This is my personal project and one that is very close to my heart: Photographing one whole day in my life, it began a couple of years ago on Monday Jan 1, 2018 when I did 1 day a week but now I am in my third year and am only doing them on every full moon. I hope you enjoy following along!
This marks the first entry for year three! This time I'm doing them every full moon and this day of the full moon was an emotional one but a day where so many memories were made. Both happy ones and sad ones. We spent time in the forest and had magical experiences but Forrest also got hurt which shook us up (luckily he was OK) but we also spent a beautiful evening by the sea.
I looked up into the tree and saw a lone crow staring back at me. I have always loved crows and got really happy and took a few steps closer and looked into her eyes and invited her to come down to us, I even said to you Nixie how I wished she would just come down and say hi to us! And I kid you not about 10 seconds later that is exactly what she did (you insisted this crow was a she)! You had some crumbs in your hands from Forrest's biscotti which the crow loved, she was even eating directly out of your hands!
For the past couple of months I have not been very good at keeping up with this project and have been doing it on random days.To be absolutely honest for the past couple of months I haven't been doing very well at all mentally and I realised that maybe it could be postnatal depression.
What a glorious day we had! We have some of our favourite people visiting from London for the week and this was our first morning together. You (Forrest) and I got up first and headed downstairs only to find Kayleigh, Rex and Zach already in the lounge, turned out they didn't have the best first night and sweet little Rex couldn't sleep so they all ended up sleeping downstairs!
And it is that time again for another entry for Artefact motherhood, a collaboration of artists & mothers from around the world..It was such an amazing day, I had been looking forward to this experience for such a long time! It was day 2 of our first camping trip as a family of four. Even though I barely got any sleep I woke up feeling so good, being out in the woods has a way of always making me feel better. And Nixie, you had been missing all of our camping adventures. It's something we have all missed.
After your morning Rugby class we headed to one of our favourite spots in the woods. It was so beautiful and so peaceful where we were, it was the perfect place to be during a heatwave. We had fun playing in the streams and playing with bubbles and then enjoyed the company of our sweet friends who came to join us. Zoryan had Borsch and you had the sweetest expression on your face and looked so left out like you were thinking but what about me?!?! Nixie had your back though and asked Elina if you could have some too, I love how she’s always looking out for you and thinking about you and your needs, your relationship and connection is really blossoming!!
Yesterday you turned four. I cannot quite believe it. Four years I have been a mumma, I still remember the first time we met as if it were yesterday. You came out into this world with bright red hair, your name was truly meant for you, you are our Phoenix, our little firebird. You are the greatest spiritual guide I’ve ever had, you inspire me to become the best version of myself and I feel so blessed that you chose us as your parents. Thank you for being you.