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365 Self-Portrait Project (week 16)

Last week was pretty stressful for me.

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Last Friday I had my stitches removed and the same day we were told our Little Sleeping Beauty is loosing too much weight. It made the post-pregnant and still very emotional myself very upset. Today everything is back to normal and we are all happy again :)

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On Saturday while trying to take some shots I had to deal with my daughter running back and forth in front of the camera. This is the best shot I ended up with. Pretty much the perfect shot for Urban Muser’s theme for this month: “shake it out” ;)

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I love my camera. Can you tell.

I have more shots from this “session” that I plan to put together as one separate post. I probably will write it sometime this week.

Most of my self-portraits are very spontaneous. I do not think about them. I just go with my day as it comes and in a particular moment when I remember about this project or when I think I’m doing something that’s worth to be captured I just take my camera and shoot.

Sometimes when I’m totally out of ideas I take the camera, point it at myself and start shooting until I get something that’s interesting or until I get tired :)

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Enjoying our quiet time.

It’s crazy how our Little Not Eating Enough Girl in one week has turned into Not Wanting to Sleep and Eating Every 10 minutes. Today I can’t have anything done without me holding her while: 

making breakfast,

coffee,

lunch

doing laundry,

or simply hearing her screaming for some attention or my boob ;)

Better this than me trying to wake her up for every feeding with no success and her loosing weight because of that.

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We’re having pretty nice weather lately and I try to sit on the sun from time to time to give some vitamin D to our newborn who still has some jaundice.

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Watching cartoons, “Cat in the Hat”, and eating breakfast: avocado-dates-peanut butter pudding.

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For quite sometime I had planned to avoid shots where my stomach is shown.

Then I thought: That’s ridiculous! I just had a baby so why should I be ashamed of my body. There is nothing wrong with it.

btw, I was making delicious apple cupcakes 

Not the best but pretty good :)

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This should be called “The things I never wear”.

It’s been SOOOOOOOOOOOOO long I had some nice necklace or a nice high heel shoes on me.

I actually do not wear hight heels but I have a few pairs, just in case.

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Me, Myself and I

Here I am: a full month of self-portraits behind me. At some point I feel overwhelmed knowing that it’s ONLY a month and there is 11 more to go. The last two weeks were really hard with almost no inspirations or energy to think about creative shots. Oh well I did it anyway and I’m proud of myself (so far).

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February theme for {In The Picture} – self-portrait project hosted by Urban Muser is “write on” so this is one of my interpretations. 

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At the park staring at the sky and watching my daughter and my husband having fun. 

because while I was being lazy pointing my big belly up to the sky my family was doing this:

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It just happened unexpectedly: while I was holding the camera in my hand my Little One had a breakdown and she needed a hug really bad. Snap, snap and I was done with my self-portrait for the day. I like when it happens so easy.

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Ok, that is a weird picture. I mean, it’s a weird me in this picture, especially that look. I think I was checking if my camera is working and while I was checking it snapped. ugh… 

And yes, I tried to take a few more without that look but they came out much worse so I had to go with this one, explaining to myself: it’s not THAT bad after all.

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I finally used tripod and I don’t know why I don’t use it more often. It’s so much easier with it. It would be even easier if I had the remote, but so far I need to get creative with what I have.

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It’s getting warmer and warmer every day, but my feet are still cold like ice so even in a warm sunny day I like to have my socks on.


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There was no more editing to this photo than color adjustment only. It was taken on our patio while my daughter was messing around with some brums and pots and I was sitting on the bench holding a piece of a broken mirror in front of me. This is my favorite photo from this week collection.

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Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Self-portrait 365 Project (part 3)

Small changes in my schedule.

So far I’ve posted my self-portraits on Sunday, but I changed my mind. First of all because I do not like to blog on weekends. In addition, in the past if I posted something on Sunday it was only for Ashley “Scavenger Hunt”. I’m am not every week participant in her link-up but if I do decide to do that I do not want to end up with two posts in one day.

The main reason I do this project is because I was inspired by Urban Muser’s project {in the picture}. Her link-up opens every last Friday of the month so from now on I’ll stick with Fridays to post my selfies. In meantime I do post a few selfies on my flickr as well.

My previous self-portraits:

1) 1-10/365 

2) 11-17 /365

Now lets move to this week shots:

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My every hour or so routine: washing my face with cold water. It helps me with my hot flashes through the day.

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Laundry day. Don’t have to explain much just that our laundry room is a great place to take pictures in. It’s not pretty not to mention very clean (with all the people using it) but the light inside is just beautiful. If I could move out all those driers and laundry machines it would be the perfect room for a photography studio!

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My daughter didn’t want to cooperate with this shot. She thought we are playing and every time I have my camera near her she wants to touch it and play with it, so instead of sitting still she moves towards me. It’s really hard to take a sharp picture of any part of her body at this point, but I did it after 20 very blurry shots.

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In my opinion this is the weirdest shot of me I’ve taken so far. I can’t explain it. I just look so different in it… and those eyes. Eyes on this picture are the main reason I’ve decided to use this photo.

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When I saw this picture on my camera screen I planned to crop it so my daughter is not on it. When I saw it again on my computer screen I really liked it the way it was.

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Right now I’m happy that I’m done shooting myself for today. It’s pretty warm outside so I probably should take my lazy pregnant butt (and the baby… and a dog) for a walk.

Hope everything is ok with you all. Have a great weekend. I can’t wait for my Sunday walk with a coffee (one cup per week) and a doughnut in our local “Happy-Doughnut” coffee shop :) 

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My twist on 365 Project

At the beginning of this year I joined a self-portrait project hosted by Urban Muser – “In the Picture”. To make my life more complicated (because it’s actually not that complicated, anymore) and harder, I’ve decided that my number of self-portraits is 365.

I’ll be posting my pictures once a week, on Sunday.

This blog actually started because of 365 project. The project didn’t last long but I still blog so I succeed at some point. Right?

Today I’ve got more than 7 pictures because I didn’t post anything last Sunday. I just wasn’t sure if I really should do that. I’m still not sure. It’s easy now, but I know it’s not going to be in a few months after our second Little One appears and I’ll be tired and tired and even more tired and the last thing I’m going to think of is taking self-portraits. Until, I’ll try to stick to my plan and not to think about excuses.

Lets start then:

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I actually have no idea how I’m going to come up with 365 photos of myself. I barely started it and I’m already complaining. Bear with me, though :)

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