My son has some beautiful toys (ok, he has plenty of plastic crap too, but he does have a few lovely things!). When he plays with them, they can get a bit battered and bruised; a once-pristine gift ends up with a few battle scars.
But even though his wooden dog doesn’t look as shiny and new as it once did, I’m glad that it’s well used. If we’d kept it looking perfect, we wouldn’t have had walks like this.
I should add that again I was inspired by Spudballoo’s guest post on Red Ted Art. Her posts are full of simple tips to help you take better photos. This photo wouldn’t look nearly as good if I hadn’t read those posts! So many thanks to Spudballoo and Maggy at Red Ted Art.