Tuesday, September 9, 2008

self portrait tuesday

september's challenge is contrast


when i joined the self portrait group, i had to muster up the courage to step into the light when staying back in the dark had been feeling so comfortable. taking the risk to show myself to others through my art, has made me painfully aware of how i have wasted a lot of time limiting myself by my inner struggles with contrasts ... the contrasts between temptation and discouragement.... between allure and dissuasion

i know it's all up to me, and i'm learning how to breathe through it. sometimes i'm hyperventilating, but at least i'm breathing.

6 comments:

secretagentmama said...

It's a great thing to be out in the light! Great job!

Jeremy Stockwell said...

Very cool shot. Striking eyes.

My Inspired Heart said...

Great Shot~ I love your thoughts here....they are very familiar to me ;) I, too, am slowly, but surely, stepping into the light....scary but exhilarating at the same time!

Amarettogirl said...

As an artist, I absolutely LOVED your words!! The image is dramatic and intriguing- wonderful, but the words speak volumes to how difficult we make it for ourselves, our expression and our art! thank you for sharing!

JulieZS said...

A continuing struggle for me too. I'll keep breathing if you will!
Excellent contrast in this great picture.

Rebekah said...

Very cool shot, indeed! And very thought-provoking post.