Month: January, 2012
I struggled getting my week 3 done in a timely fashion. It’s been hard when my daughter leaves for school by 7:15 am and my son doesn’t return until 4:00. Then there is after school hunger, the dinner rush, and barely any daylight left. I planned to do the photo last Saturday but the day got away from me. Anyway, the word for week 3 was:
As most would say, their family inspires them. It is true for me as well. They are a tremendous source of joy. They challenge me for the better. They are my heart outside of my body. The other thing that inspires me when it comes to photography is light. I love to find light in the eyes. This is one of my favorite spots that has that kind of light. Although it isn’t a close up of their eyes, here are my 2 inspirations in 1 image…
The word for week 4 is:
I struggle with perfection. I am a perfectionist by nature. If I can’t do something well, I’d rather not do it. I can pick apart my flaws like nobody’s business. Goodness, I can list half a dozen things just in this photo but I will refrain. The main reason I chose a self portrait for the word imperfect is actually related to this project… the fact that I’m way behind and the new word comes out tomorrow. I love these projects to challenge me. However, when life doesn’t allow for me to accomplish the goal for the week, I will be less than perfect.
This the time of year when I get to some of my personal photos that I didn’t have time to edit during my busy season. Therefore, you will be seeing a few warm weather posts in the coming weeks.
Anyone ever heard of that before? Friends of ours have a sister and a son who live in Alaska. There is a legend there of the shape shifting “land otter man” aka Kushtaka. As I read a bit more about it on Wiki, it can be a rather dark tale. However, these friends of ours make anything into great fun. In honor of the “land otter man” they set up 100 foot tarps for man to act like otters sliding down a hill… picture a huge slip ‘n slide. Participants hose down, soap up, run, and slide head first to see how far they can go. It doesn’t take long for the mud to form at the end of the tarp. Being that this was the 2nd annual Kushtaka event, they learned that it was best to have a 2nd tarp for the younger kids to keep them “safe” – but it looked like it was so the adults can get more runs in and be crazy.
These are the times that I love to be the “photographer” as it was Labor Day weekend and not nearly warm enough for me to participate. Please keep in mind that not all of these have the best focus as people were careening past me. Sometimes focus is overrated anyway. HERE ARE THE BIG KIDS…
AND HERE ARE THE LITTLE KIDS…
I was reminded by my fashion guru sister-in-law at Wild Ruffle to put up another “What to Wear” guide.
Apparently, I missed posting a holiday set so you will get 2 in this post.
Remember, everyone does not need to wear the exact same outfit or color. You can find an outfit that has a few colors in it for one person and pull out colors from that for everyone else.