Thursday, September 5, 2013

One Community...September

One Community is a monthly photo project in which participants photograph their homes and community with a theme in mind. The theme varies by month. The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide – and bring us all closer together in understanding through art. This month’s themes are:

WORK: This cubicle is my home away from home and where I spend the majority of my day. I get to assist school districts all over the United States get federal reimbursement to assist their special education programs. I love my work.
GOLD: My mother's bread recipe. Each time I make it, it brings back memories of my childhood and of her. The golden color reminds me of her sunny personality!

CENTERPIECE: I recently created this eucalyptus swag centerpiece for a co-worker. I love to be creative! It feeds my soul!

BALANCE: As a Libra, I am always trying to create balance. Working full time, being married and having a daughter in college makes it challenging. However, when I really feel out of balance, a trip to the ocean is just the fix! Something about the calming effects of the sea sets me straight!

One Community participants include:

Sarah Sarah is a life-long Missourian who shares her home with her husband, two sons, and an old grumpy dachshund. Like every good Midwesterner, she can (and will) talk to you at length about the weather. Sarah blogs at

Colleen lives with her handsome hubster and two feisty felines in Portland, Oregon. She loves rain and sun (in that order), words and pictures, and chatting up the neighbors. She blogs at

Rebekah lives in Kilkenny, Ireland with her husband. An American by birth, she's discovering what it means to be an expat on the Emerald Isle. She blogs at Honeysuckle Life

Kara is a cheerful nerd living in downtown Phoenix, AZ with her law-studying husband and an anxious pound puppy. She works full time in the mental health field but in her off time enjoys sunshine, great food and the occasional craft beer. Wife and Mom to a houseful of boys in sunny San Diego; word geek and all-kinds-of writer; maker of things both creative and useful.

Sue is now blogging again at

Teresa lives in Massachusetts with her husband, college aged daughter and two crazy cats. She is a creative spirit who tries to find the lesson, blessing and humor in everything and she blogs at

Kelli lives in Phoenix with her dog, Willie Nelson Mandela. She is a novelist, public health advocate and United Methodist. She blogs at:

Stephanie is a lifelong Wyomingite with ranch girl roots. She has her own marketing and graphic design business and in her free time, she enjoys knitting, fishing with her boyfriend, and team roping. She blogs at

Eduarda Schroder is a curious, visual creature who believes all pictures tell a story. She hails from Mozambique, via Portugal and NJ, and now is desert rate living with her husband and two teenage daughters in Chandler, AZ


  1. What a pretty centerpiece, and a unique way to express your creativity!

  2. I find balance at the beach too. Nature is so good for that!

  3. That bread looks amazing! I also love love love your centerpiece. I have never tried to create a floral centerpiece before, maybe that should be on my list!