Sunday, June 19, 2011

Macro Monday Me

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Do you know how hard it is for a right-handed person to take a photo of their own right wrist? lol So, this is my butterfly number 5, representing surviving the first 5 years after cancer treatment. My friend Leanne designed it for me, she's awesome! There is a "5" in it, see it? Before taking this photo I didn't realize it's still peeling, lol. Macros are fun!

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This is my survivor's tattoo. The Chinese symbol stands for "to live" or "to survive", to do "survivor" would have been three symbols. From there I'm adding a butterfly for each year of survival, and a little blue star for each year of marriage. I'm now up to 5 butterflies and 8 stars - these 2 anniversaries are 1 day apart so it makes it easy to do.

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See that's how it's all together. I think I need some dots from the little butterfly to the big one to help tie them together more, and I'm thinking about a little scrolly thing at the head of the big one to kinda finish it off. From now on the small butterflies will be added to the other side, spiraling up my arm. Heck, even if I live to 90 I don't think it'll reach my elbow. Can you imagine a 90 year old lady going into a tattoo parlor!? lol

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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - THANX to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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I think I see a heart in this rock, and that's one of my favorite shapes!

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45 comments:

  1. Love that last pic...the sign is so inspiring!

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  2. Awesome Lisa! Perfect. Congratulations, and I love the saying about making up your mind.
    I'm just finishing my 15 1/2 years! You go girl!
    Hugs!
    Becky

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  3. oh, i'm gonna enjoy seeing these tattoos growing! i'll be with you 'til you're 90!

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  4. Hi Lisa,
    We had a lady in our church celebrate 30 years cancer free and she's still going strong! You are on your way. Don't look back.
    I love stories like yours....thanks so much for sharing with us. May you add many more butterflies & stars!
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston :-)

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  5. What a wonderful way to mark your battle...I would love to have one ( for my health battle)...but I would probably react to the ink as I do everything else...you go Lisa....Michelle

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  6. Wonderful tattoos and truly inspiring macros! :)

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  7. I'm speechless! Wishing you well!

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  8. Bravo Lisa. I like the inscription on that plaque. Your artistic vision is alive and well. Ahem! You might use a tripod?

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  9. The butterflies are beautiful. The Chinese symbol is interesting. I wonder how you managed to get the photo , it is beautiful!

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  10. Thank you for hosting.
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  11. John beat me to the tripod idea :-) I like your tattoos, they have special meaning and give you inspiration.

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  12. Lisa, thank you for sharing your tattoos...they are so beautiful and meaningful. My mother is a 14 year survivor...I know because she was diagnosed the year my youngest daughter was born...so we celebrate both each year!

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  13. Lisa, this was great to learn more about all of your little butterflies! New Life on your wrist, twirling and swirling with each new year, GREAT!! I can imagine a 90 year old woman going into the tattoo parlor. One of our bus drivers is somewhere in her later 70's and she got a tattoo a few years ago ;) Pretty spunky!!

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  14. This is an excellent reminder to be thankful for each and every day. And all you have to do is look down at your wrist. Very cool. Congratulations on being cancer-free for 5 years! And Happy Anniversary!

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  15. ...and I hava no tattoo at all:-) Good pictures of you:-)

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  17. Congratulations to you and your 5 years! May you celebrate many more 5 years!

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  18. Celebrating your % year Anniversary with you!!!!!! I see the heart in the rock too!!! I love hearts and I have a small collections of heart shaped rocks. Always on the lookout for them and then sometimes they just jump right out and say here I am!!!!

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  19. I really love these and love your tattoo.

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  20. Your tattoos are so beautiful and meaningful.!

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  21. You are awesome. I can't wait to see future tattoos and I don't like tattoos, but yours are unique - they are like medals, awards, something absolutely amazing. You go girl!

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  23. Wish you many stars and butterflys arounding your arm till upper! xoxo Tina
    And I love this stone heart! :)

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  24. I like your tattoos Lisa, so pretty yet they have a special meaning behind them. Way to go girl! more butterflies coming your way ...

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  25. How moving ! I wish you to have a whole lot of other butterflies flying up on your arm !!

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  26. This is an excellent reminder to be thankful for each and every day. And all you have to do is look down at your wrist.
    Very cool macro!
    Greeting from Sweden-Singapore!
    http://sandberg2singapore.blogg.se

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  27. I love your tattoos Lisa, and the ideas behind getting them. And I can see the number 5 in the first photo!

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  28. I admire your tattoos. I don't have the guts to get them.

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  29. sure, I see the 5 in your tattoo. Love it. And I see the ehart too. :) Nice work.

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  30. Congratulations, Lisa! What a fabulous way to celebrate each anniversary!

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  31. Very cool and pretty way to put your survivorship in perpsective. Love it! :)

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  32. A tatoo is the perfect way to celebrate...and what an original symbol too!

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  34. I like how you incorporated everything. I feel its so very important for the tattoo to have meaning for you. The five is really clever and cute.

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  35. Congratulations on both of those awesome and important anniversaries!! ...here's to flowers and butterflies reaching your shoulder! :)

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  36. great post, and I absolutely love the last shot--and funny but I can see you at age 90 getting a tatoo :)

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  37. Congratulations on your 5 years. Butterflies are such a great symbol of freedom.

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  38. Congratulations on five years! My mom makes seven years this year.

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  39. I'm not always a big fan of tattoos but I love the meaning and design of yours and hope for it to continue growing for years and years.

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  40. I'm a little late, today. Can't wait to see your tats reach your elbow!

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  41. May your body be FILLED with butterflies! I love it.

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  42. The tattoos are very nice, but more than anything, I'm glad you are a 5 year cancer survivor and an 8 year marriage survivor! :-)

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