I am so excited to share my new Felicity Life Note Cards with you! I’ve wanted to do something fun and interesting with the many photos in my blog posts. I wasn’t quite sure what that would be until I came upon a website, Artifact Uprising, and decided to turn my lovelies into note cards. To say I am delighted is an understatement! The options are endless. I could give them as gifts or sell them. I could create postcards and give them away as gifts or sell them. Hmmm, maybe I could sell them? What do you think?
I love, love, love the result. They look so professional and if I do say so, quite pretty! Some of the cards almost look like a water color picture.
As I scanned (code for admired!) the many photos I’ve taken (with my Samsung smart phone) something became very obvious. I am attracted to the tiniest details of a flower, plant, food or the details in a home furnishing or accessory. The closer I can get the better (or as close as my smart phone camera allows). You see the most amazing things! See what the lens discovered today –
These little flowers appeared among the ferns (I described them in my post, Fernish Connections) in one of my garden beds. I think they may be an iris flower. Look closer and you might see what looks like two eyes, ears and mouth! And they seem to be flying, don’t they?
Recently, I was telling my friend Joan, an accomplished photographer, about this fixation and she told me I am smitten with “macrophotography” – extreme close-up photographs, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs).
Who knew? I just like to get up close and personal with nature, food, fabrics and anything that catches my eye. After all, in my opinion the smallest details matter so much and provide a different and interesting view of life.
Life is so full of the “hey look at me” things that require our attention. This world is so big and often overwhelming. And very distracting. When I take a moment to pause and focus on the beautiful, very quiet details of life, I find myself living the Felicity Life. I am consciously working on this everyday.
I hope you take time to create more Felicity Life moments in your life! And capture them in photos. You too can create something to gift or sell!