penni_jones Candid
2.
(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject's knowledge.
synonyms: unposed, informal, uncontrived, impromptu, natural
"candid shots" ... Have y'all visited @nothingisordinary_ lately? They have grown and grown and wow. I couldn't be more pleased - there are over 15,000 followers and over a million pics tagged #nothingisordinary - who knew? The theme for Wednesday is #candid_nio - tag some shots. Participate. Engage. It's still a cool group of folks to hang out with :)
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penni_jones For my friends at KnitPicks - #crafty4life :) 4mon

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penni_jones It's for real - open for business from my very own website - www.penniforyourthoughts.net - please come visit and look around. I'll put up some coffee :) 4mon

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penni_jones Etsy shop is open for business!! Link is in my profile - all sorts of new listings, take a look. Running special in that if you send me a pic of any of my products on a wee one, 15% off next order. Honest!! #babybooties #crochet #gift #etsy #penniforyourthoughts 4mon

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penni_jones Oh yes -- my Etsy shop is open!! Link is in my profile and I would appreciate some foot traffic (no pun intended!). Visit! Look around! Shop!! (Yes. This is what I've been up to :) 5mon

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penni_jones Wee baby flip flops and sandals I made this week on commission ... Kinda sweet 5mon

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penni_jones how do you say "poppin' tags" in French? #polamatic #polaroid #polaroids 5mon

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penni_jones Sunset over blueberry fields. No fireworks necessary ... (Happy 4th 'Merica!) 6mon

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penni_jones Just saying hello to my NIO family :) happy Saturday all ..... #jarsandbottles_nio 6mon

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penni_jones Gorgeous start to my morning .. #Hipstamatic #JohnS #Sugar 7mon

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penni_jones If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. ~Nadine Stair 7mon

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penni_jones Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke 7mon

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penni_jones :: shameless plug :: and this is probably not the right audience being as y'all are amazing photogs yourself, but I'll be offering handmade items over at my etsy shop as well 7mon

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penni_jones intense crafter in my teens (some things never change) #tbt 7mon

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penni_jones "Clouds suit my mood just fine." ~ Marie Lu ・°°t u e s d a y°°・ 7mon

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penni_jones #thatawkwardmoment Max found out he was the middle child .... #tbt :) 8mon

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penni_jones My Friday night was spent like a 14 yr old girl in the 1800s, practicing her stitches (although I don't think Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms was watching The Sopranos on Demand...) How was your Friday night? 8mon
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  •   hello__jo Fab! Dinner with friends altho after 2 glasses of wine these days I'm cactus 8mon
  •   allij I have a strange image in my head now... mash up of a BBC dramatisation of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (from my childhood) and The Sopranos... disturbing 8mon

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penni_jones In November 2012, I started a feed to help promote ordinary, every day objects as being truly extraordinary if viewed in a different way (or "What happened to Penni when she got a hold of a macro lens"). I created @nothingisordinary_ (sans the underscore) and started to hashtag those items which could be categorized as same - old bottles, rust - things most would pass on a given day without taking notice.

Y'all paid attention. The feed started getting loyal followers and support and I had two gals helping me with making collages and highlights and in May of last year, it was deleted and we were crushed. Instead of packing it in, we rebuilt and we had to change our name and chose @nothingisordinary_ - underscore added. Also added the underscore to the hashtag. We came back strong! Wow! But I was tired and life had gotten lifey so I figured I would pack it in (again) but instead of fading to grey, I put it out into the universe that I needed help and if anyone was interested, let's chat.

So it began. New mods came on board and the the feed has gone on without Yours Truly, save for popping in every now and again to see how they are doing (seriously they are fine without me!) Yesterday, they hit a landmark - over 9,000 followers! Looking at both hashtags (with and without the underscore) - and over 1,000,000 pictures have been tagged. Are. You. Kidding. Me.

I am thrilled. I am humbled, but wanted to give a big ole shout-out to the girls who have taken over handling this amazing feed. The people who follow and tag their photos are warm and wonderful and encouraging. It really does go to show you that even the smallest of ideas can take off and become something better than anything I could have imagined it could become.

Now -- if only I could market and patent it!! Do me a personal favor, my sweet followers who haven't bailed on me yet - go visit. I actually posted a collage yesterday in thanks for all they do, but go and look around. The ladies have taken collage-making to a higher level, an art form. Nothing really is ordinary.
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  •   rub_75 @gemeni_40 I know you follow @nothingisordinary_ check this out babe 5mon
  •   gemeni_40 @rub_75 hey! I see u changed your name, threw me off for a second. Thanks for sharing babe!!! Yes, I do follow and I read this great read! such a cute story. 5mon
  •   gemeni_40 @penni_jones congrats on the success of NOI. This is such a cute good story!! Thanks for sharing! 5mon
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  •   mikkolohenoja Thanks Penni, for starting the NIO hub, and for sharing this story! It is one of my favourite hubs, and have been featured several times by the mods, in awesome grids they have, so I'm very thankful for getting featured and involved. 3mon
  •   robertarobedeau I hope you are well my friend. I survived another year. The cancer in my body has been gone for almost two years now, but the cancer came back in my brain twice already... ... I still under radiation treatments since Aug 2013... I have another round next week... I hope you see this message and pray for me! 3mon
  •   anintran7 Thank you for inspiring me to see what I was overlooking before . Heart-felt thanks to you and the awesome crew 2mon

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penni_jones On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of the conditions. Does any-one have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake some day and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return. ~Annie Dillard (Happy Easter!) 8mon
  •   tbonekhoury I'd like to see after class please Miss Jones 8mon
  •   penni_jones @tbonekhoury was it something I said? :) 8mon
  •   pecos_annie Hey Jonesy, Me Jonesy, too! Love your sepia photos a lot! 8mon
  •   penni_jones @pecos_annie totally stalked your gallery this morning -- when you see your feed blown up, you'll know why :) 8mon
  •   pecos_annie Hee-hee. Stalking a photo feed is fun! BTW, I forgot to mention that my sister-in-law is a Penny Jones. Traditional spelling, here. I was born a Jones. :) 8mon

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penni_jones I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
Pablo Neruda
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