I am thrilled to be collaborating with a group of passionate photographers who are documenting everyday details that show “Kids Were Here“. The group was inspired by a project by the lovely Ketti Photography. On a personal note, it is an ideal complement to my “#minismesses” iphone series on Instagram.
These still life images serve as a daily reminder that my days are awash in chaos, whimsy, laughter and laundry (sometimes all at once). They capture toys and spills and puddles and piles. Sentimental, solitary moments of childhood ephemera. A gentle prodding to live in the now and stop looking toward the “then.” And though sometimes I pray for clean and quiet and still, I know all too well it will come. And I will yearn for tiny shrieks of laughter in my bedroom. For toys and loveys strewn about. For signs of a daily life well lived. For traces of my babies who once were. For reminders that Kids Were Here–and they were life and light and love.
See images from other artists and links to their web sites on the Kids Were Here blog on the first day of every month.
[Moses Hearts Storm Trooper]
[For the Last Time, Where Are My Shoes?]
[Scout's Room on a Friday Afternoon]