Love me or hate me … this is me. For 2011, you’ll be seeing more of me. 52 self-portraits.
52 weeks to tell my story.
Load 5: Big Boy Haircut
For this day’s prompt, Lain showed us the Table of Contents page of a magazine. I tried (not really sticking too closely) to create a clean, more graphic layout to honor the inspiration piece. In the end, though I struggle a lot with this page, it’s one of my favorites. It might just be because I love the photos and I’m super happy with the journaling. Who knows?
You went in a baby and came out a big boy. I resisted getting your hair cut. You had the most beautiful red curls. I loved stroking your hair and playing with the curls as I held you. By about 19-months, countless people were harassing me. Papa said you needed a haircut. Big Mike said you were starting to look like a little girl. Even strangers inquired when I’d be chopping off your curls. Humph! The more I was harassed, the longer I refused to cut your hair. I just wasn’t ready. Cutting your hair signified the end of an era. You would be a big boy. And I didn’t want you to be a big boy … I wanted my sweet, cuddly baby boy. About the time you started sporting a mad-scientist or Bozo the Clown sort of hairdo, I had a change of heart. For whatever reason, I was ready to close the door on babyhood. That same day we visited the barber. You sat perfectly still as your curls fell to the floor. No fuss. But me … I wasn’t so calm. I cried. Your sweet barber collected all you curls and put them in a baggy for safe keeping. Toward the end you said “All done, Mama?” Yep Bubba, all done. You went in a baby and came out a big boy.
LOAD 6: All About Me
This prompt had us looking through our “inspiration files” to find something to, well, inspire us. I read a ton of blogs. I have them all saved through Google Reader. Usually once a day, more if I have time, I sit down with my iPad and check out what’s new on all the blogs I follow using wither Feedler or Flipboard. This is where i get most of my inspiration and would call it my electronic inspiration file.
Me. February 2011
My name: Kimberly Rose
Childhood ambition: To work at Disneyland
Soundtrack: Whatever my husband loads onto my iPhone.
Retreat: A massage or going to my parent’s ranch in Idaho.
Wildest dream: Quit my job, stay at home and be creative all the time.
Fondest moment: Holding my babies for the first time.
Biggest challenge: Right now, it’s all the traveling I do for work.
Alarm clock: None. I wake up when my kids do and not a minute before.
Perfect day: No rush. No plan. Lots of laughter. Lots of hugs and kisses from my family And some ice cream to cap it off.
First job: Popcorn girl at Saugus Speedway
Indulgence: Ice cream and pedicures
Last purchase: Iron-on transfer paper from Target. used it to make Super Bowl t-shirts for Shelby and Cooper.
Favorite TV Show: It’s a tie … Parenthood and Modern Family
Photo: Week 3, 52 Self-Portraits 2011
Load 7: Silly Girl
The prompt for this day was to pick a photo that produces a strong emotion when you see it. Then pick a color (or color palette) that elicits the same emotion. Happy photos of Shelby being her silly self. And to go with it … happy, bright colors. Lime green, orange and yellow are some of my favorite, happy colors.
Who: Shelby Rose
What: During a trip to Old Navy, you decided to hang out with the mannequins
When: Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011
Why: Who knows where you come up with these ideas? You’re the funniest, silliest person I know. I won’t be the least bit surprised if you end up performing — in some way — for a living. You’re quite the entertainer.