Sunday, January 5, 2014

1/52: a portrait project

" a portrait of my children, every week, for 2014."

It's a new year for the 52 project and my first blog post for 2014. I'm looking froward to a new year of joy, discovery and living simply. Learning to return to the breath, being grounded in the earth, coming back to our morning rituals of yoga and home lessons. Most of all I want it to be a year of good health.
It was such an incredible journey last year, mothering my tribe, sharing the narrative of motherhood in all it's honesty {you know the exhaustion, joy, chaos and humour}. Documenting the children and their days helped me honour them, acknowledge the changes and take note. It's a odd collection of moments of our homelife and our adventures and it's endearing in it's imperfection. My tribe are a great blessing in my life. This year l want to continue documenting our shared story.
In recent weeks there has been such big milestones for both of them. Little fox turning one and Poppy turning four. Watching my little man finding his footing and beginning to stand independently and edge his way around the coffee table. They are learning to play, a shared learning and an enjoyment in and with each other. Miss four grows taller each week it seems. She wakes and climbs out of bed, ready to go through her wardrobe and dress for the day. Her pants are up past her ankles and her dresses more like tunics now, watching her claim her own personality, passion and interests as her own is a blessing to watch. It's not long till kinder starts.

Miss Four/ hours spent in the water, on the sand, making sandcastles and playing with your friend. If you could live in the ocean like your beloved mermaids you would no doubt. 

Little Fox/ fascinated by water, sand and surf. Fish and chips devoured, captivated by the light on the water and seagulls in the sky. You watch your sister avidly learning as you go and ready to take on the world. 

~ Joining Jodi over at Practising Simplicity for the 52/2014 project ~

Jodi writes all about the project here. And you can read all about last year's 52/2013 project here. I confess to loving this 52 series, Tully was born on the 28th and was days old when l started taking weekly portraits of my children. It has become a symbolic part of acknowledging the small things in our daily lives, in my mothering and in the changes I see  occur in my tribe. I can't wait to get the 2013 collection published into a book soon.  
Other news, the Kitchen Series Link up here will recommence in February as this month will be filled with holidays, gardening, housework and lots of time with my tribe trying to keep things simple.

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