Friday, March 30, 2012

{in the picture} march linky and giveaway!

Welcome to our March linky party everyone! Spring has sprung and we're heading into the 4th month of our self-portrait journey so I have a special surprise giveaway for you today! Details are at the bottom of this post so be sure to read on.

This month's theme was "black & white"--I am not sure what's going on with me lately but pretty much all my selfies this year have been B&W or sepia toned. Some of them start out colorful but by the time I am done's black & white again!


And just as I thought, black & white suits you all too! Check out these lovely self-portraits in the mosaic by clicking on the links below the photos.

{in the picture} march 2012
1. Move it, 2. a trip through the rain, 3. 365/335. Unclear., 4. mrs blossom, 5. In the Picture-Self Portrait- Theme "Black & White" 3/16/12
6. Black and White with Shades of Grey, 7. stillness, 8. arbitrary, 9. Waiting for The Shot

OK, so on to our fantastic giveaway--I wish I could win it myself, but alas, that would not be fair :) Kristin and Meredith from "Now You" are giving away one free spot in their brand new 6-week self-portrait eCourse. This class will explore the everyday beauty of self-portraits through email prompts, videos and a private flickr group. You can find all the details at the "Now You" website here. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun, and the perfect inspiration to keep your selfie project going!

Here's how you can win the spot in the "Now You" eCourse: (max 2 entries per person, please)
  • One entry for linking up with one of your self-portraits using the linky tool below before 10pm EDT on Thursday, April 5. (it doesn't have to be black & white--any selfie from March will do)
  • After you link up, you can get one additional entry into the giveaway if you tweet about it. Your tweet must include a link back to this post. Come back before 10pm EDT on Thursday, April 5 and tell me you tweeted in the comments.

And as a are our usual linky rules:
  • If you are new here, you can get caught up on this page. It's not too late to join!
  • There will be a link up here on the last Friday of every month, and the linky tool will remain open to your submissions until the following Thursday.
  • Please link back to the permalink for your {In The Picture} blog post or flickr image, not just the general url for your blog or flickr stream.
  • Linked entries must be to a blog post or flickr image of your recent self-portraits, not just any old photo. Your photo does not have to relate to the optional monthly theme, but it does need to be a self-portrait. Links will be moderated and removed if they do not comply with this rule, sorry :)
  • Please do link back here to my blog either through a text link, or with my button found below to help encourage others to participate and add to our group.
  • And most importantly, be the encouragement you hope to receive and help build our self-portrait community! Please try to visit a few of the links of your fellow {In The Picture} participants and leave a nice comment--it only takes a few minutes and you may be inspired by what you see :)

Well, that's get linking everyone...and good luck! I'll see you back here on Friday, April 6, for our April theme announcement and to share the name of the winner of the giveaway. In the meantime, keep showing us your stuff in our flickr pool. And thanks so much to Kristin and Meredith for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!!

<div align="center"><a href="" title="In The Picture"><img src="" alt="In The Picture" style="border:none;" /></a></div>


Unknown said...

Love your foxy... and all the B&W shots in the collage. All so inspiring!

admin said...

wow so much talent including yourself!! love your intriguing! what a great opportunity for someone to win a place in the online course. how exciting!!

Becs said...

Love your selfie, so cool. Great set in the mosaic too.

Kendra said...

I'm loving all the black and white! (and I tweeted about your post!)

Wendy said...

First time joining in - love the idea of self portraits, yours are beautiful! Tweeted and linked back.

deb did it said...

YAY!! Just tweeted and linked!! ~Double YAY!~

Bella Cirovic said...

Sweet! Loved this months B&W theme :)
Linked up & tweeted!!

sarah w. said...

Linked up and tweeted. :)

Simon said...

It must so interesting for you to compare your selfies from last year to your current work. You creativity in your selfies is really great. I'd really like to win that class you're offering. I don't tweet (I know...loser) so I'll just say here 2x I'd love to win the class. Have a great weekend. Extra pats for Willow.

Kimberly June said...

Great fox photo! It makes me smile.
I'm not a tweeter (is that even a word?) but I'd sure love to join in that course.

Siobhan Wolf said...

Tweeted, what a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!!/SiobhanWolf

Lisa said...

I linked up and tweeted!! (!/lamorford) Also, thank you so much for featuring my photo in the mosaic! <3 Such an honor <3

Sueann said...

I linked up too!! What fun and the portraits are amazing!

shirley said...

I wanted to first say thank you for including my photo in your mosaic.
This selfie challenge has been a wonderful experience for me. I love seeing the creativity and inspiration in all the other participants.

Anonymous said...

what an unbelievable give-away!

this was my first month participating, and I've loved all the photos I've gotten to see from some delightful people.

Your fox-face is cute <.<

can't wait to check out some more linked-up blog posts!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

I'm seriously dying over that animal head. I L.O.V.E. animal head masks on humans. I don't know why but I very much.

I missed this month but will be sure (cross my fingers) to join next month.

Mom Photographer said...

O my!!! Your selfie is just amazing! So magical. I'm always impressed by all you ideas! You're so creative!

tinajo said...

Beautiful self portraits, I have so much to learn..! :-)

Unknown said...

Everyone's self portraits are amazing!! I linked up as well as tweeted! :-)

Jamie said...

I've fallen off the selfie wagon - but what amazing shots everyone got this month!

Kat Sloma said...

All my selfies have been black and white this year so far. I wonder if that will change as I progress? It's great to see so many faces in this month's link up. It's as if we are getting over our shyness! Thanks for the inclusion in the mosaic. xo

gkgirl said...

wow! even if i don't win a spot in the e-course, i am happy to have found this blog as a result!

:O) twitter account so no tweeting for me...just a link

SpilledInkGuy said...

'Fabulous' fox, U.M.!

Anna said...

Hi Christy,
Looks like you've got a selfie revolution going on here! Lots of fun captures, including yours! I'm a sucker for B&Ws.
I told our college-age daughter she should contribute to your group, as she takes great selfies and she's beautiful to boot :) Maybe I'll twist her arm yet.... nursing students are pretty busy, though.
Have a super week!

Lisa Van Pelt said...

What a great time to happen upon your site and self portrait project. I've linked up and tweeted and am excited for the rest of the 2012 selfies. And I'd have to agree, the fox photo is exquisite!

Zena said...

Beautiful mosaic and beautiful selfportraits. I am a bit late this time, march has been a complicated month and I haven´t taken selfies till the latest days, but here I am. I am loving my b&w selfportraits and thinking to keep on making them next months... lets see. Amazing giveaway, thanks!

Anika said...

What a beautiful collection of beauties :). Great job curating Christy!

Kristin Zecchinelli said...

thanks for having us here Christy. can't wait to see who will be joining us in class!

XO Kristin & Meredith