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PROJECT: 12 Emotions in 2013 (PEACEFUL)


[ Peaceful, October 2013 ]

Model: Destanie Taylor    Hairstylist: Danielle Ballard

Peaceful is deceiving.

It’s the pause before the attack. The shock during the fall. The pretty lie that hides the betrayal.

The tumult that must proceed often tests the sanity and faith of even the most devout. Yet, it is here in the eye of life’s swirling trials where we gather the courage to face that which we fear most and press on. Progress usually feels slow and difficult to mark. But minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day, the roots of our survival are digging in and taking hold.

So the next time our world tilts, we’ll counter the shift with a strong back, a determined heart, and a soul that knows to turn inward to find peace.

Be sure to visit Kristina‘s site to see her powerful work.


  • Debbie WibowoOctober 30, 2013 - 9:40 am

    I am in awe….The portrait is insanely beautiful. The dramatic light really enhances the mood. And your words, Penelope!!! So true and so beautiful. I am in love with this.ReplyCancel

  • crisstephensNovember 10, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    OMG! I am just speachless. gosh this is so strong and beautiful Penelope!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa TarpleeNovember 10, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    stunning. I love her eyes. Your words are powerful as well. LoveReplyCancel

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PROJECT: 12 Emotions in 2013 (OVERWHELMED)

[ Overwhelmed, September 2013 ]

How sweet it would be to have the power to shield the little ones we love from the Fallout.

Be it from decisions made in earnest and with great care or hard choices made in times of turmoil, there will come a time when what we feel is best will rudely rock the world of our children. Then words, even soothing and reassuring ones, often do little to console such young minds and hearts so overwhelmed by change.

So I hug my two. Wherever. Whenever.

I did before, but now a hug means more. Some days it banishes doubt. Others days, a hug comforts or simply anchors.

Not just them, but me, too.

Now head over to my friend Cris’ blog to see her incredible take on this month’s theme.



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  • Kristina GorokhovaSeptember 29, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    i love this image-the perspective, the angle, the way she hugs her toys! They are both her shield and friends!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie WibowoOctober 30, 2013 - 9:42 am

    Your words are just powerful, Penelope. Short but really powerful. And that’s beautiful! Your BW work also stands out. Love this one.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa TarpleeNovember 10, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    I love this and your words… the love indeed anchors our weary soulsReplyCancel

Project 12: Words Though Images


[ First Day of School, September 2013 ]


Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

~ Dr. Seuss

Be sure to visit the very talented Cris, whose work is a force of its own.







Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”

~ Audrey Hepburn

Please stop by Francesca’s blog to see her inspiring work.


  • francescaSeptember 22, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    nothing like the moment you feel like the mother of a superstar 🙂ReplyCancel

  • francescaSeptember 22, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    P, I am LOVING that quote. just what I needed. xoxoReplyCancel

PROJECT: 12 Emotions in 2013 (ALONE)


[ Alone, August 2013 ]

“Sometimes you have to stand alone to make sure you still can.”

~ Unknown.

Now stop by  Sam’s blog for her powerful perspective.

1 comment
  • Debbie WibowoOctober 30, 2013 - 9:43 am

    Awesome, awesome portrait. I hope you print this big!!ReplyCancel