i am amazed how many people are joining this project every week. welcome!! i have literally spent all day soaking up info from so many great blogs. i have a recap in progress, but will hold off until tomorrow to post (hoping in include some last minute posters out there!!)
so, now i've introduced you to my hometown: southport, north carolina.
in north carolina, we only have rear tags on our cars. that leaves the front bumper wide open for all manner of creative license plates. there are your university alum plates, your endangered species plates, your patriotic plates, your air-brushed personalized plates, your parrothead plates... i could go on.
my favorite front bumper plate is a design that has become very popular here over the past five years or so (and maybe where you live?) it's the euro-style, oval plate, which features a 2 or 3 letter abbreviation for your town/country, etc. (GB for Great Britain, OBX for the Outer Banks, etc.)
the abbreviation for SouthPorT is SPT. i see these letters everywhere throughout my day. and it finally clicked one day last week, as i was reading comments - several people were abbreviating self-portrait tuesday as spt. (i think i first noticed it in a comment from amy m.) it has sort of stuck. and while i originally thought i would get all crazy renaming this thing, spt sort of feels right.
there are self-portrait tuesdays and self-portrait challenges all over the blogosphere. i hope that what we are doing here is experiencing the fun of the challenge in a safe, supportive, creative community - this group of women who truly inspire me every week. as chad from alltel would say, you're all in *my circle.*
so, spt it is (for me.) you might think of it as "self-portrait tuesday," or "self-purpose tuesday," or "she photographs on tuesdays," or "shoot pictures on tuesdays..." seeing these license plates around town will make me smile even wider now.