#sundaybluesedit Sunday Selection @littlerose81
Rebecca: This week when Izzy and I looked through the #sundaybluesedit tag together, I began to realize what an amazing evolution we have made. I worried about giving up some ownership of the tag but she has seamlessly integrated and breathed new life into the blues with the freshest of ideas and brand new eyes. We both feel incredibly honored that our bluesers bring their most personal moments and emotions to the tag. Choosing features is still every bit as difficult with two as it was with one but being able to bounce ideas and thoughts off each other helps bring focus to the goal of the #sundaybluesedit. We mutually love this image of Helen’s for reasons we most likely share. We are all three mothers to small children. There are times when you view your children in an incredibly clear light. You see them moving away from you to independence. It’s a bittersweet emotion that fills a parent with both pride and sadness. This image of Helen’s perfectly illustrates that feeling. If you have children, take a moment and look at them clearly today. Feel the pride of what you have accomplished as they take their baby steps away from you. Happy Sunday.
Helen: The picture is of my daughter and firstborn, Roisin. Emotions have been running high in our home of late, as she has just hit the monumental milestone of starting nursery at our local primary school. I took this photo on a windy walk at a local beauty spot on the day before her first full school session. Seeing her stood at the edge of the valley staring out at the landscape seemed to capture perfectly the mood of the moment – my little girl about to embark on a new adventure on her own.
Throughout my life I have always needed a creative outlet. Be it sketching, writing, music or crafting, I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a little project on the go. When I became a mother 3 years ago I found, like every other parent, that my ‘me’ time was significantly reduced, even more so when we added to our brood last year. The discovery of Instagram and mobile photography was a wonderful revelation for me. A fulfilling creative outlet, which fits perfectly around family life: I snap away during the day and edit when my babes are in bed. I joined Instagram in February this year- before this I had always admired photography but never knew a thing about it. Mobile photography got under my skin from the word ‘go’ – I photograph and edit every day without fail, as well as finding inspiration and learning from the amazing talent on IG. I am starting to find my style now. People often describe my photos as ‘vintage’ or ‘dreamlike’ – I simply try to color them with the emotion that I feel in those moments. I have had such a steep and wonderful learning curve – long may it continue.
Take some time and view Helen’s wonderful evolution on Instagram at user name @littlerose81.