In a few days it will be 8 years since we said “I do”. and it’s still just as fun to kiss in abandoned buildings and the like.
Archive for the ‘Self Portrait’ Category
So, we decided that it was time to introduce some of our readers blokes to you through our selfies series…. and while we don’t get the full view of Francoise’ hubby – we do get the feeling that they are hopelessly in love!
I just HAD to have it ! .. and you can too… (don’t say we don’t love you ! .. 2 giveaways in one week!..) .. Francoise would love to give one away to one of our readers.
Just comment below and you’re in the draw – easy - (Oh and tell a friend .. sharing is caring xxx)
Winner drawn Monday 13th Sept 2010. All entrants must be subscribed to MAEVE magazine to be eligible. Subscribe for free using the right hand side “subscribe box”.
“I’m a mum of two kids living in Canberra who is working hard to crack the children’s book writing scene. I’ve had some success with my Riley series of picture book travelogue books (we love travel in our fam!), the first of which I penned while living in China, and will soon release the third book (set in Sydney) this November. These books are self-published, and it’s been some journey (‘scuse the pun)!
I also write nonfiction books, am an editor and reviewer for Australian Women Online and run the very popular Kids Book Review. One of my great passions is literature exposure for children, and I’d love to talk about that with your readers.”
Watch out for Tania in Issue 3 !
I love this because it expresses a part of me that is separate from that which most people know or see. A self apart from motherhood or other definitions. I am not a musician, never have been, yet music is a part of me. I dream in bass clef and write in rhythm. My cello holds nostalgia and romance. Having this warm wood instrument that fit comfortably inside my arms always felt like holding on to who I was.
From the time when I was most unsure of who I was. I’m in a different place now, but there is a part inside of me that always feels like the girl that played… and always will. Underneath all the other stuff. Despite all that. Because of all that. A part of me that is real and old and true. And, perhaps, with this perspective, even new.
So, I promised Kate that I WOULD do a selfie once I got my new DSLR Canon … so here it is – my first ever selfie… I am now obsessed with my new friend (the Canon EOS 1000) .. and I am even going to name her. Hmmmmm ….
I started a blog to record my thoughts on learning how to use her ….. and various other ponderings … I am hoping she will help me alleviate my ever burning desire for creativity… and over time allow me to curb my poor body image through more selfies …. Shes my new bestie …
It was taken last May in at my parent’s house in Michigan. My beloved Tante Maria had suddenly become very sick. She was much older than my mother (17 years) and had always been the family matriarch. She seemed invincible, and so while she was older, it was utterly startling to think she might be leaving us. I remember returning from a very sobering hospital visit and going outside to lay in the grass by the lake. I had grabbed my camera to capture a shot of the sun dappled water, but was suddenly overwhelmed. I just laid there in the grass thinking about my aunt and what a special woman she was.
I had been poised to cry….but somehow I was suddenly filled with a tremendous amount of joy. I felt her love of life and reflected on what an amazing inspiration she has always been to me. It was strange how I just felt like smiling. For some reason I lifted the camera up over my head and snapped a photo. It’s odd that I look so serene under the circumstances, but I almost feel like she was with me at that moment…..telling me everything would be ok.
today I am…. walking in my shoes. In these shoes is me, a mum, two little people and a whole new life. come walk with me….
Visit Hayley Blease’ new blog The Trousse for her insights into finding her way in life as a single mum of two little people…
One of the things I appreciate about being a stay-at-home Mom is that simple pleasures such as a bubble bath feel even more indulgent when enjoyed in the middle of a weekday.
Ninotchka Beavers was born in Puerto Rico and raised in South Florida. In 1994, she moved to Dallas, TX to begin life with her best friend and husband. They are the proud parents of three marvelous girls ages 13, 7 and 4.
I couldn’t have been more excited when Francoise Rachez contacted us with her selfies. Francoise’ art was so emotive- it was hard to pick just one to publish.. so I picked 3 !
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