Live, Lose, Love

To live is to lose, so we might as well love.


Self Portrait Challenge – Collection Six

With this project coming to a close, I just want to say what a blast it has been. I’ve had a wonderful time manipulating my appearance and expressing myself through these images, and I hope you guys have enjoyed viewing them. I highly recommend taking on the challenge yourself –   it forces you to think beyond the normal “selfie” mentality and will hopefully increase your creativity and yield some great photos. I’ll probably do the challenge again before the year is out, but we’ll see. Fingers crossed! 🙂

Twenty Seven. “True Love”



Twenty Eight. “Essence”



Stay tuned for the last entries of the challenge – they should be posted shortly!

Self Portrait Challenge – Collection Four

Seventeen. “Girl with Flower”


Background credit:

D., Isabelle. “Le Papier Peint à Fleurs Fait Son Grand Retour.” Web log post. LaMinuteDeco., 10 Dec. 2011. Web. 7 Jan. 2014.

All other components (silhouette, editing, etc.) are my own work .

Eighteen. “Natural”


Nineteen. “Nightmare”


A quick note: Thank you to all of my recent followers/commenters/viewers! I appreciate all of you and just want to remind you a Facebook page does exist for Bits of Blue if anyone wants to follow the blog just a little more closely. I’ll share the link below. Thank you all again for your support! 🙂


Photo Diary of a Snow Day – Part One?

I’ve taken a photo every hour of my day so far so as to capture the odds and ends of what makes snow days so great. Enjoy! 

9:53 am, “View From My Window”Image


10:55am “Cleaning Time!”



12:06 pm “Snack Time”


~1pm “Time to Get Started!”


1:59 pm “Life of a Double-Major”



3:00pm “Fresh Turkey Chili – Yum!”