Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don’t worry about my destiny.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
~Henry Van Dyke
The October Self Portrait Challenge in The Art of Self Portraiture Community on Google+ is live! This month’s theme is “Creepy/Disturbing” in honor of Halloween. So go ahead and do your best at doing your worst and submit a self portrait before the end of the month. You may learn a little something and you’ll have a chance to win one of 4 great prizes. Details below.
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This Event remains open until 11:59 CST October 31st, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. Please read all rules (scroll down). Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified.
Keep an eye on the submissions to the Event and you’ll notice moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community adding their own “creepy/disturbing” self portraits. We each may add multiple photos – remember that moderators cannot win, but we’re putting our photos in to inspire you! If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/M7XTQ and ask away! We have categories for questions and discussion and are happy to help with anything.
Get your disturbing on, be creative, and have fun!
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There will be 4 winners. 1st place winner selects choice of 4 prizes. 2nd place selects choice of 3 remaining prizes. 3rd place selects choice of 2 remaining prizes. 4th place receives the remaining prize. Winners must respond within 24 hours of being contacted or new winners will be chosen.
At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we’ll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course.
Please Remember These Rules:
*Enter Only Your Own Work
*Enter Only ONE Photo
*Only SELF PORTRAITS
*Must adhere to this month’s theme.
*Photo Must Be Taken in October 2013
*Can Only Win Once Every 6 Months
*Winners Must Respond Within 24 Hours of Contact
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One of the highlights of Braden’s birthday yesterday was our visit to iFly Austin – an indoor skydiving experience. I was pretty sure Braden would really dig the ability to float on air in a wind tunnel, and, well… I think I was right. Here’s a photo we got from the built-in camera at iFly.
Seriously, if there’s one of these places near you, I 100% recommend you go. Take your kids, your friends, yourself. The entire staff was awesome – friendly, helpful, good natured, and highly skilled. Seriously, they put on a great show at the end of each class – the instructors/trainers did some crazy mind-blowing stunts inside that tunnel. It’s amazing to watch.
Thanks so much to Josh, Braden’s instructor. He was wonderful with Braden, and kind enough to offer to take this photo of all us together with my camera before Braden’s flight.
seven years ago
i saw your face for the first
time – it was perfect
in so many ways
you have changed, grown, and flourished
but this fact remains
you will always be
the best thing that has ever
happened to your mom
This photo is from Braden’s 1 Year Birthday. Today he turns 7.
The time is flying by, but I cherish everything, and with each passing day, ever more so.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
~Zora Neale Hurston