Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

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.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Say hello to Clarity {and 2017} | IBOT

Well howdy! Welcome to 2017 and the first IBOT linky party of the year! I am so glad to have you here! How was your Christmas and New Year? Did you get up to much? Ours was pretty quiet this year thanks to Dave working and a few troublesome colds here and there but I feel much more relaxed because of it. Honestly, I'm pretty sure that week between Christmas and New Year is my absolute favourite week of the year! If only it wasn't so hot!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The future of IBOT {A new era} | IBOT

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
- Steve Jobs

And so it is with everything in life, there comes a time when we need to make changes. Changes that will benefit us as individuals, and benefit those around us as a community. IBOT is no different and certainly not immune to change. Over the years since Jess started IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays) in 2011 there have been many changes in the make-up of #teamIBOT (those lovely souls who make a commitment to read and comment on your posts every week). But none as big as this.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Christmas Traditions {Document your days} | IBOT

Christmas traditions. I'm pretty sure every family has at least one tradition that they carry on with, year in, year out at this time of year. Whether it be decorating the Christmas tree, reading a particular book on Christmas eve, leaving out food for Santa's reindeer or baking up a storm in the kitchen, one of the things I love about this time of year is all of the traditions we've developed as a family.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Strangers in the Night {and getting older} | IBOT

A funny thing happened on Sunday night. Well, it wasn't funny at the time, it was actually heart-racingly nerve-wracking, but afterwards the humour of it was definitely felt. It was 10 minutes to midnight and Dave and I were sitting on the lounge watching a movie when there was a tentative knock on the front-door. We looked at each other with WTF faces and Dave jumped up to put on a shirt before opening the door...

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

My first child is starting school next year! {a guest post by Denyse Whelan} | IBOT


 As I've mentioned a few times, Punky is off to school next year! It's going to be a huge adjustment, not just for her, but for Dave and I as we become 'school parents' for the first time. Denyse Whelan, retired teacher/principal, parent and grandparent knows a bit about this and she’s taken over here today to help me and Dave out (a bit)...

My first child is starting school next year!


What does that mean for you, the parents, that your first child is starting school?