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How one person rocked the Photo A Day challenge, and you can too…

Fat Mum Slim /

You know when you’re playing photo a day, and you think your photos are a bit of alright… and then you spot someone and they totally blow your mind wide open that pieces of it splatter all over the place?

Yeah, that.

Jo does that to me. I get jealous and I seriously consider popping over to her house in the dark of night and stealing a bit of her creative brain, and implanting it into my own head. Because look what she did with the October Photo A Day challenge…

hello jo

The October challenge was the alphabet list, so each day she took a photo on a colourful wall. I don’t know how one person can find that many colourful walls, but she’s truly blown my mind. I love what she does so much that a little bit of me wants to hate her. But I won’t. Instead I love her, be inspired by her and then scour where I live for colourful walls and borrow the concept a little later. How awesome/inspiring/creative/fun was Jo’s take on the October challenge?

The answer is super dooper.

You can rock the Photo A Day challenge. For some the list is challenge enough, for others they like to mix it up a little. Here’s some ideas so that you can rock it too:

♥ Do the whole month in black and white
♥ Give your month a theme {Jo did walls, some people have done food, some others have done it with Barbie dolls for each photo or other toys – think outside the square}. See how Katrina did it with toys over the past month.
♥ Can’t commit to a whole month? Do just a week. Give that week your creative all
♥ Do it with friends. I love when friends play along with me. There’s always the bigger Photo A Day community, but having a mini-community makes it so much more fun for me. I love checking out their take on the challenge
♥ Plan to make a book. If you know at the end of the month you’ll make a book or a poster or something of your photos, then it’s a good incentive to finish the challenge
♥ Involve your kidlets. Get the kids to shoot a photo each day too. It’s a great way to get them creating stuff, and connecting in with you

Have you seen any other creatively fun takes on Photo A Day? I’d love to hear them!

P.S. If you haven’t already, you can join the November Photo A Day challenge here.

P.P.S. You can see more of Jo’s amazing photos here.

  • SO original, why can’t I be like Jo?! Love her photos 🙂

    • I’ve never done a themed month, until last month. It was my 2 years anniversary doing the PAD. Due to the lack of time I couldn’t do what I wanted to. but this person really did rock it.

  • Kirsteen

    loved and looked forward to finding @hello_jo pics in my photoaday feed each day. there were a bunch of gorgeously creative chicks on the case in october too . . . @treen3010 smashed it with a toy themed take on the daily prompts . . . check her out Chantelle, you won’t be disappointed xx

    • She did smash it! Just added a link in the post to Katrina’s photos. So cool.

      • Kirsteen

        you are too fabulous 🙂 and you are right, the joy in the fmsphotoaday challenges is viewing the world through the gorgeous spectrum of somebody elses amazing mind . . . helps to open us all up to the wonders around is . . . oh and YAY KATRINA <3

        • Katrina

          Thanks Kirsteen (naughty lady) and thanks so much Chantelle for mentioning me in your blog! October’s list was so much fun. Jo’s wall candy series was hands down legendary – see what I did there?

  • Michelle

    You should check out @jackiebeme Her storm trooper theme is awesome.

  • I always feel my photos are so boring and unoriginal and this just confirms it! Lol….

    • Kirsteen

      oh ditto Zita! I’m sure yours are not and I kind of think that we can’t all be mad creative genius’s and that the fabulousness of the fmsphotoaday thing is trying to find the happy or the lovely in the everyday x

  • Maya

    I struggle with a chronic illness, so just being able to participate in the challenge is an accomplishment for me. Jo’s photo’s are stunning and I’m envious of her beautiful eye! I’m just grateful to be able to be in a community with others who share what they’re doing in their own unique way and appreciate everyone’s talent for what it is. Everybody has something wonderful to offer and I look forward to seeing it everyday :).

  • Lindsey @radiantsummersun

    Yay, Jo! You rocked it for sure!

    Another favorite this month was @bloempie82’s #dutchfordummies. It was fab!

  • Oh those are great. I do love me a theme 🙂

  • @joandavis found items that looked like each letter of the alphabet for the October challenge. VERY creative!

  • Amy

    This month I’m focussing on my two wonderful boys! Hope I can make it through the month. At the very least it will get me taking photos again. I’ve been pretty slack lately.

  • Um WOW! Waw to rock Photo-a Day. Very creative!

  • Love this – has given me the impetus to look at things differently.

  • Fiona

    She is so amazing Chantelle! So much so that I’ve been inspired to do some walls of my own during October and this month….you saw one of mine on FB…and then there is @MSMEOWD on IG who is doing M&M’s, love hers and the people who did the letters from things they saw, i.e. A was a ladder etc. So many talented peeps and yes, you want to dislike them a little because they’re so good and you didn’t think of it first…but hey, I’d like very few people if that was the case…I’m not good with original ideas! I have some, but they’re few and far between, original isn’t always my forte. So glad someone else recognised how awesome she is!!

  • Wow! I love something so simple can be so creative!

  • Her work popped out of the screen – it was hard not to notice her in the #fmsphotoaday feed. <3

  • Jo is one of my favorite people on IG, thanks so much for giving her the props that she deserves Chantelle! Awesome!! Yay Jo xx

  • Wow!
    AWESOME!!!! So Awesome!
    C x

  • Wow! Some people are so creative! What a great effort!

  • ok that is creatively cool! Love you ideas Chantelle, thanks.

  • They are gorgeous – check out another Jo @ titchy_kid love her stuff

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