After the text-oriented prompt of last month, I was excited to get stuck into April’s task: thinking about our words in terms of photography.

I found it useful to take this different approach, largely because I think of myself as a very visually-oriented person. Representing ideas in photographs and drawings helps me understand them more fully, and connect with them more meaningfully.

one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april

The hardest part of this was to let go of the idea of having to represent every single aspect of this little word. It’s coming to mean a lot to me and I wanted to do it justice, but bing exhaustive wasn’t the point here.

 

An additional prompt this month was to spend some time reflecting on the other words that are presenting themselves to us as we focus on our main words. I had several, and they seemed to naturally group themselves together…

one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april

one little word "try" april

 

(I’m really aware that talking about this project makes me sound a liiiittle bit like I’ve joined a cult, but I swear it’s not like that. I’m using it to give be a bit of a framework for getting shit done, and keeping myself accountable. Making it into a pretty paper-based project is all part of the motivation to keep myself accountable and on track.)