Abode \\ What Does ‘Home’ Mean to You?

Abode - Creativity - Everyday

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What does ‘home‘ mean to you? I’ve been pondering this question, and on this project, for some time now…
An answer would most likely be so different & complex dependant upon to whom & when the question is asked, and yet it’s such a universal term. Is it a place, a space, our belongings, our people, our memories, or our journey; is it all of these, or, is it quite simply something we feel with nebulous depth?

For me, it’s all of this and more…there are places I feel at home – where I draw breath & the world slows for a while. There are people I feel at home with – I know these people; we accept each other, and we are comfortable in our company. Our physical home is where I find respite & comfort; a space that changes as we change, grows as we grow; filling with the collected pieces of our journey, our memories, and reflecting us in our habits – in our everyday.

All this is ‘home’, and yet increasingly, I come to realise that it’s is also in me. In the uncapturable memories & the kin I hold in my heart; in my creativity & my soul. That is where I draw strength from and can truly go as I am. All else is, in fact, a reflection – an outpouring of all that is in me & in my heart. I am home.

So I was curious what would come back if I asked the question “what does ‘home’ mean to you” as a photographic project. A simple paragraph or two: less words, more images. How would I visually tell my story at any given time? How would that change in time? And how might different representations and interpretations of ‘home’ be expressed by others in this way?
In the here & now, I chose to represent my interpretation of home through captured elements of our everyday…and so begins project ‘ABODE’ – a creative, thoughtful & visual celebration of home, heart & habit.

I’d LOVE for you to join me in storifying what ‘home’ means to you through your pictures…in space, place, heart or habit…find me on IG @lapinblu & simply use #homehearthabit 
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Comments (9)

  1. Heather

    Love the idea of this project and I’m definitely keen to join in. I’ll start snapping and hope to build up a picture of our home over a longer period rather than trying to capture it all in one hit.

    1. sarah-lou - Post author

      Thanks H x I think how we think & feel about ‘home’ changes from day to day as it can be found in so many ways, so my aim is to try to capture my home over time but also to capture what it means to others at a given moment x

  2. Mel Wiggins

    Love this so much – and I love reading your thoughts on home. Such a massive word when you really think about it – lots of meaning/context and interpretations. Looking forward to chiming in xo

  3. rusty {rambles}

    Great to see your penny board in the corner of the top photo! Our favourite possessions and the activities they represent is definitely part of home for me. Wish we were a little closer and could go skating together! Maybe at Blogtacular?!

    1. sarah-lou - Post author

      Ha yes, we should take them on the photo walk! Look forward to seeing you this year I hope, I kept missing you last yr I think xx

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