Friday, October 24, 2014

Take Time to Look Closer (31 Days, Day 24)

How often do you take time to notice the wonders around you?  Look up -- look down -- look closer. Be surprised and amazed at the awesome things under your nose.

Bench seat in Baltimore

Close up of airport window painting.

Looking down three stories from the National Aquarium

Close up of a massive marble run -- and part of the cover of my eBook on blogging.

Close up of huge mill stone in Charlottesville, VA

Looking up while at Tuckahoe State Park

Center of a copper sunflower in my yard.

Looking up at the pirate flag on a tour ship in Easton, MD

Don't forget to look up, down, and around.  You never know what you'll be missing.  It very well could be awesome.

Looking down the staircases in Mercersburg, PA

All photos taken by me.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.


  1. I am trying to make a point to look at my surroundings more closely but I always seem to forget to take a picture.

  2. Shaiha, it's enough that you're looking!

  3. Always looking, but not often enough with a camera in hand.

  4. Great pics Lori, I do make a point of noticing things around me and I try to see them as possibilities for jewelry always. I was playing cards last week and I decided to do a series of jewelry based on the designs on the kings, queens, and jacks cards.

  5. I love it that your attitude is always positive. Always looking for better not so much but better. Be blessed my friend

  6. It's so easy to get caught up in our everyday issues and routines we can sometimes forget to look beyond our little bubble and see the beauty and miracles in the smallest things. We just need to take a second to really see the beauty that exists all around us.


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