#AMonthOnFilm – Traces of COVID

5—Traces of COVID This probably isn’t what most people think of for traces of covid. People in masks and markers for “social distancing” are very common. Something that seems to be less commonly mentioned is the toll covid is taking on our mental health. I already had intense mental health struggles before covid and nowContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – Traces of COVID”

#AMonthOnFilm – Outside looking in

4—Outside looking in My view from the front porch looking in at my family around the table at the end of supper. #amonthonfilm is a photo project with prompts hosted by two photographers on InstagramPhoto taken: September 4, 2020 For this project I used: Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 400 film developed & scanned by TheContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – Outside looking in”

#AMonthOnFilm – Routine

3—Routine Ben preparing to put ylang ylang essential oil combined with carrier oil on me. This has become part of my daily routine—every 2 hours while I’m awake we apply essential oil to me in order to help with my trauma response and mental health symptoms. The symptoms are so intense and debilitating and canContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – Routine”

#AMonthOnFilm – 6 pm

2—6 pm 6 pm light shining through through the mist of the essential oil diffuser. #amonthonfilm is a photo project with prompts hosted by two photographers on InstagramPhoto taken: September 2, 2020 For this project I used: Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 400 film developed & scanned by The Darkroom Lab

#AMonthOnFilm – A sacred space

1—A sacred space In bed holding my NewSpring Bible. It was an incredibly meaningful gift for my birthday in August. In a way it symbolizes a starting over. A realization that I’m more interested in the truth of the Bible and what God says and thinks than pleasing church culture. I’ve always had this inContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – A sacred space”

#AMonthOnFilm – Something you want to remember

30—Something you want to remember My husband and children—they were the first thing I thought of that I want to remember. I am thankful for them and that they were all willing to sit together in one spot so I could get them all in one photo (which is no small task). #amonthonfilm is aContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – Something you want to remember”

#AMonthOnFilm – Signs of Mother Nature

29—Signs of Mother Nature Just some clover growing along the road across from our house. #amonthonfilm is a photo project with prompts hosted by two photographers on InstagramPhoto taken: June 29, 2020 For this project I used: Nikon FE, Kodak Portra 400 film developed & scanned by The Darkroom Lab

#AMonthOnFilm – A guilty pleasure

28—A guilty pleasure A giant bowl of super fudge brownie ice cream. I used to crave this a lot and “eat my feelings” with ice cream on a regular basis. Now I’m a little more aware of my feelings and what’s going on with me and don’t crave it quite so often and also tryContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – A guilty pleasure”

#AMonthOnFilm – From above

27—From above We don’t get out much anymore so the kids have resorted to some interesting forms of entertainment. Abigail played around on the keyboard for a while today so I took a picture from above. #amonthonfilm is a photo project with prompts hosted by two photographers on InstagramPhoto taken: June 27, 2020 For thisContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – From above”

#AMonthOnFilm – Water

26—Water As I try to cope with, cultivate a sense of safety and grow through severe mental health struggles and trauma responses it is one of my goals each day (among a few other things) to turn on this water and take a shower. In the not so distant past I was not capable ofContinue reading “#AMonthOnFilm – Water”