Early this year my blog buddy Lisa over at Grandmas Briefs did a post about looking forward to 2012 and posing the question…
“What’s the one word you hope defines 2012?”
You should read it, it will really make you think. My word was “Rewound”. I wanted to go back to doing all the things that I used to love to do and that until recently I haven’t had the time to do or at least that was the excuse I kept giving myself.
As I told Lisa, I desperately wanted to go back to being more like the person I was 5 years ago. I needed to get out of my rut and get back to being the old me. The me who reads, who learns, who keeps a cleaner home, who walks, who plays in her garden… so many things. I wanted to rewind me and seven months into 2012, I think I am getting there.
One of the things I really wanted to do was spend more time playing with Photoshop! When Amara was little I spent hours using Photoshop to play with pictures of her. I used to love to do things like make her hair purple! One of my favorite Amara/Photoshop projects was “Memories on a Swing”. There are two versions and it incorporated lots of pictures of Amara and all of them taken by me on her swing set. Making them was fun and I just love that Jenna has framed them and has them hanging in her entryway on her wall of photos!
Be sure to click on the pictures and make them larger so that you can be truly overcome by her cuteness!
These are the two I did in August of 2006
So when I decided I wanted to do something cool in Photoshop, I thought it would be really fun to create a current “Memories on a Swing” project — before she completely outgrows that swing set. In the originals, all of the photos were taken on her old swing set before she turned three. This project would cover the next 5 years of pictures on her new swing set — the one we got for her 3rd birthday! Best investment ever!
It took me days just to go through all of my photos of Amara. I loved all the memories going through those pictures brought me but it was very difficult to choose. My only criteria was that I took them on her swings so there were a ton of really cute ones! Finally I picked out 25 of my favorites from each year. I couldn’t narrow it down any further. I decided to just do three different versions and include them all! I had a blast and here are the end results! Don’t forget to click and make them bigger!
Just had to share! Isn’t she gorgeous?
This post has been linked to Mosaic Monday.