07 July, 2008

me :: monday

okay, i'm putting myself to the challenge. a week of self portraits. now this is small potatoes compared to what erin, over at bluebirdbaby, is doing (365 days - amazing). but a challenge to myself, nonetheless. so here we go with day 1 :: monday...



i've been getting back into the rhythm of reading all of my favorite blogs again. and i'm finding it very interesting that several people are challenging themselves to self-portraits. looking to see the beauty in themselves. introspective. a good exercise, definitely. i think we, as women (particularly in our western culture)...are so often critical of ourselves. and to move into that positive space where we can truly see our own beauty is so very important.

yours on this beautiful monday,

shelley

11 comments:

Teaching Handwork said...

inspiring

Amanda said...

You're lovely..

And self-portraits for a week... great idea. Maybe i'll try it someday if i'm brave enough ;)

Anonymous said...

shelley

that is truly a beautiful picture of yourself...i can't wait to see tuesday's! i am so blessed to be your husband!

i love you

wesley

Yarrow said...

What a great idea! I just posted a book review about a book called 'The Body Sacred', it goes right along with your comments about being overly critical of ourselves. maybe I will try the self portrait thing too. Blessings.

http://yarrowofwitchwood.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

This photo of you is beautiful. I love the warmth of it.

RunninL8 said...

hmmmm. Maybe I'll see if I can muster up the courage. Camera's don't seem to like me!
But I LOVE the premise behind this challenge.
Lovely natural picture of you today!
AWWWWWWW! And your Hubby is a sweetie!!!!!!!

skymring said...

i'd like to go along with this, if i dare. thank you for the inspiration!

denise said...

Lovely!

Lizz said...

Nice thoughts.

You are lovely and wise!

Maymomvt said...

These are lovely portraits. I do not have the courage!

shelleycaskey said...

thank you, everyone! ~ shelley