National Photography Month 2017 Quote Challenge Wrap Up

While I always enjoy doing these quote challenges, this year was especially fun! Thanks again to Suzanne for pointing me in the direction of Canva a few months back, and to Angela for suggesting I take the “quotos” (quotes + photos = quotos, according to Lori‘s awesome math) one step further. Per her request, I’m adding at least some of these to my Zazzle store – first as greeting cards, then hopefully as a calendar.

Oh, and reminder – I pinned all the graphics on a couple of my Pinterest boards. Monday’s results are on “Inspirational Quotes” and my Witchy Quotes are on the board, “My Witchy Graphics.” Please feel free to share them!

Now, here’s one more for now, from a blogging friend who already submitted some excellent quotes. Also wanted to mention – if you sent me a quote but didn’t see a graphic, please shout out and let me know. Someone on Ello mentioned they were bummed their quote didn’t make the cut, but I can’t find it anywhere (I’m guessing since I was late bribing the bandwidth fairies, they intercepted it and it’s now bouncing around in the clacks somewhere). It’s not too late to add your own – I plan to create more as they come in, either as a monthly thing, or whenever inspiration strikes, so go ahead and drop it in the comment section!

From Cristy (check out her blog HERE) –

β€œNormality is a paved road; It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” ~ Vincent van Gogh
Quote Challenge Wrap Up Vincent van Gogh Quote

Quote Challenge Wrap Up #MicroblogMondays
“Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?
Read the inaugural post which explains
the idea and how you can participate too.”
~ Melissa S. Ford, Stirrup Queens

Quote Challenge Wrap Up. First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. Quote Challenge Wrap Up. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! First, this is not a passive voice. Next, I am writing in an active voice. Therefore, my SEO will stop telling me how to write. Furthermore, these sentences are also shorter than twenty words. Rather, stop being so controlling. Quote Challenge Wrap Up. Especially since most of the sentences in this post are not mine. I will keep going while until you turn green. I can’t believe this is still orange. Finally, it has turned. Success! Quote Challenge Wrap Up.

32 comments for “National Photography Month 2017 Quote Challenge Wrap Up

  1. June 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Isn’t Canva divine?? I LOVE it. And I hope you do a calendar. Your photos are beautiful.

    • June 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Aww, thanks Melissa! I managed to put together a last minute calendar last year, and I plan to do a similar one this fall. Now I’m thinking I might have a few versions (general wildlife photos, the moon, and quotes). Appreciate the kind words!

  2. June 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    These were wonderful! And I like using Vincent as the last one.

    • June 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, JW! It was so serendipitous that VvG’s quote was the last one submitted. πŸ™‚

  3. June 6, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Love the flower, and the colors look great together!

  4. Circle of Daydreams
    June 6, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Ooh I really like that one, I’ve not heard it before!

    • June 6, 2017 at 9:04 am

      I hadn’t either, Linda! It’s one of the reasons I love doing this – it’s a great way to discover new favorite quotes! πŸ˜€

  5. June 6, 2017 at 6:35 am

    That’s new to me also: thank you!

    • June 6, 2017 at 10:09 am

      You’re very welcome, DS! πŸ˜€

  6. Mel
    June 6, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    The yellow in that flower! Your macro work is stunning.

    • June 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks, Mel! It’s one of my favorite pictures, and seemed perfect for this on a number of levels – one being that I snapped this shot on December 1st of last year (during one of our weird, warm New England fall days), and I called it, “Black eyed Susan confused on the season.” I still can’t believe I can take shots this clear with only the macro lens that came standard with the camera – have I mentioned lately how much I love my Nikon? *grin*

  7. June 11, 2017 at 7:09 am

    A calendar of those would be such a great idea ! I loved those “quotos”

  8. June 11, 2017 at 10:45 am

    I’d be interested in a calendar! Let me know when it’s done! πŸ™‚

    • June 11, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Will do, Lisa – thanks!

  9. June 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I so need to remember this microblog Monday thing! My scheduling is all over the flipping place!!!!!!

    • June 11, 2017 at 11:48 am

      My phone alarm is my best friend… *grin*

  10. June 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Cards, calendars, t-shirts, mugs…your “quotos” would look wonderful on so many products! Such mavellous work!! xx

    • June 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Oh, and I’m on my laptop (which is rare!), and I can see properly all your fabulous theme and layout here. It’s a shame that the WordPress mobile theme cuts all of it out πŸ™

      • June 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        Yeppers, gotta figure out if there’s something to be done about that. Thanks again for shouting out so I was aware! πŸ˜€

    • June 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Awww, thanks darling Em! <3

  11. angelanoelauthor
    June 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Hooray!!!! I am so glad you decided to do this (and thanks for the shout out!) I’m buying some today. πŸ™‚

    • June 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I just saw your order show up in my Zazzle dashboard – thanks so much, Angela! <3 <3

      • angelanoelauthor
        June 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        Thank you!!

  12. June 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    What is Canva? God forbid I google it on my own, right? I liked that quote! Also, thank you for being my 200th follower! I wish I had a sofa to give you like our new Ikea did for the first 44 customers. LOL!!!

    • June 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      Coolness, Angela! Does this mean the next time I visit your blog, a bunch of confetti will drop on my head, and someone will shout out over the loud speaker, “Attention customers”… ? *grin*

      Oh, and I can save you the trouble of Googling – just need to click the hyperlinked Canva name in the post (and spoiler alert – it’s where all the cool kids go to make blog graphics – no idea why they let me in).

      • June 11, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        Ha! That was funny! That sounds interesting. I am checking that out today! I might have a new toy!

        • June 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm

          It’s dangerous – I’ve lost many hours/days on Canva, and I only have a free membership!

  13. June 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Canva is a real godsend for bloggers!

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