My Lay-Flat Mondays (20)

Photography challenge
Week 20 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 20: June 23 – June 29

Photography challenge

 
– Monstera Plant Leaves: living tropical
 
– Pink Calla Lilies: they make a beautiful bouquet with the monstera leaves
 
– Purple umbrella: it has been raining like cats and dogs pretty much all week…
 
– Black Board: as you can see I’m celebrating the opening of Singapore’s business by a trip to the dentist
 
– Mangoes: we have been offered some delicious mangoes from India… really delicious… and a lot of them… so I’m becoming some sort an expert in the field of mango upside-down cake 🙂
 
– Mask: still mandatory (I discovered some advantages of worrying it as walking near a durian stand)
 
– Camera

My Lay-Flat Mondays (19)

Week 19 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 19: June 16 – June 22

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

– Myrthus branches: the flower shop is now open again, so new scent for this week!
 
– Pink Flowers: Frangipani, pick up in the street on the way to school
 
– Blue Flowers: Hortensia – my grand-parents house in France has lots of beautiful ones, so they are loaded of emotions for me.
 
– Candles: another birthday this week – my second girl turned 8!!
 
– Black Board: “Phase 2” – which means that I can finally go back to work… yeah!!!
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (18)

Week 18 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 18: June 08 – June 15
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
My personal weekly photography challenge: describing my past week in a Lay-Flat setting.
– Bougainvillea branches: because it was time to prune it
 
– Flowers: red anthurium (from my balcony), purple chrysanthemum (from the shop)
 
– Play-doh: I got some new play-doh for the kids this week so the creations went wild
 
– Black Board: “Baking Show”, we filmed our own baking competition!! (making play-doh cakes!!)
 
– Magazine: I’ve received a new Click Magazine this week, which I usually opened like a kid and read in one hour. Loads of inspiration in each one of them….
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera

My Lay-Flat Mondays (17)

Week 17 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 17: June 01 – June 07
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Flowers: honestly no idea what their name might be, they make a nice bouquet 🙂
 
– Black Board: “Phase 1”, so we started this week the first phase of re-opening after the Circuit Breaker, some subtiles changes, but a step in the good direction!
 
– Kid bus card: because the schools reopened this week!! (the kids get to go every other week)
 
– Sponge: because we’re having water leak issues in our apartment this week 😦 …
 
– Cutting Board: mangoes covered in dark chocolate (my new favorite snack!!!)
 
– mask: still mandatory (all day long for the kids at school…)
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (16)

Week 16 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 16: May 26 – June 01
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
– Palm tree branch: living tropical
 
– Hibiscus flower: from my balcony
 
– Kiwis on a black background, for a new photography series I’m working on (fruits and vegetables, in black and white, on a dark background)
 
– Ballerina outfit: this week was school break, and filled with dancing
 
– mask: can’t wait to be able to remove it from these pictures…
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (15)

Week 15 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 15: May 18 – May 25
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– Palm tree branch: living tropical (yes, I know It’s getting old… looking forward to the plant shops to re-open!!)
– Hibiscus flowers: from my balcony
– Blue class notebook: another week of home schooling filled with french grammar 😉
– Limes: one of my favorite fruits: I add them everywhere, in my cakes, on our crepes, on the fish, I make juices out of them, …
– Black board: can you guess from my drawing what are weekly movie night was? Yes, the Trolls!! (I say Movie night, but the kids watched it more than once this week…)
– Wooden baby puzzle pieces: my little one is starting his puzzle phase…
– mask: made in Singapore and now mandatory to go out.
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (14)

Week 14 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
 
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
 
 
So here it is!
Week 14: May 11 – May 18
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
Weekly photography Challenge
 
– Palm tree branch: living tropical (yes, I know It’s getting old… looking forward to the plant shops to re-open!!)
 
– Frangipani flowers: from a first walk around the block
 
– Paint: one of my girl decided to start painting this week (painting her siblings)
 
– Coloured ice cubes: for ice painting assignments from school which ended up in what everyone wanted to do
 
– Black board: for one more week of homeschooling
 
– Penguin drawing: movie night was “Happy Feet”
 
– mask: made in Singapore and now mandatory to go out.
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

Struck by Lighting!!!

Once upon a time….

In a not so far away country (well it all depends on where you live really….)

Lived a photographer (yes, it might be me)

Within the first days of Covid-19 confinement

She got very motivated about using this time to boost her inspiration

To learn new skills, develop her craft!!!

But days followed days

Weeks followed weeks

And at some point she realised that

The initial motivation was long gone

What is Monday or Sunday?

Would they ever get out again? (very dramatic, I know…)

And then… one evening….

As she was walking by the study to go to the kitchen

She saw the light!!!

And she dropped her washing the dishes plans

To meet her camera again…

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My Lay-Flat Mondays (13)

Week 13 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston
Personal weekly photography Challenge
– Palm tree branch: living tropical (yes, I know It’s getting old… looking forward to the plant shops to re-open!!)
 
– Mini-red roses:, from my balcony
 
– Mother’s Day Card: made by my big girl. All my kids made my mother’s Day yesterday just magical.
 
– Black board: I resumed my home school duties this week (it seems that I’m at the same time a kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade teacher – they’re in bilingual classes so I have to teach both in french and english – and no I’m not even trying the Mandarin, they’re on their own for that!!)
 
– mask: made in Singapore and now mandatory to go out.
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography

My Lay-Flat Mondays (12)

Week 12 of my new series: My Lay Flat Mondays!!
The purpose: describe my past week in just one picture, boots my creativity vibes at the same time, and stop going through life one week at the time without even noticing it.
So here it is!
Week 12: Apr 27 – May 03

My Lay-Flat Mondays © Catherine Houston

 
– Palm tree branch: living tropical
 
– Red Leaves: from my “Chinese Evergreen” (Aglaonema) plant, from my balcony
 
– Seeds: doing new plantations with the girls
 
– Insta Pictures: passion fruits and passion fruit fondant cake (yummy!!!)
 
– Medication: because I’ve been feeling quite under the weather this week
 
– Blue Nail polish: the girls opened a “feel good” salon at home, with nail services, hair brushing and massages!!! I love that game :-).
 
– Scissors and baby hair: because their little brother went to their beauty salon, and I said they could “take care” of his hair – meaning brush it, but it appears that you always have to be super specific with kids!!! (the result is quite good)
 
– mask: made in Singapore and now mandatory to go out.
 
– Camera
© 2020 MermozinePhotography