The Gallery: Week 22

Hello and welcome to week 22 of The Gallery.

Phew, after last week’s ‘nature‘ theme I really really thought it would be a case of a whole bunch of lovely pictures of flowers and trees and the great outdoors.
But no. Once again you lot pulled out all the stops and made it into the most amazing showcase of what bloggers do best.
Fantastic stuff.
Entries for the chance to win a hamper of Green & Black’s chocolate closes on Tuesday so I’ll reveal all when myself and my guest judge have deliberated and cogitated . . .
So to this week.
With many of us parents in the middle of the summer school holidays I thought it a great opportunity to have a bit of fun.
So this week’s theme is: Playtime.
Go out and have some fun. Take your family or friends to the park and goof around. Play dens in the living room, footy in the garden, play dress up.
Or do you have a photo from your children that really says ‘playtime’ to you?
Show us what playtime means to you – and if you’re really brave, give your camera to your kids and ask them . . .
This theme comes courtesy of Cathy at NurtureStore, who is passionate about play and giving parents ideas for things they can do at home that are fun and easy – and basically encouraging families to have some fun with their kids.
Of course, if you have any ideas to share go over and share . . .
As always, come back on Wednesday to add your link, visit as many others as you can, say hi, discover new people, welcome them in when they discover you.
Appreciate the wonderful words and photos that are opening themselves up to you.

So what are you waiting for, get clicking!

The Gallery
If you’re new to The Gallery, here’s the brief: I will give you a prompt, an idea, a notion and you go out and take a photograph using that prompt. Or just use a photo you already have.
The prompt could be one word, an object, an idea, a phrase, anything, and you have to post a picture which you feel represents that prompt.
Post it on your blog and write about it.
That’s it.

It’s not about taking technically brilliant photos – although if you do, I’d love to see them too. It’s about having a passion for pictures; any photos, all photos whether you took it with your all singing all dancing SLR or snapped it on your camera phone.
You don’t even have to be a blogger to take part – just send me your photo and I will publish it on my blog for you. You don’t even have to include your name if you prefer.

When you’ve published it, come back on Wednesday and via a groovy widget thing you can add a link to your post and share it with everyone. The link remains open for a week.
Visit others, comment if you like them or feel inspired by them. Just go out and encourage and support amateur photographers out there.

The more support you give, the more you will get back.

And if you want to add a pukka linkable Gallery button to your blog (instead of the amateurish one I’ve been using!) the code is just under The Gallery picture in the right hand column on this blog.
Come back on Wednesday and join in. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

And if you want to make sure you don’t miss any prompts or entries in future, make sure you subscribe to my RSS or email feed.
Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …

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