Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: January 2017

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.

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!