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Project 12 Portraits | Faceless Portraits

In our Project 12 blog circle this month, we focused on creating a portrait that didn’t include a face. I think a portrait should demonstrate “who a person is” in some way; it should show a facet of their personality. And since Emily started high school this fall and has her first-ever locker, I decided to focus on that. She personalized it, made it hers–got the required binders in some of her favorite bright, cheery colors, collected cute baskets and magnets to hold her stuff, and chose photos of treasured memories with some of her favorite people (and yes, her Dad and I feel lucky and honored to still earn a coveted spot!), and printed still more photos that she took herself with her ever-growing photography skills (of which I am SO proud)! She ended up with a lower locker that’s definitely less convenient, but at the same time the lower ones are twice as tall as the rest, so she even had room for shelves. She is so excited!



As always, please continue on in our little circle to see what beautiful work Laura came up with this month!!

  • Allison Jacobs - September 19, 2013 - 8:25 am

    High school!!! What an amazing time for Emily. <3 Love that you still got to photograph her setting up her locker (which includes photos of course!). These are great memories.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Carey - September 19, 2013 - 8:37 am

    Lockers! Our kids don’t have lockers in our schools. What fun they are missing! I love these of her getting her locker all fixed up. Love the picture of her and her dad!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Norris - September 19, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Such a cool way to document her start in high school!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - September 19, 2013 - 9:16 am

    I love these! How many kids have pics of their super fun lockers? I totally remember mine and the time I spent decorating it. It was completely the reason I was late to all my classes. Love these, as always. Great memories!ReplyCancel

  • cblayloc - September 20, 2013 - 8:28 am

    You are one lucky Mama that she has you and her Dad in her locker. You sure are doing something right!! These are great that you have captured these memories for her : )ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 1, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Aww, wonderful idea! I’m sure she will love looking back on these when she is older!ReplyCancel