January Wallpaper of the Month

As I was doing my blog planning for the year, I wanted to start a small, unusual little series that was more lifestyle oriented. This is pretty geeky, but I thought it would be fun to share a monthly wallpaper on my blog for you to download and use for your phone! I love photography and imagery in general, and we rarely see or receive beautiful images that are actually functional in our lives. If it’s not a dog on a skateboard, it’s another engagement photo, or another baby, or another plate of food that doesn’t look nearly as appetizing as your Facebook friend thinks it does. That’s why I’ve decided to share a photo every month that I will use to set the mood for the month, in pursuit of both enjoying photography in a functional way, but using the image to enjoy each month more. At the end of every year we wonder how the months went by so quickly, and I think that is partially because we think of each month in birthdays, holidays, vacations, and doctor’s appointments. Each month’s wallpaper is my contribution to help us be present and truly enjoy the nuances and subtleties of each month for what they are, not what we need to accomplish.

Yes, it is half way through January when I am posting this, but I think it’s important to do the things you want to do even if the edges are frayed. However, for the rest of the year you can expect to see each month’s wallpaper on the 1st of every month. If you don’t want to miss them, you can subscribe to my blog to get these posts (and others) straight to your email.

I give to you, January’s wallpaper. I have personally had this wallpaper as my lock screen since the beginning of January, and it brings me so much joy. Everything about this picture is brilliant; the lighting, the colors, the subject, the drama. OPULENCE! It is so January. This photo suggest a transition out of the holiday season and back into ordinary time. The colors and textures nod to the holiday season, but it’s a nod out the door.


To Download

  • Mobile: if you are on your phone or tablet now, you should be able to press and hold on the image until an options bar appears with a “Save Image” option. Click that one!

  • Desktop: if you are on your computer now and want to send it to your phone later, click on the image with two fingers (or right click on a PC), to save or copy the image that way.

If you enjoy this concept, let me know! I am happy to consider submissions for February. Depending on how this goes, I might consider adding some desktop wallpaper choices. Let me know your thoughts, and enjoy this month’s wallpaper, and more importantly, enjoy JANUARY!