"Whatever shall we do in that remote spot? Well, we'll write our memoirs. Work is the scythe of time." --Napoleon Bonaparte, on his way into exile.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

May Self-Portrait Challenge

May Self-Portrait Challenge
Originally uploaded by CreativeExile.

I've been struggling with this, my first self-portrait challenge at the new site...who am I exactly?

One of my favorite quotes is, "The most interesting people I know still don't know what they want to be when they grow up." I have been figuring out that very thing since I left my job two years ago. I never thought I defined myself by my work, but my last job (children's publishing) was my favorite (until the end, when my co-workers and superiors showed their true, ugly colors...also, I hung on to the job way too long, long after it ceased being "fun." It's true, you really should love what you do).

Thus, a fuzzy shot of me seemed to sum up my self "focus" at this time. Also, my daughter seems to be holding me in the palm of her hand -- also very apt.

This reflection was taken in a metallic sugar caddy at the restaurant where we had dinner tonight...its round head opened up and Tess spent a good 20 minutes "talking" to reminded me of the depressed robot in Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy...too funny. current camera obsession(s) (and suggested "push present..." hey, we bought ourselves a computer when Tess was born; electronics are more up my alley than jewelry)! I'm leaning toward the Canon based on its size and scrapper's comments & opinions (since that's what I'll be using it for, too), but my inner photographer's dream has always been Nikon.


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