Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ghost mama

There are four pictures of me at Christmas. Four. F-O-U-R. FOUR! And three of them are pics Sam took (I'm only barely in a couple of the frames) on Christmas morning (before I even brushed my hair).


A couple friends did the 365 self-portraits project last year and I really enjoyed seeing what they came up with. I'm sure I wouldn't be able to do an entire 365...but I think I'm going to try once a week at least. Because with those four pictures at Christmas, the total number of pictures of me from last year is less than those of the pets. And I find that really very sad...even if nobody else around here does.


Julia said...

I made an effort to not hide from cameras after A died. Counterintuitive, I know, but it just made me sad how few pics there were of me with him onboard. It is still a struggle, every time, to remain in the frame when a camera is pointed at me.

Which is to say-- I love this idea, and I wish you much success with it.

Rosepetal said...

It is a good idea. I take all the pictures round here and therefore am never in them. I don't really mind for myself, but since I love looking at old pictures of family, I suppose I like to think that Beanie would like to look of pictures of him and his mother together.

A friend sent a professional photo of her, her husband and baby son which was really nice. I'm thinking I should get one of us done some day. At least I would be in it.