I’m joining Ariella (who writes one of my favorite blogs) who joined Juliana on a series of self portraits.
When I read Ariella‘s post, I could totally relate.
There is so much about me that I don’t like and that I would change. Physically, I’m never as comfortable in front of the camera as I am behind it.
I don’t like my left eye. (I have felt like this since I was a child) It turns in a bit and it is very noticeable in frontal shots. Profile shots are much better for me which is why I usually shoot myself that way.
When I read Juliana‘s post, I could also totally relate on the emotional level.
Just yesterday I cried about this. (yes, I cried)
Becoming a new mom has been wonderful but also one of the biggest emotional challenges.
As uncomfortable as I am in front of the camera, I have for the last 6 years started a personal collection of self portraits.
This is something that I have done mostly for my own artistic studies of…well, myself.
Just the other day I was thinking about doing a post about bathroom portraits. Most of my self portraits have been taken in my own bathroom, bar bathrooms, restaurant bathrooms, hotel bathrooms, you get the picture.
I have a thing for self and bathrooms. 😉
Right after I read Ariella‘s post, I ran into our bathroom and took these self portraits.
I have no make-up on, I haven’t showered and I’m in my house dress. (yes, I wear a house dress)
Two saturdays ago we did the ART walk in the design district and had a great time!
There were tons of people out, live music on the streets, lots (and I mean LOTS) of amazing art everywhere, it was a wonderful evening spent with Will, Lily and uncle Darren.
At one of the galleries, I was introduced to Charles Pfahl‘s work.
Charles‘s art is not typically something that I would be attracted to (I tend to like pretty art, the world can be an ugly place as is) however, days after seeing his works, I still couldn’t get it out of my head. (that’s what good art is supposed to do, right?)
Earlier this week Lily and I went off on an early walk to check out our local Botanical Gardens.
Before Lily was born, Will and I went a few times and I’m so glad that I finally took her over there because we both had a great time.
It was still early enough (9am) so it wasn’t too hot yet and there were no people other than the employees working on the flower beds.
We took our time cruising through the grounds, we checked some new and old sculptures, there were lots of flowers to look at, we spotted an herb garden, we even got to sit and relax in the shade under a big and beautiful tree.
It was a wonderful morning!
(Make sure you click on READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY, lots of pictures!)