Sunday, April 22, 2012

Self Portrait

As part of the photography class I am in I had some homework to do this week. One of the assignments was to do a self portrait. I didn't want to get all dressed up slap my camera on a tripod and take a pretty picture. I wanted to show myself as well the real myself.

I am not the kind of girl that really enjoys getting dressed up all the time (don't get me wrong I enjoy a good dress every now and then) but usually I spend my weekends in my pajamas, not fixing my hair, not putting on makeup, and knitting every second. This is when I am the happiest. So that's exactly the way I wanted to show myself. So here's my self portrait!

Here's the real me- Messy hair, knitting needles, pajamas, and not a smidgin of makeup. It's not the prettiest picture I've ever taken but it's certainly realistic. This is the happiest state of me.

I think this was a really good exercise even if you aren't a photographer or want to be one. Think about yourself - the real yourself and grab a picture of it. When life is getting you down, your job is bleeding your creativity, anything, whip that picture out of what you REALLY are and get back to it.

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never give up fighting" - e.e. cummings 


  1. A fabulous self portrait...nice job!

  2. I love your self portrait! I miss those days. Spending the day at home in sweats, hair a-la-natural, and quilting. It is so therapeutic!

  3. Thanks! It really is something super therapeutic - it keeps my brain under control :)

  4. Love it! So cute. What are you working on there?

    1. That right there is a blanket for my best friend. She is preggers with her fist child (a baby boy!) Before I started the business I would make blankets for my very close friends and it kinda turned into a tradition. I'll post better pics of it when it's all done but it has baby colored squares all over the place.


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