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We have now completed month two of our 12 month One Little Word journey.  I found the February task of taking nine photos that cultivate an awareness of the ways in which the word “GROW” exists in my world, quite a challenging task.  How does one bring to life in images, something so intangible as growth, without taking 9 photos of seedlings or ledgers, or someone else’s children?

Having said that, at the end of the month, I really experienced “GROW” in a giant way, because I went back and re-read the February hand out and the transcript for the assignment and I am sure the month could have been a whole lot easier, if I had just taken the time to read these valuable notes several times throughout the month, instead of just on the first day of the month. So I am already “growing” by being more aware of these helpers for the coming months, and by allowing this February assignment to be ongoing for the rest of the year.

So, how about my photos and the word GROW?


I love how my page turned out and the images I have chosen – even though I would do it completely differently now that I have re-read the notes for the month, but I am not going to let that change what I have done . . . this is my February assignment and my journey of growth.  Here’s a very brief line about each photo.

Top L – Prolific growth, but also in a delicate, quiet way, without stomping on someone else’s toes

Top C – Being open to grow in different directions and take unexpected paths

Top R – Don’t be shy of growing in public, and try different things (yes, that’s me!)

Middle L – growth in my business – getting organised

Centre – pretty obvious!

Middle R – Reflection – registering that growth has happened & taking time out to smell the roses

Bottom L – Rising from the ashes, like a wild flower – new start, fresh beginnings

Bottom C – Growth in my creativity – spreading my wings, going back to my beginnings, utilising all the things I have learned in my creative life, not just in the last 2-3 years

Bottom R -  This photo is special because it reminded me of part of our wedding ceremony last year, where my friend Josie read out a portion of the Kahlil Gibran poem including this line, “ . . . And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."

I guess I could just about write a full page on each of these photos, but I’ll keep that for my album instead of lumbering you with it!

If you’d like to see what lots of my class mates have done, please follow our blog hop over the next few days – the next link in the circle is Heather. Click here to go to her blog, and from there you will be able to continue on by clicking the links at the bottom of each one.  If you get lost or a link is broken you can always come back here to the list below, and find the next one that way. 

Please note, the blog hop goes live at 8am Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday, which is 3am Wed in Melbourne and with day light savings differences, it is likely that not all blog posts will go live at the same time. Please check back later if that's the case.

Thank you very much to Margie who has done all the hard work in co-ordinating all these ladies together for this part of our journey.

  1. Margie                   http://xnomads.typepad.com
  2. Monica B                http://scraplifters.blogspot.com
  3. Jill                        http://jillconyers.typepad.com
  4. Miranda                 http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com
  5. Donna                    http://www.donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com
  6. Lynn                      http://www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
  7. Stacey                   http://www.TheAcornGarden.com/blog
  8. Lisa                       http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
  9. Cassie                    http://craftycassiescorner.blogspot.com
  10. Abbey                    http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/
  11. Nicky                     http://seejanebake.blogspot.com
  12. Holly                      http://lovingrobots.blogspot.com
  13. Karen                     http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
  14. Claudia                   http://creative-moms.com
  15. Rebekah                 http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com
  16. Kimberly                 http://foreverdaisies.blogspot.com
  17. Kat                         www.katswonderings.blogspot.com
  18. Kristina                   http://ciqis.blogspot.com
  19. Jan                         http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
  20. Nikki                       http://www.inkyart.com.au/
  21. Amanda                   www.scrappnbee.blogspot.com
  22. Lisa                         http://luluoz.typepad.com
  23. Sam                         http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
  24. Maureen                   http://cookingmylife.blogspot.com
  25. Kristi                       http://theprojectofme.wordpress.com
  26. Tere                        http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com
  27. Karen                       http://womenontractors.blogspot.com
  28. Katrina                     http://k84mansramblings.blogspot.com
  29. Monica Bergler          http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com
  30. Mandy                      http://captureandcreate.wordpress.com
  31. Lisa                          http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com
  32. Chrissy                      http://getcraftywithchrissy.blogspot.com
  33. Lee                           http://linarstudio.typepad.com/
  34. Jen                           www.byjen.com
  35. Sylvia                        http://baxtersmom1.blogspot.com/
  36. Christianne                http://christiannemarra.blogspot.com/
  37. Cheri                        http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
  38. Joy                           www.undiscoveredjoy.blogspot.com
  39. Beth                         http://justbebeth.wordpress.com/
  40. Jennifer L                 www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
  41. Kathryn                     www.katlodesigns.com
  42. Heather                    www.scrappyhare.blogspot.com
  43. Cindy                        http://seriousplay.typepad.com


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Grow is a great word. I know what you mean about revisiting Ali's notes through out the assignment. Regardless of how you did it, your photos turned out great. Happy blog hopping (I'm stop #34).


Your photos are wonderful! I like how you interrupted your word - best wishes to Grow this year!


What great photos of your OLW! Love the one of you in the vast open public place...that's a big one isn't, about not being shy in public places and going out and getting photos or whatever it is b/c we want to and not holding back b/c someone else might think it strange!

Lee Currie

Love this and the reminder that most of the tools are just there for us to read if we only look for them - even to read over and over again :) Great post and photos! Here's to GROWTH in March!


Your photos are perfect Kathryn - I love them all and yes perhaps I will take your advice and read and listen to the class literature more than once through the month :) I also love the way you have displayed them here - you'll have to tell me how you did that ... please. Looking forward to seeing you on your journey in March my lovely friend xx


Love your photos and your explanations of how each one apply to you! Have a great year!

Donna Bryant

love your photos of grow. Enjoy march!

Katrina F

My word is grow too and I really connect with you pictures. Thanks for sharing!


Your photos are really really lovely. Thank you so much for sharing! :)


Lovely photos

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