Friday, January 25, 2013

This Is ME - January Self Portrait Party

I am so excited for our first *This is ME* self portrait linky party today!  January's theme was 'simple moments'.

My simple moment from the past month, working out with Grace.  Grace loves sitting with me, while I work out, it was one of those simple moments in life I wanted to capture to remember.

This is a perfect example of how a self portrait doesn't have to show your face.  A self portrait by definition has to be taken by you and have part of you {even if it's just your hand or your feet} in the picture.

Though many of your expressed some hesitation about joining the challenge.  I hope you'll be brave and get in front of the camera and preserve some memories, you never know what these pictures will one day mean to someone else.

A big thanks to Kayla for the being the first one to show off her self portrait.  Here she is on an archeological dig, excavating a site in San Diego.  Seriously, what a cool job and great self portrait.


So, now is your turn.  Come out from behind the camera, capture a simple moment and inspire us all.

While Wearing Heels

Let's get this party are our linky rules:
  • There will be a link up here on the last Friday of every month this year, and the linky tool will remain open to your submissions until the last Friday of the next month.
  • Please link back to the permalink for your *This Is ME* blog post or flickr image, not just the general url for your blog or flickr stream.
  • Linked entries must be to a blog post or flickr image of your recent self-portraits, not just any old photo. Your photo does not have to relate to the optional monthly theme, but it does need to be a self-portrait.
  • Please do link back here to my blog either through a text link, or with my button found below to help encourage others to participate and grow our community.
  • And most importantly, be the encouragement you hope to receive and help build our self-portrait community! Please try to visit a few of the links of your fellow *This Is ME* participants and leave a nice comment--it only takes a few minutes and you may be inspired by what you see.
Well, that's get linking everyone! I'll see you back here on Friday, February 1st, for our February theme announcement, and in the meantime, keep showing us your stuff in the flickr pool.

*If you are new to link parties, here's how it works:

Click on 'click here to enter'
A new window will open up with 4 blank fields to fill out.
1. URL *Enter the url to your blog post, from your flickr account or from the group flickr page for This Is ME
2. Caption or Title *Enter either your name or what you want your self portrait to be titled.
3. EMAIL *Enter your email address.  This will not be seen by anyone publicly.
    Name *Enter your name.  This will not be seen by anyone publicly.
4. Crop Image
   From Web *defaults to the URL you entered in step 1
   From File * defaults to your computer 
   From generic * will populate picture with a generic thumbnail.   

A new screen will open up, filling with pictures from the URL location you entered.  Select the picture you want to link up.
You will be prompted to crop your picture.

Click to return to blog

Now you've linked up and you can go visit the other brave people who have decided to share their self portraits.  


  1. Ooh! I want to know what that fellow San Diegan was digging up ;)

    Maybe I'll try and take a self portrait too... :)

  2. I love this shot of you and Grace! I feel like I need to go exercise;) Enjoy your weekend pretty lady!

  3. My girls love to work out with me...that is whenever I do...which is not very often...

  4. Aside from the neato photo from behind (love the idea), I LOOOVE creepin on your house. Taking in all the decor! :)

  5. Such a neat photo with you and your daughter!!! I so need to join in on this challenge as I was just thinking about how I'm hardly ever in any photos with my family. Such an awesome idea! Looking forward to seeing what next month's theme will be!!!

  6. So I tried to take a picture of myself in the car, where my family wouldn't laugh at me, and I couldn't figure out how to make my phone look at me and not the dash of the car. And just for the record, my face is preferred in the photo to my butt sitting on the floor.


  7. Amy, I just LOVE this picture of you and Grace! You should so be doing photography because you always come up with the most unique ideas {like the one of you and Grace taking pics of each other}. I'm just blown away by your creativity. I actually did take a self portrait too, but it's nothing fancy, and I was standing in the mirror. I'm going to attempt to use Flicka to upload now. :-)

  8. This is neat! I may have to get in on this. I like your choice of self portrait :)

  9. I finally linked - This was quite the challenge mentally and using an iphone :P

  10. Amy, this is so beautiful! You capture a simple moment, but at the same time you capture so much more. I could right a book about that picture. it is so real and honest, inspiring and yet leaving a lot to the imagination.
    I also love your button for the challenge, stunning!
    Since you prompted us, i have started to take some self portraits, but nothing that really fits yet. But will do something and link up!

  11. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love the back view of you and your daughter.

    1. Katharine, I am so glad that you joined the challenge. I applaud your bravery for getting in front of the camera!

  12. Uh oh. I crapped out. Maybe next month ....

    :) Linda

  13. Hi Amy,
    Love, Love, Love everyones portraits. I just want to send everyone a virtual hug!! Thanks for a brilliant party:)
    Btw, I posted this on FB, not on the blog. :)Di


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