Saturday, January 5, 2013

Focus On Life.... week one




I along with others have joined Sally at the Studio Sublime for a year of  photo's.
 So here goes a year
 Focusing on Life 52 weeks.....
 

 Week one assignment...self portrait 


 
You see a hand. 
 I see my grandmother. 
 I see those hands teaching me. 
I see those hands passing down memories. 
I see love and comfort. 
so when I wish that I had small pretty hands
I sigh and remember the beautiful woman who gave me so much
 Thank you Grandma. 
 I love you.


 
 
me straight out of bed this morning
the mr was laughing at me taking pictures of myself
it's ok Grandma
he loves me even looking like this
you would have loved him too



 
 
 
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26 comments:

  1. What a touching post--it nearly made me cry. I love that you focused on your hands and were reminded of your grandmother. I'm sure she would be proud that you are comparing yourself to her in this way.

    And you are beautiful!

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  2. This is so touching and ultimately very artistic.

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  3. Kim, those are lovely. So many of us see our mothers and grandmothers in the mirror, but it never ocurred to me to see other generations in my hands. The photos are so touching. I also love the one of your eyes .. So lovely.

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  4. This was a beautiful post - my favorite part is when you say "don't worry grandma, the Mr. loves me even looking like this"..snif! You have beautiful and sensitive eyes!

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  5. Beautiful. The pictures. The writing. The memory. The sentiment. Thinking of your Grandma everyday when your hands are busy doing their thing. This post really brought tears to my eyes.
    My daughter has my Gram's hands and cheeks. It makes me smile everyday to still have her living on in yet another generation.

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  6. Lovely memories... A beautiful way to start a new year!

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  7. I love your shot and your words. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. You made me cry! Your words are wonderful and your shots are amazing!

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  9. Wonderful pictures! Yes, I am sniffing :) Love the picture of your hands - amazing photos!

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  10. Such a lovely post

    Nicole from http://instagrampad.wordpress.com

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  11. A really lovely post, thank you. I love how you approached this challenge.
    jenni

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  12. Hey you beautiful! I love the little poem about your Grandma'a hands.
    Therese

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  13. I am right there with you on the hands! I never really knew my grandmothers as they both died while they were very young. But I remember studying my mother's hands intensely as a child. And when I look at my hands now, they are my mothers. Beautiful post.

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  14. Wonderful pictures and memories of your grandmother. Me too ... I used to study my grandmothers hands, arms ... face. And ask questions only a child would ask like "grandma why is your skin so wrinkly?" and she would just laugh at me and hug me. I miss my grandma

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  15. I love your morning shot. No one wants to see me first thing in the morning! This was a very moving post and tribute to your grandma.

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  16. Beautiful photos, lovely words. Wonderful post even more wonderful photos! Now if you will excuse me a moment I have to go grab a tissue, *snif*!

    Kim, this post took my breath away, the wording and photo of your hands and of you, You, a beautiful woman even with morning hair!

    This is definitely going to be a wonderful 52 weeks!

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  17. Wow! What a beautiful and moving post and self portrait! Thank you for sharing this!

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  18. What a powerful start! Beautiful images brought even more soul with your words. Love it!

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  19. What a heartfelt post! Love your interpretation and your self portrait, beautiful!

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  20. What a lovely idea.... You have a wonderful way with words Kim. Very moving post indeed.

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  21. Wow, what a fantastic post and so beautifully written.

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  22. So bittersweet I didn't grow up with any grandparents and wish I had someone "looking over me" XOXO

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  23. Kim, my goodness, you are a jewelry designer, photographer and quite a wordsmith too! I absolutely love the lines you share in memory of your Grandmother. I was close to my Grandmother as well so your words really resonate with me. You've really shared not only expressive pictures, but a bit more about yourself to your online friends.

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  24. Kimmy, I love this post!! Beautifully written by a beautiful woman.

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