April Love 2015

the April Love photo challenge | SusannahConway.com

Friends, welcome to the first ever April LOVE!

The theme of the challenge, as you’ve probably guessed, is LOVE — love for ourselves, our lives, the world around us. LOVE expressed in gratitude and kindness. February might have Valentine but we’ve got April LOVE :)

If you’re ready to infuse a little more love into your life there are two ways you can play:

PART ONE: the Photo Challenge

Just like our yearly August Break the first part of April LOVE is the photo challenge. I’ve put together a list of photo prompts we can explore together during the month — this is not compulsory, obviously, but sometimes it’s nice to have a focus for each day’s shooting.

The prompts are an invitation to take a photo every day in April. You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can start and not finish. You can join in at the end.

As ever this project has no hard rules. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. Look for the love.

Here are the prompts:

April Love photo prompts | SusannahConway.com

There are a few ways we can gather as a community:

1. Share your photos on Instagram using the #aprillove2015 hashtag

2. Add your photos to the April LOVE Flickr group

3. Add your blog to our blog roll (below) so we can all find new blogs to read!

April LOVE contributors | SusannahConway.com

PART TWO: the Daily Emails

I also have a extra special treat for you! I invited 28 luminous women and one luminous man to share their tales of what self love/self care means to them personally and how they practice it in their own lives. There’s no perfect path to self love and all of us are walking it the best way we know how — I wanted to know how others are doing it (and how they navigate the inevitable potholes!)

Sign up below and you’ll get a daily email containing personal stories (and confessions!), videos, tips and easy suggestions you can try yourself — the first email goes out Wednesday April 1st.

These emails are a bit of extra inspiration for us to enjoy and ponder alongside the photo-taking. We’ll also have a private (and completely optional) Facebook group where we can share our thoughts and stories with each other.

You’ll be hearing from: Abby Kerr, Amy Palko, Andrea Schroeder, Anna Guest-Jelley, Christie Inge, Danielle Dowling, Elizabeth Duvivier, Hannah Marcotti, Jamie Ridler, Jo Hanlon-Moores, Julie Daley, Kylie Bellard, Lianne Raymond, Lisa Lister, Liv Lane, Mara Glatzel, Margarita Tartakovsky, Michelle Marie McGrath, Mindy Tsonas, Pixie Lighthorse, Rachel Cole, Rachel MacDonald, Ronna Detrick, Sandi Amorim, Satya Colombo, Stephanie Levy, Tanya Geisler, Tiffany Han and Vivienne McMaster!

An epic line-up, yes? :)

Finally, add your blog to the blog roll by scrolling down to the last pic and hitting Click here to enter

Note — Let’s use this blogroll to find new blogs to read and enjoy so please just add your blog link once — links to your daily images should be shared in the Flickr group and on Instagram NOT added to the blog roll list (okay, so we have one rule ;-) That way the list will stay manageable! :D

Happy April LOVE, everyone! xo