Hello and welcome to week 28 of The Gallery.
Today we are talking masterpieces.
No no, stop shrieking, I’m not expecting you to come up with one.
I have a different, altogether more simple plan for you all . . .
When I very first started blogging at the newspaper I worked on about 3 years ago, someone used to leave cheeky comments on a regular basis and make us all smile.
And from such simple beginnings I became, I like to think, good online friends with Dave Fowler – easily one of the nicest, most genuine people I’ve never met.
A former policeman, a stay at home dad to four children and a big ole heart.
And now he’s launched a venture to raise money for charity and help promote your website at the same time.
Called the Mona Lisa Million Project, he’s looking to, well, help others.
Go read and join in the feelgood factor.
So, this week’s theme?
As Dave blogs about the Mona Lisa (and is currently encouraging bloggers to get their children to draw the masterpiece for him) I’ve set this week’s theme as: A Smile.
Simple eh? I don’t think it requires any more explanation, other than, as usual you can interpret it any way you choose.
But 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.
The link stays open until the following Tuesday, so don’t worry if you don’t manage to post on Wednesday.
So what are you waiting for, get clicking!
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.
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.
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Go on, clicky click away, you know you want to …