Friday, February 3, 2012

{in the picture} write on!

I have to begin this post by telling you guys how AWESOME you are! The beautiful photos you've been taking of yourselves, the flickr pool love, and then the linky party last week...well, I can't thank you enough for your support and participation in this project so far.

It's a new month, so that means it's time for our new {In The Picture} theme. Please remember, the themes are optional so go with it only if it speaks to you. If you have a different idea feel free to head down your own creative path and share your results with us.

OK, so, our February theme is "write on!" You may be saying, huh, what does that mean?

the only way to go from here is up.

Well, it means I'm encouraging you to use some words in your self-portrait(s) this month. Whether you literally write on yourself or you add text to the photo during post-processing, share a message, a word, or a quote that means something to you.

reach for it

There are lots of fun and creative things you can do here...write a note, make a sign, draw in the sand or snow ...the sky's the limit!

space.

One of our {In The Picture} participants often uses words and messages in her self-portraits and she was kind enough to allow me to share a couple of them with you here today. Check out Mt Hood Mama (aka Barbara)'s work below for some additional inspiration...

My creation

I look forward to seeing your messages and words throughout February in our flickr pool and I'll be back here on the blog for our monthly linky party on February 24. (I may also be back with another interview or some other selfie-related post during February too!)

If you are new here there's still plenty of time to join us! Check out what you've missed so far over here.

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.urbanmuser.com/p/in-picture.html" title="In The Picture"><img src="http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/gibknitty/inthepicture.jpg" alt="In The Picture" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

28 comments:

kuki/ewa said...

yes, yes, I love the idea of words :)

Caroline said...

I love this idea...and that first photo is amazing.

Ashley Sisk said...

I've been meaning to give your first shot a try - love that.

esra said...

Love the idea of words! Beautiful image. I especially love your'reach for the sky' one. That image speaks to me so much. Have a great weekend!

gina said...

Oh, I like this theme....I already have an idea in mind. The examples you shared are wonderful!

Kimberly June said...

I always struggle with photographing words. I've seen it done in brilliant ways but when the challenge is presented to me I'm stumped. Hopefully this month will prove to be a breakthrough. Loving this!

Summer said...

What a great challenge. . . Thank you for the idea!

Also, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for doing this. This has already been such a positive experience for me and I'm looking forward to see what the year brings. Thank you also for encouraging all who have joined this group. . . you are making a difference.

LB said...

Excellent theme! Words and pictures make excellent combos. What a lovely shout out to Barbara, she's amazing!

Happy weekend!!

Christina said...

i love this! love it!
xo

ashinbleu said...

love this!!

kellye said...

Great theme, Christy! And I love the photos you used in your post and, of course, always love to see the great work Barbara does! Yay!

georgia b. said...

this will be fun! i love that first photo... especially the message! love the cat in the background.

Liz Thomas said...

Love your pictures here... so fun!!!! And I'm so excited for this month's project!!! Yeah!!!

deb did it said...

oh how much fun this will be!!

momphotographer said...

love love love the idea!

Cheryl said...

This should be fun. I love writing. I love the idea.

kelly said...

Wow. This is a great idea. I'm going to go and check everything out. p.s. Awesome pic!

Wyn Vogel said...

At the moment I am a vicarious watcher - haven't picked up my camera yet - but hats off to you all it is amazing creative work you are all doing!! Wow!!

Catherine Denton said...

Love this idea to combine words with picture. Looking forward to incorporating it.
Catherine Denton

memory said...

these messages are all so inspiring. lovely idea.

SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

SpilledInkGuy said...

Great idea, U.M...
(and images - as always, of course).
Awesome is the word, I would say!
:)

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

Love it!! & thank you for hosting. See you on the 24th & hopefully before then too! x

barefoot mama said...

how fun!

This post makes me want to do something exciting or drastically change something:)) Love it!

Cherie said...

Love this idea! In my first photo for Feb, I was walking along at a art & chocolate fair when I looked down at just the right moment! A word was literally waiting for me, Looks like a sticker of some sort - but it said it all! I'm having a blast!

sarala said...

I've already made a start!

Jess said...

Awesome theme!

samantha jillian said...

love this theme. a new challenge! i'm in :)

Leah said...

I can't believe it. I posted my selfie picture for this week before I even read this post, and I decided to have words from my journal in the picture. Its a great idea. Have not spent a lot of time going over the flickr group, but did today and really enjoyed it.
So glad to link up with you.
Cheers,
Leah