365 Self-Portrait Project (week 7)

I’m writing this post today instead in Friday as I normally do.

Tomorrow we have to get up at the crack of dawn and leave for my doctor’s appointment.

In this situation there will be one photo less than usual in this post. I do not know how long I’m going to be gone, and after that if I’m going to be in a mood for blogging or in a mood of doing anything at all. So, I want to take care of this post today. While I’m still feeling alright.

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Saturday I got up way too early. Everybody was still asleep. I started fixing some breakfast – homemade buttermilk blueberry pancakes. I needed two bowls but bending and twisting these days is not for me. If I need a pot, a pan or a bowl I simply sit on the kitchen floor and look for what I need from this perspective. Much easier πŸ™‚

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Sunday.

I feel like these days everybody takes self-portrait picture in the mirror of a car. It’s not even funny anymore… but look… here I am… Don’t want to think more about having to take more creative and mindful self-portrait. Taking an advantage of the moment and my husband’s phone.

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On Monday I had a shooting-get-together with a friend of mine who came to visit us. Finally I had a reason to wear my boots. Since I bought them several years ago I had them on my feet only once. Not that I don’t like them.

Anyway, we spent 6 hours walking around History Park in San Jose shooting (my friend) and posing (me and my daughter). I’m so eager to see all those pictures she took of me and my pregnant belly. I know they are spectacular and being aware of that doesn’t make the waiting time easier.

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On Tuesday Monday’s shooting continued. Both days were such a weird experience for me. From both days I came back home with no more than 20 pictures (in total) taken by me (instead of hundreds). In addition every single time when I meet with J. I go home depressed (but motivated). She is such a great photographer. When I look at her photos and then at mine I see that my pictures aren’t half as good as hers. Boo. And I get angry and frustrated but not for a long time. We always talk a lot about it, though, and I always learn something new. With her, shooting it’s always a good experience, no matter how bad my pictures seem to be.

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The next day I was exhausted. I wanted sleep and sleep and sleep even more.

Those who follow me in this project should notice by now that I do like mirrors, reflections in general. I see them everywhere and I try to take pictures of it almost every single time I notice a reflection. This particular one was in my mind for weeks. Every single time I looked at my fauced I felt like an addict. I wanted to grab my camera and start shooting. Finally yesterday at 9pm knowing that I won’t come up with anything better and more creative I took some pictures of me and my husband wandering around the kitchen.

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Today while sharing my smoothie with our Miss in Yellow Dress. These days I always make enough smoothie for both of us. I made that mistake once and I won’t do it again – I made a glass of smoothie thinking that my daughter is not gonna like it. She didn’t like it before so I though she is not going to like it this time. I was so wrong. She ate almost all of it and I was left with a piece of bread with cream cheese for breakfast.

Today we had almond milk, orange, apple smoothie.

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45 responses to “365 Self-Portrait Project (week 7)”

  1. absolutely BEAUTIFUL, breathtaking

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  2. Good luck! Beautiful photos!

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    1. thanks. I’m happy you like them. I really enjoy your photography, as well.

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  3. Your images are wonderful. Thanks for sharing a couple days in your life.

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    1. Marilyn, this project is becoming an addiction. There isn’t a day I’m a little bit nervous as stressed about what kind of self-portrait I’ll take today. The earlier in the day I take it the more stress my day looks after that πŸ™‚

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  4. That last image you’ve shared just melts my heart!!! Beautiful.

    My art today is a QUILTED MOSAIC ROSE if you’d care to use my direct link. Have a glorious Friday.

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    1. awww… my Little One always has that kind of influence on people. she is too cute for her own good.

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  5. lovely selfies – I have never been able to quite capture myself in my rearview mirror – it never works for some reason

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    1. I took TOO many this kind of pictures!!! This time it was my laziness calling!!!

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  6. I LOVE the picture of you on the floor, such a fun shot! And the last one with your little girl is precious. I love the looks you are giving each other!
    Catherine Denton

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  7. What a lovely group of selfies.
    Rinda

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  8. I love the shot of you on the floor – brilliant:)

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    1. thank you! your shots are great as well… I couldn’t leave a comment under your post because my wodpress gets really weid sometimes. Sorry about that. Love your “I lost my head shot” great editing and such a funny idea! thank you for visiting!

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  9. Loooooooooooove that first photo. Such a great moment of your big belly life captured beautifully. Glad I found you at {in the picture!}

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    1. thank you, Kimberly! That friend of my I talk in this post used to live in Roseville – such a great memories I have from the time I visited her. Sacramento is such a beautiful city. thank you for visiting here! Appreciate your sweet comment!

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  10. Love th picture of you with your girl, so precious, yet the one of you on the floor is my favorite, it tells a whole story

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    1. my daughter always adds a detail of sweetness to my self-portraits. she’s got that talent. and she loves to be in front of the camera.

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  11. Some very fun, interesting and unique photos here. That 1st shot of you sitting on the floor is so different, I really like it and also that adorable photo of you and your little girl.

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    1. thank you! It seems like the more spontaneous my photo was the more interesting and creative it looks. That’s what happened with the 1st shot here.

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  12. I really like the first and the last. Thanks so much for sharing them with Photo Art Friday.

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    1. thank you for visiting. I think the first one is my favorite as well!

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  13. these are all so sweet. but i especially love that first shot! it makes me miss being pregnant, so much!

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    1. I can’t wait when the pregnancy is finally over with.lol
      I guess this is what time does to us. today I barely remember how uncomfortable I was with my first one…
      Won’t forget the labour, though.

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  14. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  15. this is such a great series of selfies. i especially like the first one. they are all creative and wonderful (you are too hard on yourself πŸ™‚ thanks so much for linking up at {in the picture} this month!

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    1. We are our own worst critics! thank you for the comment and motivation to keep going with this project!

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  16. As usual, I like them all. But my favorite is the last one. So sweet.

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    1. thank you, Jennifer. As much as I don’t like my face expression in this picture it was the sweetes one I took in this series. In the rest of the shots I was just too serious like I was angry that I have to share it with her. lol

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      1. LOL! I would be. I hate sharing my food. Maybe that will change when I have a little one…..maybe not.

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        1. I hate it too. Especially when I know there is not enough for two and the thing I made is delicious πŸ˜‰

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  17. You are brave for all of these self portraits. I have a hard time looking at myself in a mirror, let alone take a photo of myself. Im proud of you for putting yourself out there like that. They are always lovely photos too.

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    1. thank you, Christina. Comments like yours keep me going with this project. When I started I was very sceptical about putting myself in public like that, but now it’s actually fun and I do not have to publish pictures of myself that I don’t like, and believe me there is many of those every day I take a self-portrait.

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  18. Love the last picture, adorable πŸ™‚

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    1. it is a cute shot. I’m happy that in this self-portrait project I’ve taken some cute and great shots of me and my daughter together – something to have and cherish in the future.

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  19. I think your photos are lovely. Don’t be so hard on yourself, and don’t compare your photos to others. Each photographer brings their own perspective and that is the beauty of it…breathe, click, enjoy. wishing you a lovely baby and happy week ahead.

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    1. you’re definitely right about the uniqness of each photographer and his/her perspective. thank you so much!

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  20. I love that first shot- the perspective is perfect!

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    1. thank you, Gina. I didn’t plan for my head to be cut out like that but when I saw after all I decided that it’s actually pretty interesting.

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  21. Great photos. I love that first one!!

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