... still not into the face self portraits and really did not want to write about anything all that serious this week. Leah @ Creative Every Day posted a theme challenge for August of "move". She always seems to hit home with her challenges. I can't sit still in the summer, i thrive in the heat. In fact these shots are from trying to do a non pose pose and a song got stuck in my head...you all now know i like to rock. I may not be at a cool concert but the songs i hear make me think i could be. I cracked up laughing at all the shots i dared to take once i saw them...but today i need to tell you all to live.
I am going crazy now with a bit of bed rest...everything is fine really...just a foot thing. Hope to be up again in no time...doctors orders to take the next 2 days off and my vacation is next week. Ahhhhhh no cage job until the very last day of August..I can handle that!
some days are harder than others to take a self portrait and look at it, then some days i just see something i like
i am a small person, only 5' 4" and have no clue what i weigh. i have old pictures in pretty dresses and used to gasp at my "man arms". why am i not soft like a women should be? i avoid showing so many pictures and try to chose ones i look softer in. well let me tell you, wonderful people in my life have said nice things about my strength...i met a man a few years back, an artist, a intuitive sort and before he even knew who i was he shook my hand and said...you are an artist aren't you? wow...i looked at him confused. he said to me i feel your strength...there is a lot to be said about the first hand shake...he continued to tell me things about what goes on inside will be apparent on the outside and he does not meet many who grip with the strength i have. that day i felt a lot better about my "man arms"
....but they are also my "mom arms" they have carried 6 years of life and can still scoop up a 45 pound child effortlessly...and that is what a women looks like!
if you know me in person, you have also felt those arms wrap around you...strong arms are all the better to reach out and hug with...they are an extension of my heart!