Today is Day Seven of Reverb14, hosted by Kat McNally of the blog I Saw You Dancing and if you wish to join in the writing fun, stop by to sign up and throw your hat in the ring HERE.
Today's prompt is this:
"Please post your favourite picture of yourself from 2014, self-portrait or otherwise!"
For bonus points: make a montage of the selfies you have posted for the past four years or however long you have been participating in Reverb! #tbt (Throwback Thursday) photos also welcome.
I thought I had shown quite enough of myself in yesterday's blog post when I let out some long-held, pent-up rage and resentment, which felt great to vent I must say!
But this is about letting others see us in photographs, something that many people shy away from, but not me...
I am actually quite used to being photographed as my mother took a few photography classes as I was growing up and she frequently used me as her model for homework assignments. And my many years of studying ballet accustomed me to seeing how I fill the space around me and helped me learn how to assess what my body looked like when moving, what with all the dancing in front of a large mirror.
Though I do not have a decent camera phone, I have learned how to take a few selfies with my long-cherished and trusty pocket camera, which I have used to shoot virtually every photograph I have shared on my blog since the beginning.
With that said, here is a sampling of some photos I have shared on my blog in the past three years, taken by me or by others:
A pair of my favorite sneakers - they are getting quite beat up, but I still love them!
Me on my birthday about three years ago in a dress that was made for me - I've since figured out how to make dresses similar to this one but with more balanced symmetry and in silhouettes and colors I love!
Wearing a favorite hat for Halloween two years ago. I go as a 'modern day witch' with my variation on the theme as 'kooky witch'!
From a series of 'selfies' I took to use for my 'About Me' page on this blog...one of these days I WILL knit that yarn into a cowl!!
In one of my favorite costume 'rig-outs' for the local Renaissance Faire and, yes, I made my costume, the necklace I'm wearing and trimmed my hat!
Earlier this year, I completed this head kerchief and had to show it off, being a little silly in the process!
Me in front of the Huntington Library, a favorite place to be with gardens, art and BOOKS!
And finally, me after a trip at a local flea market this year, one of my favorite things to do!
I think you can get a sense of me through these photos ;)
Now that I've shown my 'selfie', I'm off to look at the selfies of the other participants of Reverb14!