Thursday, January 21, 2010

You Capture: Love around your home

This challenge was interesting.
I spent a lot of time wandering around my house wondering what "things"  I really loved.
I have a lot of stuff, maybe too much stuff, but the things that truly make me smile are these people.


 All four of them!  Love them all.

I also happen to love these portraits that I had done of them a couple of years ago by an amazing artist.
(It's only the angle of the picture that makes one child look bigger than the other.)
 

Another great love... my books!


My piano!
I don't play, but my children do and they do it well.
I love hearing them practice or just goof around on it.



And again... the kids.
I love the look of concentration on her face as she begins her painting. 


I also really love my husband...


Check out everyone else's great shots here.
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26 comments:

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots! Love the drawings! Thanks for your comments, also. :)

Leslie said...

i love them too!!!

Mrs Soup said...

Gorgeous as always! Love the piano especially!

I'm hoping my daughter will play my piano...as I don't.

H-Mama said...

Love the art in your home... including the look of concentration. ;) Love the piano pic.

Sidnie said...

The drawings are beautiful!

And I'm a sap for books... I love to get lost in them.

T.J. said...

I always wanted a close up of those pictures- thanks, great shots :) And AMEN to books- I put them in my Capture too- love 'em!

Together We Save said...

Love the drawings... sweet shot of your daughter painting.

Rhonda Stansberry said...

Lovely shots!

Saj said...

What lovely captures! Those drawings are amazing, and your books are so inviting!

Melissa said...

Great shots! Those portraits are great and I love the look of concentration on your daughter's face.

Jientje said...

I love what you picked, and I know I would have a hard time choosing too. There are so many things we're attached to.

The "you capture" sounds like a lovely challenge, I'll keep it in mind.

Elizabeth said...

Those sketches are wonderful!! very nice pictures!

MaryMary said...

I love your books too! Great drawing of the kiddos!

Colleen said...

Thanks, everybody!! I wish I could point you to the artist's website, but he doesn't have one. However, if anyone is in the Maryland area in August, he should be working at the Montgomery County fair. His name is Jay.

jaime said...

I love the portraits - amazing!

Megryansmom said...

I love the sound of the piano, wish I could play. You're very fortunate that your children can play.

sdwaard said...

The portraits are lovely! I also love the stacks of books. They look very well loved :)

CJ said...

Nice pictures, and great things to love :) Also like how you worded in your "About you", that you and your camera see things differently, and occasionally agree - cute and so very true with cameras!! Great work.

Amy said...

I really enjoyed your photos! I love the portraits.

Graceful said...

We share a love of books! I enjoyed your pictures -- my favorie is the one with your daughter painting in intense concentration!

Thanks for stopping by Graceful today...

Grammie/Mom said...

Ahh, I remember some of those books hanging around the house! Julia is so cute! Dan too!

Elaine A. said...

Those portraits are AMAZING!! What a beautiful idea.

And your piano makes me wish I had one so bad. I used to play as a teenager and I want to start again... Love the photo too!

WackyMummy said...

Those portraits are fantastic! I love that they're drawn, and not painted. They have wonderful spirit to them. =)

Dcan said...

Great drawings of your kids! Your book shots turned out great - looks like we have some things in common, books, piano, kid art - all faves at our house.

Michelle said...

Great post and such a fun theme too and I think I will use this theme for next weeks photos!

Teri said...

Hey Colleen, I just participated in my first "You Capture" too!! I was just checking out some of the links, and when I saw the name "Colleen" I clicked on it and wondered if it was my friend Colleen! And it was you! :) It made me smile. I love your pics!!