1. a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work.
2. a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper.
Before Motifs by M.Schleif, I didn't share these types of images. Photographing 'lifestyle' had always been my favorite hobby, but nothing I integrated into M.Schleif Photography. I'd never seen my work past a digital file, so when I had an opportunity to participate in a maker's market shortly after leaving my full-time job- I had time on my hands and a heart craving personal creation. At home, we decorate with 5x5 prints, old book pages, cards we've received, and postcards we've sent ourselves. We only hang items that mean something and I figured that other people had to be just as intentional, particular, and minimal. With you in mind, I gathered up some of my favorite experiences and themes that could apply to others beyond myself. You'll see the making of a Chemex at our local coffee shop Young Blood Coffee, the cathedral and vineyards of a trip to Florence, wintery views of Fargo, ND, and more. If you're interested in ordering prints and aren't in the FM area to do so, feel free to Contact us!