It’s the end of the sixth month of my #littlestoriesofmylife project over on Instagram, celebrating and/or sharing the tiniest elements of the stories of our lives. Small doesn’t equate to insignificant: these are the little moments that add up to the narratives that carry us all. In Instagram’s frames of beauty or of emotion, we are each the teller of our own story. I ask for people to share their stories by tagging with #littlestoriesofmylife any picture that captures a moment, or contains a narrative, however small it may be. Amazingly, the tag has now smashed the twenty thousand posts mark, with over 24,000 posts to date! I am absolutely blown away by the stories that are shared via #littlestoriesofmylife every single day.
Wildflower Illustration Co. were kind enough to provide one of their fabulous ‘a year’s supply of cards’ as a prize for my favourite February image. It was, as always, a challenge to choose it! The hashtag is full of so many beautiful images, and so many wonderful small stories. It is always a privilege to share in every one. As with last month, I have selected six favourites, and one overall winner. I include with each image its caption, for therein the details of the story can be found.
@hanbullivant Happy Spring baby girl. This morning, in the half light. (Bye bye winter books, hello Spring books, a favourite seasonal tradition)
@catherine_frawley When on Wardour St it would be rude not to pop into Tap Coffee. Have a lovely weekend x
@salikons_roser Winter flowers…💐
@so_siehts_jinke: Saturday: a grey day became a quiet office day to get lots of work done and now with the first signs of blue sky on my way home to enjoy the weekend left
@lillyann48 we are mosaics. pieces of light, love, history and stars glued together with magic and music and words.
@owl_emma see + feel. My valentine flowers, Darren forgot to bin them last week when in was away in Morocco. I returned to find them dried, and somehow just as beautiful. I think I’m rather maudlin at heart.
Finally, my favourite image this month is by Mary of @fleaandbear. I love everything about this image- the composition, the colours, the light reflected on the bowls, the early spring feeling… Such a simple weekend moment, and yet so beautifully captured. I feel like stepping into this picture and helping myself to a bun!
@fleaandbear A slow Saturday morning here, hot cross buns and banana smoothies are involved… Happy Saturday all xx
Mary, do email me your address, and I’ll arrange for your prize to be sent out to you.
Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far. The #littlestoriesofmylife gallery remains a magical space to lose a few moments. The project is an ongoing one, so if you are on Instagram, please do continue to tag your images.