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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Focusing on Life - week one

In keeping in line with some of my goals for the year
I have decided to join Sally Russick's
The goal is to share one photo a week. 

Our first assignment was a self portrait. 
Another goal - to get in front of the camera more,
sends a powerful message to my kids about me and
my self esteem.

Ironically, I snapped this on one of my lunchtime walks
this week while at work. 
I am in my new, most wonderful coat, the day was chilly and sunny!
What a wonderful walk.

not great, but not bad! :) 

Please visit Sally's page and see what the rest of us are up to!

28 comments:

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

This is a great shot! I saw this series and am sorely tempted to join in - especially now. P.S. Love the coat, too. :)

Shirley Moore said...

I think this is a great project you all are doing, and I'm excited to follow your journey. And you are just too cute for words. :)

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

I love this shot of you Courtney. You look fabulous!

Tanya said...

It's a great shot. The coat is fabulous and such a great color for winter. I love how the headphone cord is just barely visible. I wonder what you were listening to.

Alice said...

What a great photo! I like how the light and shadows play on your face. You are so cute in your new wonderful coat and those sunglasses. I love that you have a goal to get in front of the camera more to send a message to your childrean about self esteem. I've never thought of it like that before. Thanks for the wakeup call.

Beti Horvath said...

Very nice! Love the light on your face. Nice coat, too!

Islandgirl said...

Great picture! Love the colour of your coat!

Elisabeth said...

Great picture - love the red coat!

Patti Van said...

What a perfect head shot of you - from the leaves in the background,to the red in the coat, and the IPOD court coming out of your ear! :) It's so real and not staged - I love it! You are beautiful! Gorgeous skin, too!

Stacie said...

Love the outside shot! And the glorious light playing on your pretty face!!!

kimmykats said...

Doesn't something new just give you an extra sparkle? Very nice self portrait.

Shel said...

Great shot and equally great coat - love the red!! I think this is gonna be a fun series, don't you?

Lishak said...

I love your shades! It does look like it was a beautiful day! Makes me want to get out and walk!

nbeltane said...

a lovely self portrait

Nicole from http://instagrampad.wordpress.com

Jenni said...

love the shot.. very cheery with the red... looks like a great coat. See you next week
jenni

Annette said...

I think it's a great photo! And I think you're a great mom to think about the message you're sending your kids.

Sally Russick said...

Beautiful photo Courtney! You look great in that comfy red coat!!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Wonderful picture and looks like you're having such a lovely day there!

Lola said...

I think this photo is great ... as is your lovely new coat! You look so beautiful and content!

Laura Twiford said...

I think it's a great shot and I love the reflections in your glasses too!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Fantastic! This photo is really fun-it makes me think of the phrase "the future is so bright, I gotta wear shades"!

Copper Diem said...

Great photo! love your snowy blog layout too by the way :)

A Polymer Penchant said...

Wonderful! Happiness is a great walk in the cool when the sun warms your face. Excellent point about the self-esteem message. I'm always trying to remember that my actions are always speaking and I hope they are saying what I want them to!

CraftyHope said...

I'm so far behind on my hopping, but I'm so very glad to get to see your face! :) It's a really wonderful picture, but you look so serious. Even so, you make me smile to see you.

Sandi Volpe said...

Courtney that is a fantastic shot, love the light and shadow and I always love a red coat...missed seeing you will have to try for another weekend.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Girl you got your movie star on! Love this shot of you XOXO Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Love your self-portrait, Courtney. I like how it was a spontaneous moment, taken during your lunch break!

Cindy said...

In case my comment didn't go through, just wanted you to know I love this spontaneous shot of you, Courtney!