Juliana

Self-portrait challenge

Joining Juliana at Shakti Mama in this week’s self-portrait challenge.

This week’s challenge: the self as art

Lately I have been feeling very….paralyzed.

It has been almost 1 year since I stopped working and I’m still not used to not have to go to work.

Actually, let me rephrase that, I’m not used to not earning my own money.

I started working at the age of 15, I’m turning 38 soon and I’m feeling quite unaccomplished these days.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving being a full time mom to Lily and in my heart it is what I want to do and how I want things to be however, I’m having a really hard time not earning my own money and not coming up with ways that I can earn money AND be a stay at home mom.

I don’t want to be dependent on Will for money but yet, I feel paralyzed.

I would like to thank Juliana for coming up with such a great challenge.

It gave me an opportunity to draw and color.

I would have finished coloring the drawing but Lily woke up from her nap.

Maybe that’s the symbolism behind this self-portrait. It’s a work in progress. Like myself.

A constant work in progress.

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paralyzed

Self photo challenge

Joining Juliana at Shakti Mama with her photo challenge on the elements of self series.

This week’s challenge: favorite body part self portrait.

For me, my favorite body part (and not just on me but on women in general) is the neck, collar bone and shoulders. (I know, those are 3 body parts but they all go together ;))

It’s a part of the body that can show strength as well as vulnerability.

It’s one of the reasons I often prefer short hair to long hair.

neck, collar bone and shoulders

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