Category: Inspiration

the August Break 2014 | SusannahConway.com
It’s that time of year again! Back in August 2010 I realised I needed a break from blogging so decided to only post photos on my blog that month. I don’t remember if I kept this up, but I invited my readers to join in and just like that, the yearly August Break was born.

This is a community project that has no real rules –  the idea is to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of August. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. If it’s the summer where you are it’s a lovely way to be present to the moments that will be gone before you know it. If it’s the winter, what better way to liven up your day than with a creative project to play with? :)

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.

Anything goes, loves!

The August Break prompts | SusannahConway.com
Last year, inspired by Chantelle, I created a list of photo prompts to shoot during August, and this year I’m taking it up a notch with the introduction of daily emails! Each day you’ll get a short ‘n’ sweet email in your inbox with a photo illustrating that day’s prompt and a few ideas on how to tackle it. Nothing too taxing — just a shot of inspiration each day.

The daily emails are completely free, of course — you just have to sign up to get them sent to you. PLUS I’ve invited some photo-loving pals to contribute to the emails, so expect to hear from me and Andrea Scher, Vivienne McMaster, Denise Andrade-Kroon, Ali Edwards, Karen Walrond, Tammy Strobel, Leonie Wise, Xanthe Berkeley, Tracey Clark, Amy Gretchen, Bella Cirovic and Susan Tuttle, too!

Pretty sweet, yes?

Read more and sign up to get the daily emails over on the August Break page — you can also add your blog to the blog roll and join our Flickr group, too.

August? AWESOMISED!

perfection | SusannahConway.com
“There is no human experience that we have alone. It’s up to each of us to tear down the chambers of isolation that comparison and fear build.” — a beautiful post from Rachel

One: In favour of manly men from a girly girl

Two: Men aren’t supposed to understand women (thanks Helen)

The family

[video] The creative process of an Oscar-winning screenwriter

Supermarket sisterhood — wisdom from Hollie

[video] Meryl Streep on beauty

Loving the Curvy Yoga podcast

How to live a perfect life in three easy steps — I heart Karen

Emojinalysis

Happy weekend, loves! xo

the magical heart | SusannahConway.com
I can’t stop making these. Rather than making them up, it’s more like excavating the messages that are already there.

balance | SusannahConway.comfire queen | SusannahConway.comheart | SusannahConway.comsoul speaking | SusannahConway.com
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 dreams | SusannahConway.com

A publisher’s postbag — in pictures

I’d buy one of these in seconds if they did a UK version | the perfect little planter

How to find “The One” — much needed wisdom from Kim

Heirloom tomato salad | roasted garlic kale hummus | peanut butter banana bonbons

Loving: The Sacred Podcast

[video] In which I demonstrate how to cry when meditating — I found this video from Susan incredibly honest and beautiful

These tarot cards are SO geeky…. but I still want them

Michelangelo’s handwritten grocery list | Mrs Warhol’s handwriting

“I think I no how to make people or animals alive”

My dream home

Happy 4th to all you American lovelies, and happy Friday to the rest of us :) xo

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