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2012 52 Week Project – Self Portrait

Hello there,

And Happy New Year!  I hope you all enjoy your new resolutions, organizing, spring cleaning, getting back into shape, getting back into ‘work’ mode (obviously not all applies to everyone!) – and anything else you plan on doing for 2012!

This year, I’ve joined up with a new group of gifted and excited photographers from BLOOM to embark on a new 52 week challenge.  The theme this first week is the dreaded self portrait……

Been a rough week for me.  On New Year’s Day, I ate some turkey and sauce for lunch and about 2 hours later I started to feel sick.  Fast forward a few hours – (trying not to be so graphic) -I ended up throwing my guts so much that I ended up in the hospital from dehydration.

Came home – and was very weak for a few days after that – REALLY did not want to take a self portrait – (barely wanted to take a shower!).  So – this is something I took before – the first (in the mirror) was taken in November of 2011 – tried the selfie – but failed since I’m sooooo out of focus.  But – it makes me look better – I actually did no touch ups – the fuzz covered up the wrinkles! 🙂

PINIMAGEThis is one I took over the summer up North at my parents house.  I just adore older, charming homes, and my parents live in one.  The dirt, the chipped paint, the French fabric curtain in the basement window just sums it up.  I spent a good amount of my life in this house.  We don’t have too many of this type of house here in Texas (at least where I live) so I really do miss it.


Now please continue the circle and take a look my friend Leah at LCH Photography to see her self portrait!  (Also check out her graphic design skills!  Awesome!)

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  • Laurie - Mary I hope your fully recovered!! I love your self portrait.. and the fuzz technique is a FABULOUS idea, I totally was thinking of using the “out of focus technique” that is so popular right now. 🙂 Your beautiful. Your photography is beautiful. And your creativity ALWAYS blows me away! ! Happy New Year!

  • michele caputo - Hi Mary! I love the multiple shots of you!

  • Cara - You are so pretty! I love your glasses. Sorry you were feeling so badly. 🙁

  • Clara - Oh you poor, poor thing! I hope you’re feeling better now! The first series of photos of you are great… but I really love how creative that last one is!

  • Lucy - All of these are beautiful Mary! Glad you are feeling better, and so happy you are in our group! x

  • Deanna - Love these! The one of you in the window is just lovely. I tried doing the picture in the mirror but they all just looked ridiculous! I see we are both Canon girls! Look forward to getting to know you this year!

  • Misty setzler - Thats not a good start to the new year, I hope your year is much much better than the way it started!

  • Lisaelle - So fun, hope you are feeling better. Love the last pic too.

  • Leah - I just love your self portraits!!! so cute!!! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more of your images this year.

  • Ginger - Love these Mary!!! So glad you are feeling better..and so happy to be in this group together!!! Hugs!!!

  • Sabrina - Mary, I hope you continue to feel better! I love the haze in the first series. I, too, long for a different sort of house than we do here in the Houston Suburbs.

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