Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Week 18 ~ Evening Ritual

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All of the above images were taken by different photographers across the globe at the same moment,

Wednesday, March 25th at 5:50 p.m.

Evening Ritual

Clockwise from top right

Rachel, in Seattle, prepares dinner for her family on a new (to her) creature known as "an electric stove".

Aziza, in Kuwait, amidst a photo session with some spring time loveliness.

Cory, in Connecticut, organizes her life on paper, in beautiful spring time color code.

Kristin, in Maine, preps the family's desert, Hersey's kisses on pretzels, while dinner cooks away.


Play along ~  all I need is a moment the flickr group


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Monday, March 23, 2009

Week 17

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All of these images were taken by different photographers across the globe at the same moment:

Thursday, March 19th at 2:47 p.m.

Visual poetry in everyday moments

Kristin, in Maine, washes the dishes.

Cory, in Connecticut, looks up while descending the stair well at work.

Flickr group member, Naturally Clare, in Iowa, at a red light, on her lunch break

Rachel, in Seattle, admires the mural in a community center child play area.

Flickr group member, Shooting Sunset, in Missouri, laments the outdoors while peeking at a coworker indoors.

Aziza, in Kuwait, prepares for dinner.

RC, in Los Angeles, revels in color.

Flickr group member, Redorgray, in Texas, prepares to break bread.


Join us in the moment ~  flickr group


Monday, March 16, 2009

Week 16

Week 16 mosaic

All of these images were taken by different photographers across the globe at the same moment, Tuesday, March 10th at 5:32 p.m.

All of us taken by the moment

Aziza lets loose her creative soul while shooting some product shots for her sisters business and getting a few shots for herself.

RC revels in the blue sky and sunny disposition of Southern California.

Rachel, while stuck in traffic, draws a breath and takes note of where she has finally landed - the beloved city she she'd dreamed of living for so long.

Cory, mid step in her life, comes home, sets down the trappings of the day, and looking up, is taken instantly by the the wondrous beauty of the season soon to come.

We now have a Flickr group up and running for those of you who would like to play along. Check it out!

Thanks to our Flickr group member, CharlaneB, for her beautiful contribution this week:

Monday, March 9, 2009

Week 15 ~ nurturing and nourishing

 Week 15 mosaic

All of these images were taken by different photographers across the globe at the same moment, Wednesday, March 4th at 12:44 p.m.

clockwise from upper right

Aziza nurtures the mom in her with a quick moment of yummy coffee indulgence (and perhaps the kid in her too, with this happy mug) just before the children are due home from school.

Sebrina takes a moment from the daily ritual of nourishing her brood to snap a photo of a delicious reminder that summer is on it's way.

Kristin nurtures her creative soul, and preserves her body from the cold outdoors, by seeking out photogenic objects indoors.

Cory nurtures both body and mind when she takes a stroll, to clear her mind, along the Sound, behind the Marine Science building (the building she works in) at the UConn Avery Point campus where they store giant bouys, anchors, chains, and a variety of oceanic science equipment. "These large spherical anchors always draw my eye and the timing couldn't be better for me to snap a shot of 'em."

RC takes a moment to notice, perhaps with a mind toward appreciation of it's nourishing potential, an abandoned apple appropriately left alone after rolling on the ground.

Rachel takes time to nurture herself, after weeks of moving prep, moving action, and caring for sick boys, in some time alone with her new view and some old projects (a scrapbook that is in perpetual progress, for one).


** We are saddened to note that this will be the last week Sebrina will be joining us in our weekly moments. As an artist, mamma of four, home-schooler, and woman on a path to great things, we find ourselves lucky to have had her participation for as long as we did. With so many hats on her beautiful head she must prioritize and dole out her time where best. Although she will be missed and the moment each week will be all the dimmer without her, we offer our warmest support and love to Sebrina in all her endeavors. And, we leave a welcoming door open for her to return, if ever the time feels right again. XO Sebrina ~ the momenters.**

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We are proud  to announce our all I need is a moment Flickr group!!

Each week our moment time and day will be posted in a new thread.  Members can join in the fun by submitting photos taken at the appropriate time and adding them to that week’s thread. Then we will then create a mosaic that is dedicated to just those momenters.

This weeks starts out with a beautiful trio composed of photos from (clockwise from top right) Black Dog Designs, Emma Bradshaw, and Ryan. Thank you for sharing a moment with us!!

Interesting how these colors reflect much of what is in the other mosaic above, don’t you think?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Week Fourteen

Week 14 Mosaic numbered

All of these images were taken by different photographers across the globe at the same moment, Wednesday, February 25th at 8:12 a.m.

1.Ryan, our newest member, joins us from her Teacher's desk in freshman art. On this day everyone gets to work right away, setting a tone of calm and constructing the opportunity to partake of a favorite moment in teaching - the floating around the room, unnoticed, watching students being engaged.

2.Rachel finds the moment in her living room. After being woken early this morning by the trumpeting of fire trucks reporting to a false alarm in a neighboring apartment building, it's business as usual as she tries to jump start her brain with copious amounts of coffee, and the boy slides into the comfortable routine of morning cartoons.

3. Aziza begins her day filled with expectations of celebration and national pride. One of her country's (Kuwait) independence days, they have two, is the at the forefront. Green, red and white, along with images of their flag, will surround her this day.

Kuwait was threatened in the 19th century by the Ottoman Turks and various powerful Arabian groups, Kuwait sought treaty relationship with Great Britain for protection in January 1899, the ruler Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah signed an agreement with the British Government.

Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961. So on 25th of February, Kuwait celebrates its Independence Day to mark the creation of Kuwait as an Independent nation. On this day, the national celebrations include public meetings and get-together, firework displays and a spirit of celebration that imbues every Kuwaiti Public buildings are illuminated on the occasion and Kuwaitis, young and old, wear their national dress to participate in the festivities.

Unfortunately we are the only country in the whole world that celebrates two Independence days and that is why:

In August 1990, Iraq attacked and invaded Kuwait, The seven month-long Iraqi occupation came to an end after a direct military intervention by United States-led forces. Nearly 750 Kuwaiti oil wells were set on fire by the retreating Iraqi army resulting in a major environmental and economic catastrophe. Kuwait's infrastructure was badly damaged during the war and had to be rebuilt. Kuwait was liberated from Iraq on February 26 1991 (a major coincidence:)) we celebrate both days 25 and 26 and both are national holidays.

4. Sebrina welcomes a sunny, light filled, hopeful day with a little photographic experimentation with reflection.

5. Cory, our rock, our dedicated and impassioned engine that could, takes a moment away from work to peer out her office window and take in the beauty that is the Long Island Sound. On this day, at this moment, the air is so clear that boats near the shore are visible and much peace is found in a glance out the window.

6. Kristin celebrates today, the annual anniversary of her birth, with a lovely soak in warm water and lavender. Not only is this a rare indulgence for the momma of three, it's a chance to commune with herself and with the mother which brings forth all living things, lavender and mommas included. Happy Birthday Kristin.

7. RC finds herself noticing, contemplating, immersed in child chalk drawings, and then reflecting on the simple things we miss sometimes when we forget to look.