Friday, January 22, 2010
Taking my own picture
I am tracing an image onto fabric, using my lightbox. I took the picture by setting up my camera on a tripod, then setting the timer. To me it looks like I feel when I am doing this. I didn't dress up or put lipstick on for the picture and my shirt was pulled off a hanger in the laundry room, unironed.
Pictures of me always surprise me. I look so much older than I feel. But probably not older than I am. Of course I never see myself from this angle. When I look in the mirror I see white hair. The side view shows me how dark it still is in the back. Somehow I think the little blog profile picture up in the corner looks more like me because that is what I look like in the mirror. I pull myself up as tall as I can, suck in everything that can be sucked and smile a big cheesy smile. Today's picture is probably more like what the rest of you see.