your everyday—and fill your soul with gratitude along the way. You’ll be focusing your lens on topics like Routine, Spaces, Places, Details, Connections, and Affections.

For a chance to win your spot in Tracey’s Picture Everyday class, leave a comment on any or every post this week! Jenny will be announcing our winners on Monday. Be sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Holly ~ Soupatraveler