At the beginning of the summer, Holly talked to us about the cliche and how we can embrace it. Her post reminded me of my sink series that I had done in 2014. I shot a picture of my kitchen sink with my iPhone every day for one year and shared it on Instagram. I started because I loved the mess in my sink and wanted to learn to not only love the messy things in life but to find the beauty in them as well.
Day after day, I would stand on a kitchen chair and take a picture of my sink.
Sometimes it was full.
Sometimes it was empty.
Sometimes there was a baby in the sink.
And each day I did find the beauty in the mess.
I have missed this exercise in my life and have recently picked it up again. It reminds me that if I look, I can find beauty and art in the messy and mundane.
What is something you see every day? Could you make a series of it? Is it your in-flight snack selection? Is it your morning mug of coffee? Is it the simple beauty of the ordinary? I would encourage you to look for something that you can come back to each day. Watch how it changes. Watch what stays the same. And always look for the beauty in it all.