Self Portrait Tuesday
me creating, kodak ls753
The challenge for this month's Self Portrait Tuesday is "time". Please read about it here before you go any further, if you haven't already.
I didn't quite go by the rules (do I ever?) this week but will do my personal best to redeem myself next week, I promise!
I was planning on taking one picture a day of me creating the last seven days. What happened was...I didn't create as much as I had planned or hoped, for that matter.
As some of you sweet and supportive souls know, I was a wee bit consumed this past week but have resurfaced, nonetheless.
There are times when all I have energy for is to create, create, create when I am sad, melancholy or pensive.
Then there are also times when I need to take those same emotions and stare at a wall, talk with a friend, write in my journal, go on a hike, lose myself in a book, play with different hair styles (am I admitting this?), meditate, pray, etc.
This past week, I did the latter.
This coming week...I feel inspired to create.
So, here is a portrait of me doing just that last week. I laughed when my eyes first caught the fact that I am subconsciously chewing on my pen cap. This is a dreadful habit I have when working with pens. Dreadful because after it's been in my mouth for a good while, I feel like I need a retainer when I take it out. My teeth feel as though they've moved an inch. I have to admit, I have even checked my teeth in a mirror to make sure this wasn't indeed the case.
I think it's a comfort thing.