52 Frames. Week 3: Your Hobby

Image of a figure skate lying on its side with five medals draped over it.

This week’s photo prompt was “Your Hobby”…and well, I have many hobbies. So it took me a little bit to figure out what I want to photograph and how.

Ultimately, I decided on my figure skates because figure skating is one of those things for me that is pure happiness, even through moments of frustration. I started figure skating when I was 27 after I found the card for a figure skating coach in a local coffee shop. I had one goal in mind when I started. I wanted to be able to skate backward. Six years later and I’m getting ready for my third season of competitions…and I skate better backward than I do forward.

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52 Weeks. 52 Frames.

It’s the start of the third week in January – 16 days into 2023 to be exact. In the spirit of trying to reclaim my own creativity, which I’ve been trying to do for a while now, and inspired by a friend of mine who has a daily art practice, I’m going to give a photo challenge a try. The premise is easy – take one photo based on the prompt every week. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

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