Sally, The Studio Sublime, is hosting 52 weeks of photos. She sends the group an email of that week's photo and you take the photo and post on Saturday's. You can post to your blog, Instagram, Flickr and so on. I thought it would be fun to participate and I signed up.
Our first week photo was "Self Portrait". I was thinking to myself, "OMG I HATE MY PICTURE TAKEN!". Just ask my family; my uncle gets mad at me because I won't let him take my picture. I have always hated my picture taken and it has just gotten worse as I got older.
But then I thought to myself, PHOTOSHOP :) Thank goodness for photoshop I can I hide my double chin :) Seriously though I thought this would be good because we live in a society that places to much store on how a person looks. I am one of the hardest people on myself and how I look. This would be a good thing, to find something I like about myself in this weeks photo of Self-Portraits.
I took more than just one photo - so bear with me as we go on this journey.
I took this picture a few months ago, after I downloaded the app Camera360 (nice touchups). I love this picture of myself, in front of my favorite thing the enameling kiln. I also love this picture because of the red hair. For almost 20 years I colored my hair blonde (original hair color dark brown that turned dark dark red in the summertime). I just think of my grandma and how she would have a smile on her face to see me with red hair (grandma, my aunts and my great-grandma were red heads). Plus you can't see the double chin in this photo :) I also love the color of the frames on my glasses - something fun and funky.
This is me working in front of the computer. Mom says I look way intense right now. I think I was working on a blog post or something with Etsy (it has been almost a week and I have slept since then). What I love about this photo is my hair. I have been letting it grow back out for the last year and I love how it looks when I curl it. Plus I feel more girly with longer hair, though it is a pain in the hiney to take care of and to color (as you can see some gray at the bangs - color hair next weekend after I get paid).
This is my second favorite spot - my comfy couch at home petting my kitties or reading. Right now I am petting my youngest cat Reville. Not to bad of a photo except I am not smiling. Trying to take your picture with your phone (huge phone), pet cat and push button on phone is really quite interesting. I had just taken a shower and the hair is all over the place but I like this photo because I am comfortable and in a happy place right then (even with the frown on my face).
This was a picture I took Thursday night on my comfy couch all curled up in front of my favorite wall of my house. It is my "Memorial Wall". The Bronze Star and Flag are my Grandpa Lee's, you can see three of my plaques, my Vietnam Memorial Wall picture and above it is a picture of "Women in the Military" postage stamp photo mom got me for a Christmas gift one year. I love this picture because it is of me with no makeup, my hair a mess, in pj's, under the covers in front of something I see every day to remind me of my time, my grandpa's time in the military. These are good memories for me. It also reminds me of how I use to look out in the field, like crap :) My hair a mess and under a doo rag, no makeup and not caring one freaking bit!!!
I have to thank Sally for a wonderful first week photo. It made me think of myself and that having your photo taken isn't that bad (and the phone/camera not breaking).