Saturday, September 1, 2012

One Little Word Blog Hop - September 1st

Hello! Whether you arrived here from Monica's Blog as part of the One Little Word Blog Hop, or you are here because you love me and drop by regularly... Welcome! I love visitors! The One Little Word Blog Hop is a monthly hop run by Margie for members of Ali Edwards' One Little Word class over at Big Picture Classes.

First off, wanted to say for my regular readers ... if you were worried about the train photo, don't be.  I didn't put any more attention into taking that photo than I would have changing the radio station or turning on the A.C.  I had my camera ready before I left the parking lot from work.  I didn't look at what I was shooting at all - just pointed the camera in the general direction of the passenger window and clicked the button! Several times.  And I got lucky and ONE photo actually caught the train!  So no lives were ever at risk for the taking of that photo.  :)

The August assignment for One Little Word was simply to take a self portrait and add a few words. Here's mine:
I'm still playing with self-portraiture.  This one was taken in my bathroom upstairs. I really want to repaint those walls! It's a terrible color for photography backgrounds!

I printed this 5x7 to add to my album, and then, for the back side, created this:

which really summarizes August. And is a great reason to be grateful that the One Little Word homework was so light this month!

And I'm still doing my monthly charts, although I've stopped using stars.  Hmmmm.... maybe the stars would be more motivating???  Truthfully, August was crazy and I'm lucky to have this many check marks!

If you are following along for the One Little Word Blog Hop, your next stop is Lisa's Blog. If you get lost or a link is broken, you can come back here or go to Margie's blog to find your way. 

Jessica B


Missus Wookie said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one grateful for the break in August - life was hectic here too.

I like check marks rather than stars myself but both work :) Oh - and I considered the colour of the walls as backdrops when we painted too :lol:

Didn't manage to join the hop this month but did post my photo.

Kara N said...

I always think the start of school is stressful. Moving both girls...that had to make it even moreso for you. I love the self portrait.

I love the chart idea. I've tried tracking things like this a couple of different ways and never found a good way to do it. Maybe I'll try this! Good for you for every single one of those check marks!

Elizabeth said...

Your August chart is impressive! Love the self-portrait.

ScrappyGoodness said...

Great post! I love what you added to the back of your pic.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I've actually been thinking of my OLW a lot lately. It's "home" and I've been focusing on family, purging the house and finding my artistic home. The family and art have really been my focus the last two months, but in Sept. I want to get back to some purging.

Unknown said...

Life is busy in the summer. I think we all try to cram as much as possible in before school starts and we are busy in a different way. Great picture. I really like that you added some of Augusts highlights to the back. Great idea.
I missed the hop, but posted anyway.

Kimberlee said...

Wow. What an amazing amount of change you have been through! You crack me up with wanting to paint to get a better photo background. :) Great job on the self-portrait!

scrappyjacky said...

A lot of changes,Cheri...a bit of adjustment this coming month I would think.
DD1 would definately challenge that remark about Sarah's bedroom!

Sian said...

It's a beautiful blue though - I really like it.

That's a lot of change - hope you are treating yourself gently throughout

humel said...

Too true - you ARE worthy! And that's a lot of ticks on your list, yay you :)

MonicaB said...

Great portrait and I really like the words you picked. As always I love your charts.

Melissa said...

Great self-portrait! I'm impressed with the check marks in the execise column despite the busy month - way to go. Let's plan a walking break for next Saturday so you can have a check mark that day - what do you think?

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

So funny, as I was admiring that great self-portrait I thought, "I love the color of the wall behind her..." ;o)

Anonymous said...

I always know that I'll be impressed when I land on your blog every month, Cheri! BIG congrats on your DT and here's to a month still filled with big things but maybe a bit more time to breath :)