wabi sabi

a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
a beauty of things unconventional.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Self Portrait

Taken at 3 a.m. friday morning. Having a bit of insomnia. I decided to join Nina for self portrait fridays. I hate having my picture taken and will avoid it whenever I can and certainly not look at them if they are taken. But part of becoming who you really are is peeling away the layers and accepting. Accepting it all. The good parts and the not so good parts. The dark circles because you can't sleep. The messy hair because in the end does it really matter? The sparkle in you eyes and contentment on your face because the sun is finally shining today and spring is showing its face. Accept it and celebrate! I am enough!

Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather a skid sideways, champagne in one hand, body thoroughly used up and worn out, screaming, "WOO-HOO, what a ride! author unknown

Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm glad you decided to join the party. It takes courage to look at photos of ourselves and I applaud you. Also it is a good photo of you, especially one at 3am.

  2. congratulations for coming out. see that wasn't too bad. I like both pictures of you on this website ...

  3. Say, this is great!!!!
    And I just checked in and started my 1st portrait today!!!!

  4. One of my favorite quotes, and a fabulous motto to adopt!! And I love how you talked about the layers...so, so true.


  5. HI Lindy

    Hoorah for you...I really hate pics of me too....why is that? Okay...where are pics of the art....hmmmmmmm???? Love your painted hands with the heart!