Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

What I've learnt {since becoming a School Mum} | Parenting

"I will admit I spent a good amount of time the other weekend after Punky started school looking back at old photos and videos and just couldn't believe that this incredible part of our life was over! It's really bizarre, when I was going through it, dealing with toddlers & preschoolers and just generally all the shenanigans that came with having two kids at home, it felt like it would never end. And now it suddenly has and I don't know how I really feel about it. It's almost a bit like grief to be honest. A bittersweet kind of grief because, on the one hand, there is this pride in seeing my little one go off to school and navigate such a huge life transition, as well as excitement at the fact that I can actually see my lounge room floor these days for more than 30 seconds. But on the other hand is this realisation that our life will never be like that again, we've turned a corner, closed a door, started a new chapter, and it's all kinds of sad & scary. Parenting really is the ultimate in contradictions!"

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Shooting through 2017 {January 16-31} | 52 week project

Can you believe it's mid-February already?! Ever since Punky started school it feels like time has just suddenly sped up! Which is slightly weird, you would think it would drag a bit now, what with all the lunches and things to remember every day, but no.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Know your Linky {IBOT Etiquette} | IBOT

Now that we are well and truly back in to routine and the new year it's time I introduced you to the wonderful #teamIBOT and let the newcomers in on some of the secrets of Tuesday's best linky party, IBOT.

For those new to the IBOT party, IBOT simply stands for, I blog on Tuesdays. The way to play is simple.....

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

My wish for you {on your first day of school} | IBOT

Today is the day. It's been 5 years, 2 months, 1 week and 5 days in the making. At times it felt like it would never happen. At other times, like today, it feels like just the blink of an eye. Sometimes even less than that. Like one minute I was looking down at your tiny little head as you suckled at my breast, and then I looked up and there you were, dressed in your new uniform and your shiny black shoes, scared but excited to begin this next chapter of your life.

Today you start school for the very first time.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Dream horses {and nightmare snakes} | IBOT

A couple of weeks ago I went out to the garage to put on some washing. Sadly our 'laundry' is in the back part of our garage, so it can be pretty creepy going out there sometimes, Bug City it could probably by described as when the surface spray is losing it's power.

As I'm standing there popping clothes in the machine I heard a noise. To be honest, I'm not actually sure if I heard a noise or if some ancient instinct for self-preservation sensed the movement, but something made me look down. No more than a metre from my foot was the questing head of a Red-Bellied Black Snake, sliding out from between the bar fridge and the dryer.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thirty-Eight to Forty-Five {52 week project 2016} | Photography

At the end of last year I got a little behind in posting my 52 week project images on the blog, so I thought, seeing as I'm already well in to my 52 week projects for 2017 (not to mention a 365 project too!) I should really finish blogging the last 14 weeks of my 2016 photos. So today and next Thursday I'll finish off the series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on your favourite images.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Shooting through 2017 {the projects} | Photography

As many of you would know, for the last 2 years I've undertaken some 52 week projects where I captured a portrait each week of the girls, both individually and together. It's been so much fun, and it's so great to be able to look back over those photos and see how much they've changed. I've just put in the order for my 2016 52 week project images to be printed in a photo book and I can't wait to get it back.

There is just something about being able to sit and hold something tangible in your hands, to slowly turn the pages and look closely at the images. I find it so much more satisfying and fun than looking at images on a screen. One of my personal goals for this year is to update the photos on my walls with more recent ones.