Linking up with Jodi and Living Arrows with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.
Kitty: Concentrating hard on your first attempt at needle felting. I’m still not sure either of us have quite got the method right, and we did seem to keep trying to felt the wool to the cushion, but I love how much enjoyment you took from it. Years ago when you were a tiny baby I had to keep telling myself to hold back, to wait until you were truly ready, even though I was itching to share with you all of my passions, and usually all at once. And now you are big enough, big enough at least to be handed the needle felting punch and the fibre and left to experiment while I set your sister up wet felting. You made a beautiful pink and purple and blue sort of heart shape but shh, don’t tell Daddy, I have some plans for that for next weekend.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.8, ISO 320)
Elma: You had a tough time this morning; we’d played up the excitement of going to the optician for an eye test so much to your sister that you were positively affronted to be left out, especially when your sister told you it was because you didn’t know your letters yet, so when you’d calmed a little and we dried your tears and had a cuddle, we took off for the park to wait for the other half of the family. Walking through the door you asked straight away if we had any bread for the ducks, absolutely certain that I’d find something in my “workhandbag”, but unless ducks like business cards I was all out. Salvation came in the form of a generous mama with a little girl of her own who handed you a good chunk of their sliced brown, and I watched with such pride as you handed some straight on to Pip, before setting out to feed Mama goose, Daddy goose, two little sister geese and a brother goose.
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/4, ISO 200)
Pip: Digger trousers, a dinosaur coat and a smile that says everything about what you think of feeding the ducks. I think the geese were starting to get a bit full but you weren’t too impressed by the one that didn’t want your bit of bread. After all, Mama had stopped you eating it just to give it to the ducks; how could he turn it down? But fortunately a friend gobbled it up and everything in your world was right again!
(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/4, ISO 125)