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

the 52 project: 26/52.

[52 project participants who inspired me last week: Little Beds, last day of may, bleubird vintage, this whole family, and of course Che and Fidel]


"Nature is magic."

A small but mighty sentiment, as expressed by master painter Robert Bateman in a recent address at Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. (excerpt from his address found in today's issue of The Tyee). In his address Bateman offers several pieces of advice, including:

don't worry, it makes no sense // procrastinate about worrying // fall in love with nature, gratitude is a good idea // 
never, ever harbour resentment // beauty matters // lucky you - we are lucky to be able to do work, 
say "how wonderful!" when facing a sink full of dishes

The article has inspired me to think about the kinds of thoughts that are useful to my well-being and that of my family, and made me want to say thanks to a dandelion right now! Definitely worth a read

Thanks, nature. 


  1. Your daughter is beautiful! She looks like she loves exploring the world around her!

  2. Magic is right! Love seeing littles explore the world around them. You've done a wonderful job capturing it! :D

  3. Has to be my favourite of the week! Beautiful.