What do you do with the “leftover,” extra photos cluttering your workspace or filling boxes? Do you toss them? Repurpose them? Give them away? One of the things I enjoy doing with my extra photos is “destashing” them through Sharp Shooters, a group on swap-bot. I typically host a “destash” swap quarterly, so Sharp Shooters can “unload” their extras on someone who can use them. The swaps typically call for “destashing” at least 5-7 different photos and swappers can send the photos “as is” or make notecards, postcards or collages with them before sending them to their partners.
Maggie, “an Australian gal,” sent an amazing package of 30 photos! She went way beyond expectation and thoughtfully selected photos with a few of my favorite things in mind–water, nature, and the color pink. These just happen to be some of her favorites as well. She packaged each set separately in self-made envelopes with a bit of explanation on one side and washi tape on the other.
I bet you can guess from the washi tape colors which set of photos each envelope held.
All the water photos were taken around various beaches in and around Melbourne, Victoria, with the exception of the cute duck. The duck was taken at the lake of the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens. Maggie admits being “addicted to the water,” so it’s one of her favorite things to capture on camera.
Most of the nature photos were taken around her neighborhood during the spring and summer. Some were “staged” shots in her home.
Maggie “loves pink…it’s as simple as that!” For her, finding pink flowers to photograph is a pleasure, so she sent many beautiful pink flowers. She also included a seahorse skeleton her sister found at the beach many years ago. The skeleton isn’t pink, but the background is.
I have so many plans for Maggie’s photos! Some are headed for the “Wall of Inspiration” in my “work” office, and others will find a home in my 2014 Project Life album.