Sunday, June 30, 2013

26/52

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Che: Tired eyes, cranky mood. But...school is over and we have two weeks of lazy mornings and spontaneous adventures ahead of us. 
Poet: Fearless one moment, cowering from a trail of ants the next. 

I love the opposites in these photos - the deep and the light, the bold and the faded. Che is wearing a hand-knit made with love by my mum. It's a fabulous pattern, this elfin vest, and so perfect for busy little people who don't have time for jumpers (but still need to keep their chest and kidneys warm). As for Poet, she is wearing the ever-nostalgic Osh Kosh pinstripe overalls/dungarees* with gumboots/wellies*. I found the overalls at the op-shop when I was pregnant with her - the best $2 I've ever spent.  


*I spent the first few years of my life in England and wore my fair share of dungarees and wellies!


Now that google reader is coming to an end you might like to know that I'm over here on bloglovin. 


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Belinda always inspires me but I particularly like her take on the concept of "portrait" this week / muddy farm children basking in golden, winter light / two becomes three and the love triples ... nothing quite like a newborn. Welcome, Juniper / it just wouldn't be summer without a sprinkler ... sweet Maile is delightful / and finally, I love the joy and movement in this portrait - celebrating winter with a fabulous red pom pom. 

I'll be posting "three / 52" on Wednesday. Have you picked your top three portraits yet?









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  1. Lovely photos as always - I love what your mum made for him - I always wished that I had learnt to knit. It's never too late I guess x

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  2. Like Annie I have also always regretted not learning to knit, although at 27 there is still plenty of time! The jumper is fantastic. Where in the UK are you from originally Jodi? I have a feeling I remember you saying it was the north? Although maybe I made that up! x

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    1. I was born in Ascot, Windsor. My Dad's family is from Egham and most of them still live around there x

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    2. Egham! I spent my first year of university in Egham. I haven't thought of that place for years!

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    3. oh so near London then! lovely, I had never heard of Egham until I just googled it although have fond memories of school trips to Windsor :) x

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  3. I love the hand-knit from your mum! So adorable! :)

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  4. as always your photos are beautiful! my mom tried to teach me how to knit once but never had the patience for it, now I regret.

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  5. gorgeous jodi! simply gorgeous! i am glad you host this as it would get embarrassing picking you out as my fave every week! so looking forward to 3 on wednesday xxxxxx

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  6. What glorious photos! Is the knitting pattern one of your mothers? Or is there somewhere I can find it? I would love to know! I love knitting and there are some little ones in this part of the world that would love such a vest for the winter. It is such a glorious knit!

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    1. It's a pattern we found at a local fabric store. If you email me your address I'd be happy to send you a photocopy x

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    2. oh, oh me too please? If you don't mind? Thanks so much.

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    3. Me too please would be wonderful for miss 3 in purple. Email poppyfoxathome@gmail.com

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    4. Any chance you would be kind enough to email me a copy too for a lovely 5 year old pretty please, I would be so very grateful . shezzlec@btinternet.com

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    5. Hi there. I'm late on this one but would you, Jodi, or any of you other ladies be kind enough to forward me the pattern? Would be much appreciated. :) xx
      karolina@chefkarolina.com

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  7. That elfin vest is lovely - and OshKosh dungarees are just fab. I'd better get looking through my photos, choosing 3 will be hard I think!x

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  8. OskKosh makes me nostalgic for my own childhood...thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  9. coincidentally i just snapped up some osh-kosh dungarees for o-o at the nursery summer fair. he's wearing them in my 26/52 photo... http://sianuska.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/2652.html i love the knit, very medieval. x

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  10. I love the opposites too, such beautiful photos. Thanks for hosting Jodi. xx

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  11. what wonderful pictures, so expressive.

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  12. oh yes, the contrast between each photo is lovely...such sweetness in each image too! ohh... i haven't picked my favourite three yet...must get to that! have a wonderful Sunday Jodi xx

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  13. Beautiful expressions on both their faces.
    It's funny how often Poet seems to have an apple in her hand ;0)
    xx

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  14. Hello lovely one!
    Thank you for your gorgeous words. You too inspire me.
    These two photos are two of my favourite you have captured. I want to ask both Che and Poet what they are thinking even though the photos speak a thousand words.
    You must frame these. They are simply stunning. xx

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  15. poet's little face here is just too much. she's a doll!

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  16. The beautiful elfin vest suits Che so well and I love the gravitas of the photos. Trying to decide on three portraits is going to be so hard!

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  17. Such beautiful photographs AGAIN Jodi! I definitely need to get me a hand-made vest, he looks so cute in it!

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  18. Such a beautiful photo of Che. I hope that you all have enjoy that time relaxing and catching up on some rest. xx

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  19. Jodi, these are my absolute FAVORITE portraits of yours from both 52 series. Your composition is spot on, and they are powerful, dramatic, and oh so real! What a way to wrap up a half-year! x

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  20. Well done on yet another set of beautiful photos. x

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  21. Oh, I forgot to mention that the Osh Kosh overalls are a classic! My eldest son (who is now 7) lived in a red and white striped pair that was handed down by my husband's eldest daughter (she is now 26). I still have them!

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  22. So excited that my pom pom girl made it in your mention Jodi :) I love the picture too. It wasn't until I uploaded it to the big screen that I saw the action that was captured! I'm looking forward to Wednesday - My only problem being is that I'm going to find it very hard to pick only 3 pictures of my most favoured person in the whole wide world!

    Sophie xo

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  23. Overalls and wellies are a must-have combo. Wellies and everything over here right now, in fact! I love Poet and Phiney's matching bows this week. Nothing like an oversize bow to hold those crazy curls in place.

    Ben and I went through all the portraits the other day and selected our favourite 3. Two were instant choices, the third a little more tricky.

    I popped a little parcel for Poet in the post this week, let me know when it arrives. Hope she likes it xx

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  24. Hi Jodi, Lovely photos as per usual. Your partner really didn't get a look in - they are both just like you. xx

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  25. Nothing quite like a hand knit! Such pensive photos of both your babies this week...beautiful. Enjoy your slow and gentle mornings :) xx

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  26. My kid is terrified of ants as well, weird, hey? Wishing you a lovely school break ahead!

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  27. Beautiful shots as always Jodi. I adore Che's vest. Enjoy the slower paced days of the holidays... still another week to go here... x

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  28. Ah! Dungarees and wellies - my English childhood encapsulated too ;) Though with Mister G's love of puddle-sitting we've upgraded to waterproof Swedish overalls!

    And I picked up a pair of the stripy Osh Koshs for G at a thrift store in Toronto a couple of months back - lovely classics and Poet looks so sweet in hers.

    <3 these as always

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  29. Last week I added the photos from April to present to my Shutterfly book. I thought if I did them a month or so at a time it would be less stressful at the end of the year than putting them in a book all at once. I'm not sure if I can pick three faves. All I know is she is growing way too fast! I love Che's vest. That would a fabulous thing for fall/spring!

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  30. I love the dark and light in these photos as well - your children have the sweetest faces!

    xo
    cortnie

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  31. My English childhood was also dungarees and wellies, and my English adulthood is dresses, cardigans and wellies. Love them.

    And Osh Kosh for my boys, too, although T now refuses to wear them, shouting 'NOOOOO! My not like!'.

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  32. I thought I'd find it difficult picking three photos when I started this, but oddly I think I know the three already without even looking through. I don't know if that means I have only taken 3 decent photos! Or that there are just 3 very clear moments so far this year in what often seems like a blur. What ever the reason I've enjoyed joining in in with the project, finding new blogs, keeping my blog going when I almost gave up on it, and honing in my photography just a little bit...

    Thank you Jodi.

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  33. I'm really looking forward to choosing my 3 of 52. Seems a nice way to mark the half year by reflecting on the first 6 months. Week by week they seem to fly by but when i look back, some of the moments captured do seem a long time ago and he has grown up a lot in the time.

    Thanks so much, I have loved every step of this project!

    Sarahx

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  34. So very honored by the mention, Jodi -- thank you!

    As always, I'm blown away by your photography. I feel like I learn simply by viewing your photos. Gorgeous.

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  35. The Japanese maple leaves are so gorgeous at the moment aren't they? Love the caption or Poet- so true! Thanks for the warm welcome. Juniper is very much at home already. xx m.

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  36. I love the clarity in that first image, it's like someone scrubbed cleaned my computer screen! I also like a kid that doesn't feel the need to mug for every shot; unlike my girl who is VERY hard to capture without a gurn at the moment!!!

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  37. oh i do love the photo of poet. such a sweet capture.

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  38. Oh, I think I need an elfin vest for myself! The boy runs hot and refuses to wear a hand-knit even in the coldest months of winter.
    I, too, enjoyed the contrast of light/dark in these images, and oh! and it is clear that Poet does NOT trust those ants!

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