Christmas Break.. and looking back over 2016

Hello everyone!

It’s about that time of year where I take some time out for family, Christmas and holidays and I must say I’m looking forward to it – spending some time with family and not having to work to a schedule for a few weeks.. that will be great!

Whatever you do over the break – celebrate Christmas or simply the holidays – I wish you a fun, restful and happy break… from me to you  🙂

christmas-holidays-2016_robyngosbyThanks so much for joining me again this year… I love the blogging friendships we make here at WordPress… and for me, the inspirations that come with them.

Looking back over 2016

To be honest, sitting here right now – I feel like 2016 has been a bit of a blur… so I love that I can look back over images that help me to remember the year.. Also, this year has very much been about finding ‘interest’ in my own back yard, which at times has been tricky and I’ve really needed the motivation to ‘discover’ new or the same things again within my space.

Also this year, I decided to spend some time on Still Life photography and to return more to my drawing and painting..

This is a brief overview of 2016 from my world..

January – holiday month

February – man it’s hot outside

March – some cooler days

April – Autumn!!

May – colder weather and gorgeous mornings

June – Winter

July – very cold out – time for Still Life

August – enjoying the light

September – trying different things…

October – Spring – still cold and gorgeous light

November – a mix of indoors and outdoors

..and December.. apparently a pink month!

As I said previously, thanks for joining me this year and especially in the challenges.. I’ve been a little scarce at times this year due to very dodgy wireless internet (and often with none!).. but I look forward to another year on WordPress in 2017.

I’ve really enjoyed Instagram this year too and have (mostly) shared different images over there. It’s great to be able to interact with so many fellow bloggers over there too.

Wishing you the very best of the Season.. and moving forward into the New Year. See you there!

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge – December Review

Welcome to the December Review month of the One Four Challenge!

This will be the final month of the One Four Challenge for now, so I’d love to celebrate the previous 14 months and all that we have done and learned along the way.  Thank you so much for joining me on this wonderful journey – an idea that became a challenge… and a fun one with huge learning curves! I do hope you’ll join me for this final review month too.

My very HUGE thanks to Nic who supported the Challenge and Myself by hosting last month.. You are the very best Nic and a great host. Thank you very much! xx

As we know the review month is all about looking back and what we’ve achieved in the One Four Challenge… This time I’d like to include our post production – things we learned, software we became aware of and can’t do without now 😉 Anything that you’d like to include.. 😀

The Review Month is open to ALL participants of the One Four Challenge – please tag and link up as usual.

I’ll pop in whenever I can.  (Things – frequencies and towers – have changed around my area with internet and I now have limited (or no) access on some days.)

I’m so looking forward to reading about your One Four journey. I’m so thankful that I’ve got to know you more 😀

Lets do this!!

Robyn xx

One Four Challenge – August Review

Welcome to the 2nd Review month of the One Four Challenge!

The challenge itself is on ‘pause’ once again, for August – and we are taking  the month to review our creations from the challenge so far.

week 4 the poll favourite and my own favourite
May, week 4 – the poll favourite and my own favourite

Hover over the images to see my favourite and the poll favourite from each month 🙂

This review month is all about looking back at our images and what we’ve achieved so far in the One Four Challenge… ( and if we are inclined – to revisit / rework, some of our images – this is optional – see further in the post for ideas ).

The Review Month is open to ALL participants of the One Four Challenge – whether you’ve only joined in once or every month!

June – week 3 simplified versions were my favourites with week 2 coming a close 2nd.

Week 4 - Old Film feel poll favourite
Week 4 – Old Film feel – poll favourite

Throughout August, we will show a gallery of our works – from the editions we have created so far – from May to July – or whenever you joined us.

I hope we all enjoy this month again. Last review month was great, seeing what everyone decided to do. Once again, I think it will be fun ( and hopefully rewarding ) to look back and see what we’ve done so far and I think many of us will also enjoy a ‘pause’.

These are the ideas to play with for August’s review… and remember, the choice is yours!

Ideas  -these are additional to a gallery and completely optional.

  1. Rework or Revisit some / any / none of your previous One Four challenge images. Maybe there’s an image that you’d really like to go back to and have another go – this is the time to do it and share with us
  2. A Down Month – You could use the review month as a ‘down’ month, just sharing a gallery and getting outside, taking lots of photos!
  3. Post whenever you like throughout August – weekly or once only – link up to THIS review post ( and tag as usual ), so we can still find each other in Reader, throughout the month.

You’ll be able to find this ( my ) post for linking on the Front page of this blog (or under One Four Challenge on the menu)..

If you have any questions, please ask me. It’s a pretty flexible idea, within this framework. Do what suits you and most of all – Enjoy!! Have fun with it.

I’m going to take another blog break throughout August – and I’m looking forward to some off screen time with the camera…and family (not in that order) 😉  I’ll definitely be popping in to approve and reply to comments and check out all the posts – but my regular posts will resume once again at the beginning of September… although I’m thinking I may post Flowers on Fridays…

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite images from the Challenge for May, June and July.. and the most voted for images for each month.

Here’s a gallery of all of the images that I liked the most ( and still do ).. from each of the months combined.

As I said I’ll be checking in to approve posts and read blogs throughout August and once again  I’m looking forward to getting out with the camera.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how everyone approaches this 2nd Review Month..and to seeing your images again.  Have fun!!

After our review month, we’ll be back again on the very first Monday (7th) of September!!  Take care everyone!!

One Four Challenge – April Review

Welcome again to the One Four Challenge and… to our very first Review Month ( as I write this I’m a couple of days early ) 😀

As you know, the challenge itself is on ‘pause’ for April – instead we are reviewing our creations from the challenge so far.

Hover over the images to see my favourite and the poll favourite from each month 🙂

This review month is all about looking back at our images and what we’ve achieved so far in the One Four Challenge… ( and if we are inclined – to revisit / rework, some of our images – this is optional – see further in the post for ideas ).

The Review Month is open to ALL participants of the One Four Challenge – whether you’ve only joined in once or every month!

Throughout April, we are going to show a gallery of our works – from the editions we have created so far – from November to March – or whenever you joined us.

I hope we all enjoy this month – I think it will be fun ( and hopefully rewarding ) to look back and see what we’ve done so far and I think many of us will also enjoy a ‘pause’.

As I posted in March week 4, here are some ideas that you might consider for April’s review. The choice is yours!

Ideas  -these are additional to a gallery and completely optional.

  1. Rework or Revisit some / any / none of your previous One Four challenge images. Maybe there’s an image that you’d really like to go back to and have another go – this is the time to do it and share with us
  2. A Down Month – You could use the review month as a ‘down’ month, just sharing a gallery and getting outside, taking lots of photos!
  3. Post whenever you like throughout April – weekly or once only – link up to THIS review post ( and tag as usual ), so we can still find each other throughout the month.

You’ll be able to find this ( my ) post for linking on the Front page of this blog (or under One Four Challenge on the menu)… or the shortlink should hopefully be http://wp.me/p1UNWd-1nE

If you have any questions, please ask me. It’s a pretty flexible idea, within this framework. Do what suits you and most of all – Enjoy!! Have fun with it.

I’m going to take a break through April – there are a few things on for me ‘off screen’…and I’m taking some time out with family 🙂 Having said that – I’ll definitely be popping in to approve and reply to comments and check out all the posts – but my regular posts will resume towards the end of April – ish. I might even decide to revisit one (or more) of my images, if I get the chance – there is certainly one on my mind. We’ll see how I go.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite images from the Challenge so far and the most voted for images for each month.

Here’s a gallery of all of the images that I liked the most ( and still do ).. from each of the months combined.

Now’s my chance to wish those of you who celebrate a very Happy Easter – and to one and all of you a very happy break 🙂

As I said I’ll be checking in to approve posts and read blogs throughout April.  I really am looking forward to getting out with the camera. As I finish writing this post on the 28th March, we’ve had our first frost this morning so the weather has changed and this is the weather I love for getting outside.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how everyone approaches the Review Month..and to seeing your images again.  Have fun!!

After our review month, we are back again on the very first Monday (4th) in May!! Phew! Let’s do April first 😀 Take care everyone!!