I started a new project a few days ago, which I am calling 1000 Words.  My goal is to post an image or an article at least 3 times a week, but preferably more often. The images in my 1000 Words project (and gallery page) should give you an insight into my life: my likes and dislikes, my travel destinations, and generally into my everyday life. Some will be newly taken, others come from my archives. I hope you will enjoy this pictorial journey.

Today’s images showcase some of the 160 art pieces in my daughter’s elementary school, which were submitted to the annual PTA Reflections Art Contest. This is the second year when – with the help of other volunteers – I organized the the competition on our school level. It was certainly a big job, since we received 160 entries compared to the 100 last year. It was definitely a great success, and I feel awesome, that we were able to inspire so many children to show us their artistic talents. Today is the day when I turn in the school level winning pieces to the city, where they will be judged again. And tomorrow we are taking down the gallery from the school’s library. It was such a beautiful sight for the past week! I’m looking forward to organizing the contest again next year.

Reflections 14, Gallery 1

Reflections 14, Gallery 2

Reflections 14, Winning Pieces