Friday, December 28, 2012

{in the picture} our final linky party!

Well, we made it, the end of 2012 and the final monthly post for our self-portrait journey at {In The Picture}. Our optional theme for December was "celebrate". I hope you all found a way to incorporate your holiday celebrations into one of your selfies this month. Here's mine, taken and processed with my iPhone...

I'd love to see you link up this week and share what you've been up to this past month. I'd also like to thank you all for taking this journey with me...your work was inspiring and it was so wonderful to witness your progress as the year went along. Here are a few of your December images from our flickr pool...

My creation

And I was feeling nostalgic so I couldn't help but take a look back at some more of your incredible work from the past year. This first mosaic below if filled with your images from our "write on" theme...

{in the picture} february

And next, from our "shake it out" theme--one of my favorites of the year--you guys really rocked this one!

{in the picture} shake it out!

And when you were asked to share your interpretation of "big world, tiny you", here is what you did...

{in the picture} big world, tiny you

I hope you are as proud of your journey through this year as I am! If you'd like to link up one final time before the end of our time together, here are our usual linky rules:
  • 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.
  • And most importantly, be the encouragement you hope to receive. Please try to visit a few of the links from 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 :)
  • The linky will stay open until Thursday, January 3rd. Hope to see you here!
And, as I have mentioned before, I won't be doing this project here on the blog again in 2013. BUT, I am going to keep our flickr group going if you'd like to join me there. 

If you are looking for something more, there are also some wonderful self-portrait e-courses going on in 2013, so check out these links if you are interested in continuing your selfie pursuit and want a little more structure and encouragement:
  • You can check out Vivienne McMaster's lovely work here, and sign up for her You Are Your Own Muse course by clicking here.
  • You can find Meredith Winn and Kristin Zecchinelli's fabulous new Now You :: 52 of You e-course here.
OK ladies, once again, THANK YOU. You kept me going this year more than you probably know. Each and every one of you is a beautiful spirit and I and so honored that you joined me at {In The Picture} in 2012.  I hope you learned to love yourself in front of the lens and that you reached your project goals, however big or small. A happy, healthy and creative 2013 to all of you and I hope to see you on flickr and instagram (I am urbanmuser).

In The Picture
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Unknown said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you- I never would have done this without your inspiration -and I'm so glad i did.
Wishing you a wonderful 2013 xx

GalleryJuana said...

I joined your monthly selfie meme in July for the planking challenge. It's been fun and inspiring doing these every month. I'll keep tabs on the flickr group for 2013.

Thank you for the 2012 year of selfies meet up.

wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Simon said...

I have enjoyed watching your images this year. I hope you go back and compare them to the work you did the previous year. I think you will see amazing differences. Your lead image is really cool-love the pop of red. Thank you for all the time that went into this. It was totally a success.
I will keep taking selfies and look forward to seeing you "in the picture" on Flickr. Happy New Year!!

Zena said...

Thank YOU! This has been an amazing, and inspiring, journey. And I´ve loved every single moment shared with you all.

Wishing you all the best in 2013 xx

tinajo said...

Love all of these pics - such creative people there are in the world! I´m bummed that I haven´t been able to do any more self portraits for so long, but I constantly have it in my mind - so eventually it will happen! :-)

Bella Cirovic said...

This was such a fun experience to participate in. My celebrate pic will come later on ... I'm going out for new year's eve!!
Thank you for hosting. xo

seabluelee said...

Leanne said it perfectly. Many thanks for the work you put into this all year, your own shared images, and the wonderful self-portrait artists you've introduced me to. And I don't mean just the ones you interviewed, but every one who participated. Like Leanne, I'm so glad I did it.
Wishing you a happy and creative new year. I hope to "see you around."

gina said...

A big thank you to you for leading us on this journey. I learned so much from you and the other who participated. Happy 2013 -- see you on flicker!

shirley said...

Thank you, Christy, for the inspiration for this project - it's been a ton of fun for me!

Sandra said...

A big thank you, Christy, for your devoted monthly meeting place here on your blog. I have enjoyed all your own self-portraits so creative and inspirational. I have even found joy in getting out of my comfort zone and it has been a rewarding experience which has especially played a role in looking within and not just at the plastic external image we have of ourselves! I feel as if I have come full circle! Warm greetings, Sandra

Sandra said...

Thank you to all those who have taken part in this year-long adventure for:
sharing parts of your lives and for those of you have have kindly come into my place to take part in mine and to leave a friendly comment!
It's been an interesting journey where people from all over the world have taken part and I love the diversity!
Greetings from Switzerland! Sandra

deb did it said...

such an amazing collection...each and every single one!
And I am honored and flattered to be included.
You inspire and ignite and invigorate the photographer inside of me. I consider you to be my Muse.
Thank you.
Here's to a super fantastic 2013 !!