Tag Archive: female


Three hundred and twenty

The photo on the left is from Thanksgiving 2011, a previous 365 photo. The photo on the right is from Fall of 2012. As you can see I lost some weight. The 2011 photo was about a year after I had my second child. Weight is always a struggle; however, I now know that being healthy is way more important that being thin. Even on days when I think I am still too over weight, all I need to do is see how far I’ve come. I am about 50 lbs. lighter than my heaviest weight, over 10 years ago. Progress!

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“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~English Proverb

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Beauty Revelation

A few weeks ago on my trip to California, while staying with my Aunt, I took some photos of old photos of my Great Grandmothers and Grandma when they were young women. A week later I was showing these photos off and my Grandmother-in-law stated that they were all beautiful and that I came from a long line of beautiful women. That must be were I got it from. While I agreed that THEY were all beautiful, I blew off the idea of ME being beautiful. Yesterday was my birthday, I got dressed up and even put on make-up. I FELT beautiful. Last night as I was taking off my make-up, looking in the mirror, I had this revelation: If I think that the women in my family that came before me; my Grandmothers on both sides, my Great-Grandmothers on both sides and of course my own mother, the fact that I don’t find myself beautiful is not only disrespectful to them it also makes no sense! I AM THEM! I am made up of their genes, therefore I am them. If I think they are beautiful then I must be beautiful too. Not to mention I have the most beautiful daughter in the whole world and guess what? She looks just like ME! So…¬†F this low self-esteem BS. It just doesn’t add up. I know I will have lows points, but I’m done thinking that I am not beautiful. I am stating here and now that I AM BEAUTIFUL! I am made up of little pieces of the beautiful women who came before me and I was fortunate to pass on those amazing genes to another little lady. So when you are feeling ugly, fat, worthless, and less than beautiful think on that for a while. I’ll try to remind myself of it too. ūüôā

Three hundred and two

I love these photos, especially together. Children do not stay little very long. When these photos were taken my daughter was so small. Now she is 3 going on 4 and the size of a kindergartener. I love having fun with my kids and I think these photos show just how ridiculous I am willing to go to make them laugh.

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“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” ~Author Unknown

Three more random shots. 299 is of a necklace my Mom got for me for Christmas. It is a tree with a disk that has my daughter’s name on it. I need to get one made with my son’s name too. That way both my children will be close to my heart. I won’t mention the major cleavage going on. 300 was taken on another walk. I like how the shot is just my leg, makes it a bit abstract. Plus that crazy, dark shadow jutting out is pretty neat. 301 is a very similar shot to one I took at the beginning of the series with my actual camera. I like the original one better.

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“The family is a haven in a heartless world.” ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

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“Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.” ~Jules Renard

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“Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.” ~Terri Guillemets

All of these photos have something in common, the bathroom. 290: in the bathroom at work. I like the lines on the wall coming toward me. 291: outside a bathroom door at a restaurant. 292: just out of the shower. I like this shot for its composition and my expression. 293: taken at the same time as 292, abstract body shot. All of these are interesting in their own way. It is funny that I took 4 photos in a row in the bathroom at different times.

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“I have no name My name is silence” ~Agnete M. Kirkevaag

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“Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.” ~Caroline K. Simon

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“Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.” ~Terri Guillemets

 

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“We don’t stop at our skin.” ~Dolores Krieger

Another group of random photos. 286: Winter time! The first ice of the season. 287: Sleep, I am one of those people that needs a decent amount of sleep to make it through the day, 7-8 hours at least! 288: I love this shot! I like the contrast, composition and how my hair looks. 289: I really like this one as well. Perhaps because it was winter this one turned out looking like ice.

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“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” ~Terri Guillemets

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“If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.” ~Author unknown, attributed to Jim Davis

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“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” ~Doug Larson

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“Silence has already spoken” ~Agnete M. Kirkevaag

These two photos were taken on New Year’s Eve. 284 is after getting ready to go out, the anticipation of the New Year and it’s evening festivities, all the potential of the night and coming year. 285 was while out and about in the city for the New Year, realizing that the night was not going to be as fantastic as previously hoped, the let down of an evening gone wrong and hoping it wasn’t a reflection of the coming year. I think the second quote sums up this blog nicely.

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

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“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” ~Bill Vaughan

Three more very random shots. 281 I was sitting at my dinning room table very bored. 282: sitting on the couch relaxing. Sometimes my hair will make a large tangled looking curl and that is what I was photographing. I like that shot. I find it to be interesting. 283: just a random close-up. For some reason this one reminds me of a fish bowl. Perhaps it’s the curve of my glasses or face, but I seem to be inside¬†a fish bowl.

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“Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.” ~Leo Stein

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“Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.” ~Author Unknown

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~Confucius

Both of these shots were taken while going for a walk. Both days were cold and dreary, but a walk was in order either way. Walks are wonderful things that I don’t always remember to do. When I do they really have a way of working magic; clearing your mind, refreshing your body and getting your creative juices flowing.

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“I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” ~Bill Watterson

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“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” ~Raymond Inmon

All of these photos were taken with my iPhone and manipulated with apps. 274: I was in my pjs, chilling on the couch, probably bored to tears and I think not feeling great. It’s an ok shot, has a decent composition. 275: I was trying to focus on the necklace, but didn’t turn out so great. 276: Enjoying a brewski while watching my husband and friend play some guitar together. 277 & 278: taken at the same time. I enjoy both of these shots. I like the black and white, and my expressive poses.

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“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” ~Jean de La Fontaine

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“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dal√≠

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“Don’t eat glass bottles.” ~Me

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“The mind is what it thinks. To make it true, think true.” ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

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“Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.” ~Author Unknown