The Photo Challenge Books Begin to Arrive!

The books created for the Best of 2014 Photo Challenge are starting to arrive. I have seen several posts on IG featuring books by both Me2 and myself so I know they are arriving at their destinations.  I have received a handful myself and I can understand the enthusiasm that the recipients feel. Opening each book is a true gift; a gift of the heart. These little …

Cards

No. Cards is not the new word of the month. The new word is coming later this month. Cards is a project. A year-end project in the good old SiP tradition you can join in. Cards are the new book exchange. Easier, simpler and back to the roots. Acoustic. What is it all about? We …

Friends

One of the unique gifts I have received here on Stuck In Plastic in the last three years is the gift of friendship. Making new real live friends. Friendships that go beyond the short thumbs up social interactions or becoming friends on Facebook. Friends that turn into real live deep connections. I unknowingly bumped into one of …

Moving from the abstract to the concrete

I have raised my kids within the Montessori system of education which believes in the natural progression of learning that moves from the concrete to abstract. This concept is defined by the children first working with physical objects like wooden blocks and beads that represent abstract concepts like the number system and mathematical equations.

A Photographic Labour of Love

I have before me 15 photo books from our 2nd annual Best of Photography book exchange. Each one is a photographic labour of love; each one is a testament to the talent and variety of photographers in our community.