Tots100 has teamed up with Printerpix to host a family photography competition, with the prize being a fantastic brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 bridge camera plus memory card, worth £500 , plus another £100 to spend at Printerpix .
So, with my love of taking pics and having them printed, made in to books, put on canvas etc I definitely wanted to enter. I have over 3000 photo’s just on my phone, that’s without the thousands I have on the laptop, that I have in albums & on the walls. I’ve always loved art, now I have children though I love my art to be on the subject I love most, my family
It’s been almost impossible to choose just one picture but as I had to I have chosen this one of our 4 year old daughter Summer, taken last September in the garden. I chose it because if ever there was a picture that captured her joie de vivre then this is it. It also has added comedy value given the expression on her face almost matches the expression on the ball (as does her brother’s just behind her!). I just love it, the picture sums her up perfectly. All my children are so different in nature. Summer’s nature has always been sunny, pardon the pun. From the moment she was born she has been happy and her love of life has always shone through. Everybody notices this about her, she takes life by the throat and gives it a metaphorical throttle and she’s utterly undeterred to do nothing more than enjoy life. She is probably the biggest handful of all my children but she has a huge heart. Recently her eldest sister has been extremely poorly, Summer has been exceptionally loving and thoughtful to her. So lovely to see in someone so small. Just this week Summer’s Great Nan passed away. Summer was heartbroken, she used to visit her Great Nan in her care home & Nan’s face would always light up seeing Summer. After I broke the news about Great Nan to her and once she had stopped crying she said to me ‘Mummy please can we go visit another old person in Great Nan’s care home?’ I asked why, I really didn’t understand why she would want to visit someone she didn’t know. Her reply was so innocent yet so lovely and made me so proud to be her Mummy. She said ‘because they might be lonely and everyone likes to have visitors and if we give them flowers it will cheer them up, that is all’.
So this post is not just my entry but it’s for my daughter Summer Eloise, a post she will one day be able to look back on, and this picture is of a memory captured, a memory of a days spent in the garden playing with her siblings and of the very happiest of times
This post is Jo’s at thoughtsfromthekitchensink.wordpress.com/ entry in to the Printerpix Photo competition in the children age 2-4 years category.