the monthly mosaic: april
themes: love & strength
colour: crystal clear
April is a pretty special month in my household. My baby turned two & I couldn't be more in love with her..she is changing so much everyday & so full of life & little suprises..being a parent is bliss in lots of ways but I can also say that it takes a lot of strength to muddle through the everydayness of it as well...there are times I feel so weak & others strong...the rewards of parenting are tremendous & I know we are not alone. I hope when she grows up she lets me hold her hand & love her the way I do now.
In working with the themes for this months mosaic..the self portrait you see above was inspired by a little shutter sisters post that I came across..here is my original unprocessed version..I think it takes some inner strength & a little self love to show our proof. What do you think? I never thought of self portraits as proof until I read this post & I think I'll try to include a few more of me in our family snaps for the future, they kind of shout 'I was here'. I know I love looking at images of my parents when they were younger..maybe mine will treasure them too.
On a side note..it's kind of funny that I have been noticing I'm processing images in Black & White a little more lately. I usually love bright vibrant images..it's kind of a nice change..maybe it has something to do with the weather (it's autumn over here & been very wet at the moment).. maybe its a time for decision making..or maybe I'm just having some monochromatic fun. So to continue that fun I've just signed up to a new workshop 'Picture Black & White' by Tracey Clark. I had so much fun at christmas time with the 'Picture the Holidays' project that I thought I would love to do another one of the 'Picture' series. I probably shouldn't be signing up cause I'm behind on alot of things & i'll be in Bali for part of May BUT I thought I might incorporate use of all the great camera apps for this one & see how creative I can get with my iphone..i can't say that I wont use my camera either..its too much fun! So if you're looking for a fun photo project check it out. Registration closes 9th of May.
If you'd like to get creative with the monthly mosaic..
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& post your mosaic on the link below
Happy April everyone!!