The August Break returns!

The August Break, 2016 |


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!


Daily prompts for the August Break 2016 |


Once again I’ve created a list of photo prompts you can follow – or not, anything goes, remember? —  you could even use them as daily writing prompts with or without photos.

This year we can share our photos and gather as a community in several places: Instagram with the hashtag #augustbreak2016, Facebook and Flickr. Plus we have a blog roll so we can find new blogs to visit — head over to the main August Break page to add your blog.

Here’s to a delicious month of slowing down! xo

7 responses
  1. Vickie

    Yay! Looking forward this :)

  2. Courtney

    I’ve never participated in something like this before but I am going to join you this year. I think this is the perfect way to have a mindful August. By paying attention to the small glorious things in my day (like morning light, or breathe) I have a feeling August will be filled with joy. Thank you for the prompts. I cannot wait!

  3. Anne

    This is great! I’m relaunching my blog and it’s been a slow go – this will be an easy way to reconnect and get back in the blogging habit! Perfect timing! Thanks!

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