Monthly Archives: July 2012

{Project 26 – ‘color my world’}

Wow, what a whirlwind few weeks.  My babies left to go on a 3 1/2 week adventure up the west coast with their Granparents in their RV.  Yes, that’s not a typo – almost 4 weeks.  I miss them tons.  It’s strange not having them here with me each day.  :(  A big part of my inspiration has left and that’s hard on this momma.  But I’m keeping busy with the overwhelming number of house projects/to do’s we have on our list.  So, when I was reviewing the theme for this week’s project 26 my heart fell a little.  Why?  Because my kids ‘color my world’ and they aren’t here with me.  My world is muted right now without them.  So I brainstormed and thought and finally found some ‘color in my world’.  Some I couldn’t photograph – like me and my husband.  No, not in that way.  I just didn’t have the time to photograph us together.  That’s the one thing that’s been wonderful about Jeff and I being ‘childless’ right now – we’re completely dating again.  We can have uninterrupted conversations at dinner.  There’s time to be silly, light-hearted, work on projects together, have quiet talks where we can stare into each others eyes- then burst out laughing,  and reconnect like we should.  In that sense it’s been amazing.  I’m trying to take advantage of the positives.  As I’m trying to organize I keep running across Brielle’s art.  She’d be happy with just a pile of paper and drawing tools.  I melt every time I go through a stack of things and find her sweet work.  FaceTiming and having grandma text pictures of the kids to me each day has been a treat.   In that sense there still ‘color IN my world’.

Please continue through the circle – one of my favorite photographers is up next.  Valeria Spring of The Red Balloon Photography – pure inspiration!


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Jessica DrossinJuly 26, 2012 - 8:44 pm

Oh Kara, you never cease to amaze me. What a beautiful world you create…

hikariJuly 23, 2012 - 11:13 pm

You’re really gifted , your pics are talking so much about the creativity you have , i felt like i’am in side the sence .

I’d thank you v.much for this lovley experience you let me to have .
My deep respects

Beth Ross | Tyler TX PhotographerJuly 23, 2012 - 7:19 am

I just love how you interpreted this theme. You are always so creative. The light is gorgeous and I love the muted color.

nikkiJuly 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm

I just loooove looking at your images for inspiration!!! I have two girls – and am inspired at how you capture your children!!!

I also open your blog just to hear the music in the background – especially the first instrumental…. pleeese let me know the album!!

Sarah CJuly 20, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Oh Kara these are sweet perfection. Love. Love. LOVE!

Lindsay NewmanJuly 20, 2012 - 12:13 pm

I love your writing. You have such a way… I feel connected. Great post!!! Eye candy too!!!

mugsie5July 20, 2012 - 11:45 am

you still have the inspiration

KimberlyJuly 20, 2012 - 9:53 am

Not having your inspiration there didn’t stop you from doing an amazing post. You inspire me.

Jessica HermanJuly 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

Geez, I luv your posts. Pure inspiration and eye candy.

SharonJuly 20, 2012 - 9:38 am

Such a sweet piece of art!

{Project 26- ‘it’s a good day for a picnic’}

This weeks project was so fun to work on.  My kids just left on an exciting road trip for 4 weeks (that’s right, it’s not a typo – 4 weeks).  Yeah, my heart hurts.  I had a hard time agreeing to the trip since it’s so long away.  But finally I gave in…sad as that made me.  But I’m trying to think of the fun they’ll have and the memories they’re making.  I just can’t wait to have them in my arms again.  Anyway, we squeezed this shoot in just before they left.  They had a ball doing this.  We were getting chased by bees (um, lots and lots of them) and the ants were loving us…we didn’t reciprocate the love.  So we worked quickly on this shoot an the kids helped with ideas and set up  every step of the way.  There are so many more pictures to go through but I’m already late in getting this post up so I’ll start with these dozen and maybe add more later.  Don’t forget to go around the circle (we’re all late in posting so some links might now work right away) and check out what some of the other talented ladies in our group posted today.  Jessica Drossin always posts beautiful eye candy.

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Shug in Boots {Beth}August 24, 2012 - 5:59 pm

wow. i am blown away at the magic of these photos. each one is like the mind of a child … with the books and sense of adventure. truly unique. found you from rock the shot. madly in love. such an inspiration! now following your blog. :)

Karen GambleAugust 12, 2012 - 9:16 pm

I love looking at your pictures, they are all works of art! Your kids are adorable too! Great job!!!

MelissaJuly 26, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Your kids are so cute and do pictures together so well.

hikariJuly 23, 2012 - 11:19 pm

You are lucky to have those ” Anglic ” children , I wish to them a lovley , peacful and nice life .

>> Oh my godness they’re so adorable & cute .

AnnieJuly 14, 2012 - 5:55 pm

oh Kara they are absolutely divine! You never cease to amaze me. So wonderful to see. Love the tones and softness xxxx

Ginger WillardJuly 13, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Wow, 4 weeks! What an adventure… on both accounts!!! haha I bet they will have the time of their lives too ;) These are beautiful as usual Kara!

Jessica BJuly 8, 2012 - 11:52 am

OMG! Jaw-dropping. As always.

Heather BaileyJuly 6, 2012 - 11:08 pm

gasp. This session takes my breath away. Honestly amazing. How do you always come up with fresh, beautiful work??!

LizJuly 6, 2012 - 9:35 pm

Seriously AMAZING! Love love love.

Tammy FlynnJuly 6, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Gorgeous photos Kara as usual. Do you ever frame any for your personal space at home?

mugsie5July 6, 2012 - 2:32 pm

love, love, love these

Jeff MayJuly 6, 2012 - 2:05 pm

looks like you guys had a great time!

SharonJuly 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm

{LOVE} ! Swoon!

Natasha WhiteleyJuly 6, 2012 - 1:23 pm

beautiful.. really just beautiful!

KatieJuly 6, 2012 - 1:04 pm

WOW!! These are so dreamy! So soft and storybook like. Love how your work tells a such a story. You amaze me.