Sunday, May 19, 2013

Last Call

Hi friends. Hi family. Hi strangers alike. As always, thank you so much for visiting and reading my little ol' blog. 

Here I am, again, asking, pretty, pretty please with sugar on top, one last time for your help. 

You see, I wrote a manuscript for a short children's book. It is simple but, I think, special. Special to me. And, hopefully, will one day be special to all you mommas and grandmommas and daddies and grandaddies and children out there. 

I love to write. Love, love, love to write. But. I am lousy at drawing. Lousy at illustrating. This girl is to drawing what cats are to swimming. It's not a good combination. 

But. That's okay! As I have blogged about many-a-time before, my idea is to do something totally different and outside-of-the-box and right in line with the current trend of all things social media. Specifically, I plan to illustrate my book using beautiful images, my images and YOURS, from photos YOU take and post on Instagram. 

My goal is to finish the project by the end of the summer. So. Here's where you come in. 

Please, oh pretty please, snap any or all images from the list below, pretty them up using an Instagram filter (or don't filter--whatever you think is most captivating),  post to Instagram while tagging me @lindsayluton and using the hashtag #morethanphoto. Easy peasy, right? And, of course, if I end up selecting your photo for publication, you will most definitely be given credit for your image. 

To see the complete list of the images I plan to use for the book, see here. Here are the images I am most in need of at this time:
  • Pitcher of sweet tea with lemons
  • Grass with dew or mist
  • Bullfrog in a puddle (yes, I know this is a tough one)
  • Lightening flash at night
  • Peach pie
  • Full moon
  • Front porch with a porch swing
  • Hummingbird on a flower (yep, another toughie)  
  • Rocking chair
  • Storm clouds
  • Fish in a stream (maybe the toughest of them all)
  • Stars and moon
  • Ocean waves on the sand 
  • Quilt 
Also, please feel free to share, share, share this post with any and everybody you know. The more photos I receive, the better! So, even if you don't plan to submit photos, please take a moment to help a momma out by sharing this post with others you know. 

Thank you! Hopefully, the next post about this topic will be news about publication and whose images will be used! Stay tuned...


  1. wow! your list has shortened quite a bit!
    I PROMISE next time I post, I'll link back to this post in mine!!
    {honestly, have no idea when that will happen - i post when i get the urge haha}
    but I will spread the word, as always, friend!!
    much luck getting pictures!!

  2. Thank you so, so much, Misty!! You are the BEST!! :) :) :)

  3. This is totallyyyyy on my summer to-do list!!! Can't wait to get IG'ing!

    1. Thank you so much, Jess. I really appreciate the support. Xoxo