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Tuesday, September 30

something beautiful...


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Found this today and it cracked me up. Sometimes I think a photo of my client looks so hot and they can only see what they think are flaws. We all do it and being behind the lens has taught me to see images as a whole. So, even with photos of myself...I try not to just see the bags under my eyes.

I am here...just being a bit quiet. Have a lot of juicy stuff on my plate and am whirling around in it all. I will post some pretty photos of the Swirly & Stacy show in LA soon. It was pure magic.

I also had a very healing photo session with someone special and I will post about that soon as well. So healing that I am needing to marinate in it because life as I knew it has changed for me after being with her.

Until then...tell me something beautiful about yourself.

31 Comments:

Anonymous jessica said...

I forgive people with honesty and genuine forgiveness, and I don't even mean to. If they are a good person, I cannot hold a grudge. I prefer the weightlessness of forgiveness. And I have a cute nose.

i totally know what that feels like to hate all my photos. why is it that we see negative in our reflections?? even my husband does it.

October 1, 2008 at 12:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Leah said...

I love my ability to connect to people on a deeper level - and I am told my eyes are beautiful quite often. :)

October 1, 2008 at 12:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger magicaldamselfly said...

I love me just as I am in this moment and I make it a practice to tell myself that everytime I look in a mirror. It is a very healing practice.
I love that I am able to forgive others and let go of what has transpired and move forward and upward. I love watching people and also being able to talk to people just as easily.
I love the gift of creativity that I was blessed with and I'm just now making that gift a real force in my life and I'm enjoying how that feels.

October 1, 2008 at 6:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger mames said...

oh, that was the best comic strip. it is so true.

on friday i jumped both feet into the world of photographing a friend for some sexy portraits for her hubs. it was so scary at first, i wanted her to feel beautiful and had some doubt about my abilities. but then, we got into it, had some wine and let it fly (so to speak). it made me feel beautiful when she saw the photos and declared them wonderful. especially since 'sexy' has been a miniscule part of our lives for the last year.

i love the camera, it is so empowering in our hands.

October 1, 2008 at 6:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jen said...

i have a gorgeous laugh.

October 1, 2008 at 6:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Toni said...

The comic strip was a crack-up - I sent it to my Dad, a lifelong photographer! He said, 'That's why I shoot landscapes.' HA

I am an extraordinary listener ... I think because I'm intuitively also listening to someone's body and gestures and pulse and to what ISN'T being said. I somehow always end up, after absorption of someone's words, and a long pause, asking THE ONE QUESTION that brings on tears and an opening.

I would never have thought of/realized that if you hadn't asked to know something beautiful about 'me' (us). THANK YOU!

October 1, 2008 at 7:00:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous lorraine uk said...

I pick up on peoples feelings, there sensitivity. I sometimes thing this a problem rather than something i love and embrace.
But today it is a beautiful thing that i can tune in on someone.
Have a beautiful day.

Lorraine uk

October 1, 2008 at 7:34:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Swirly said...

I am a great snail mail sender. :)

October 1, 2008 at 8:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Karen Maezen Miller said...

you make me weep with laughter.

October 1, 2008 at 8:16:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a great listener. I'm also adept at thanking people who have added beauty to my life as you have to mine.

Trish
patriciadolan@comcast.net

October 1, 2008 at 8:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Allison said...

I am able to see beauty and magic in ordinary things. This keeps me rooted and lets me fly at the same time.

October 1, 2008 at 9:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger True Girl said...

I have beautiful eyes and like to listen to people.

Denise, I appreciate your lovely gift of creating beauty!

October 1, 2008 at 10:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Visual-Voice said...

that strip is so true. HA! Love your work!

October 1, 2008 at 10:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

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October 1, 2008 at 10:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

i cry at the sheer beauty of sunsets

October 1, 2008 at 10:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

i also have a scar on my left leg that i hid for years, now i draw smiley faces on it.

xo

October 1, 2008 at 11:47:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jin said...

I like to write thank you note cards, and, (like Swirly), mail them the old fashioned way!

October 1, 2008 at 1:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger kristen said...

i am a great secret keeper.

October 1, 2008 at 2:02:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous jfrancis said...

Something beautiful?
W.S. Merwin said it in
'Youth" the last line

'from what we cannot hold,
the stars are made'

October 1, 2008 at 4:28:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am kind.


-melanie
xo

October 1, 2008 at 9:22:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Caricature Girl said...

I have large, old-looking, hard-working, artist hands.

October 1, 2008 at 11:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jules said...

i am brave
i know this because even though it fills me with fear, i am learning to love. without condition. myself & others.

October 2, 2008 at 4:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I give good hugs:)

October 2, 2008 at 5:57:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am finally just letting people be who they are. Wow, it makes life soooo much easier and people really appreciate it (go figure.

October 2, 2008 at 9:55:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

after first approaching life through a lens of insecurity, then grief, I am finally looking at life first and foremost through love

October 2, 2008 at 11:17:00 AM PDT  
OpenID sandbetweenmytoes said...

My eyes don't look stupid.

October 2, 2008 at 11:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

i have gorgeous friends...which makes me just as gorgeous! :-) xx

October 2, 2008 at 1:43:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous stef said...

i sing to myself in the morning on my commute, makes for a better day :)

xoxo

October 2, 2008 at 5:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger blisswarrior said...

i can gift wrap a present like nobodys business...they look magical*

October 2, 2008 at 5:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger QuackMeHard said...

I tend to notice my teeth. And the fact that my face isn't symmetrical. But... I do sometimes try to focus on the good! And being the one behind the camera definitely lets me pay more attention to the photograph as a whole.

But there are so few photos of me that every one gets scrutinized.... BAD! :-)

October 2, 2008 at 10:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Eileen W. said...

I am becoming more comfortable in my own skin.

October 3, 2008 at 5:31:00 AM PDT  

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