Ach. This post should make my sister howl. Stephanie, over at Ordinary Life Magic, threw me the challenge of photographing "Me, right now", within five minutes of reading her post. Ahem. Yeah. Well, that was last night. And, funny, whenever I turned the camera on myself, the photo turned up blank. Go figure. But this is what I was doing...
Ta da! All done!
And then this morning I thought I would give it another shot. As it were. Taking her cue, I tried the mirror shot. Hm. I don't quite have it. I am NOT a picture person...Like how I can't hold my camera with only one hand? Nervous nelly.
Thought I'd have another go at it this evening. With nearly disastrous results, but on the hilarious side of disastrous, so I'll share...this one looks like I'm dreaming of Texas. It reminds me of these equally hilarious, but oh-so-serious photos that my sister took of me when I was 18: black and white...lying on an old wooden pier, shading my eyes with my arm, seaweed tangled in my long hair, fanned out all around me...I meant to look artsy. I think I looked, well, dead. In an artsy way. What can I say - I was a theater student. Things haven't changed much, huh?
Ah, here we go, another shot at the mirror this evening. This is the closest I think I got to looking like moi. It's blurry, but there you go. There is a smile, extending even to the eyes - I even look amused at the whole fiasco. Still holding on for dear life to the camera.
And this here's what I'm heading over to do...right now...kiddos asleep...husband...husband? Husband? Ah. Asleep.
I think I'm supposed to pass this along to someone else - I haven't ever been tagged for this kind of thing before - but I think I can't really do that...I just....well, so let's do this - if you're hot to photograph yourself - yes, YOU! - in the next five minutes, good on ya, please do it, and link to it in the comments. YOU. Right Now.