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I’m joining Ariella (who writes one of my favorite blogs) who joined Juliana on a series of self portraits.

When I read Ariella‘s post, I could totally relate.

There is so much about me that I don’t like and that I would change. Physically, I’m never as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it.

I don’t like my left eye. (I have felt like this since I was a child) It turns in a bit and it is very noticeable in frontal shots. Profile shots are much better for me which is why I usually shoot myself that way.

When I read Juliana‘s post, I could also totally relate on the emotional level.

Just yesterday I cried about this. (yes, I cried)

Becoming a new mom has been wonderful but also one of the biggest emotional challenges.

As uncomfortable as I am in front of the camera, I have for the last 6 years started a personal collection of self portraits.

This is something that I have done mostly for my own artistic studies of…well, myself.

Just the other day I was thinking about doing a post about bathroom portraits. Most of my self portraits have been taken in my own bathroom, bar bathrooms, restaurant bathrooms, hotel bathrooms, you get the picture.

I have a thing for self and bathrooms. 😉

Right after I read Ariella‘s post, I ran into our bathroom and took these self portraits.

I have no make-up on, I haven’t showered and I’m in my house dress. (yes, I wear a house dress)

see my left eye?

much more comfortable this way

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The other night on our way home, Will and I could not get past these two older gentlemen sleeping while seated on this bench.

We watched them for a while, completely entertained by the gentleman wearing the yellow jacket.

His head kept on bobbing back and forth. LOL

It’s making me laugh just remembering it.

Just wanted to share. Maybe you will get a kick out of it as well. 😉

Memories through a duvet cover

Yesterday I changed the duvet cover on our bed. (I have 4 that I usually switch around throughout the year)

Once I switched it, I immediately had flashbacks of when Lily was born and of when we brought her home.

That duvet cover was on the bed then and it was the last time until now. (I love the fact that a simple duvet cover can bring back such wonderful memories)

I quickly went looking for the pictures I took of a 3 day old Lily in newborn diapers on this duvet cover.

This morning, I took some of her now at 8.5 months old.

What a difference. But yet, she is still the same little person we brought home.

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November 10 2009. a 3 day old pink Lily

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