I have mentioned my admiration of Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime on my blog before - she is a woman of many talents! Her jewelry designs are no less than brilliant and her range of media astounds me - wire wrapping, leather, SEED BEADS (ugh! I cannot do this AT.ALL.), enameling, etc., etc. etc. She is also an excellent photographer. She posted a new challenge on Facebook - "Focusing on Life - 52 Photos". Once per week, she sends the participant a prompt, and we are to take a picture to post on our blog, Flicker, or Instagram.
Well, my photography skills are pre-beginner - at best - but I signed up anyway. My word/mantra for 2013 is "Fearless"...so what better way to rally to the challenge? I carefully chose "Fearless" to combat some of my low self esteem and lack of self confidence issues. Ha! I about died when I received my prompt for the first photo - Self Portrait.
Have you ever seen a picture of me on my blog? NO. A picture of me on my Facebook page? NO. My Etsy Site? NO. That little photo to the right on my blog sideline is of my long lost best friend Sam. Ask anyone in my family - I tend to disappear at "family photo time".
Well, Sally, I took 127 photos. Yes 127. Glasses on. Glasses off. Smiling. Not smiling. Black and White. Color. Ugh. I did learn from Sally tips that my camera has a self-timer feature! Ha! Who knew? At least I learned something!
Anyway - here it is. I really do smile alot in "real life", but here I look so pensive. Appropriate pose for this post. 'Nuff said. Except, I can't wait for next week's prompt!
Seriously - I thank you Sally. It took everything I had just to TAKE the pictures, much less post one!
Please be sure to visit Sally's blog here to see the links of all of the participants.
Thanks for stopping by!