Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Self Portrait

Tonight after work, I said HECK WID IT, and took the MuthaCam out on the patio with me to take pictures of myself. I haven't written in my new journal cuz I've been waiting on this, and wasn't getting ANY takers to shoot my picture -- not writing in my journal for one or two days is bad enough -- it's going on 8!!! I just couldn't have that anymore!! Of course, as soon as I was 25 shots in, here came Double BB -- ostensibly offering his photographer's services, but really just to watch, crack up, and otherwise meddle!! There IS something to be said for a digital camera and shooting self-portraits -- NOBODY GETS TO SEE THE ATROCIOUS PICTURES WHERE YOU LOOK LIKE SNAGGLEPUSS ON CRACK, CUZ YOU CAN DELETE THEM IMMEDIATELY!!! (The bad news is that there were, uh, quite a FEW shots like that!!) This is classic Toni, all the way -- this is either my trademark smirk, or the face I make when I'm about to start some sh**. This is also the face brought on by Double BB's teasing, which of course is taking place behind the scenes of this shot. [Note: Albeit you might have reason to wonder from this shot, I actually do have both front teeth intact!] Eesh! Blimey!! WOWZA!!! Will ya look at those peepers? My eyes are seriously blue -- I had NO idea. (& if your gaze is drifting, trying to see what's down that gap in my shirt, trust me, the answer is NOTHING!) Ok, in this one I think I look really -- um -- GOOD. Here's the catch: for journal purposes, if I'm not going to look "Julie-Christie-in- Dr.-Zhivago" good, then I'd rather look INTERESTING. GOOD isn't reflection enough of the contents of this package, ya know? Second Runner Up: slight smile, nice angle, relaxed. Nice one! First Runner Up ... but just a little too casual, and not enough of my eyes. THE WINNER!!! This is the one going in my new written journal. Something about my eyes -- whatever is brewing inside me is in these eyes -- or I should say that everything I FEEL going on inside, I can sense in my eyes in this photo.

10 comments:

Laurel said...

I think all the pics are great. Good idea to take your own pics. My youngest daughter finally got a camera and she has taken some good pics of me, otherwise I am never in photos. BTW I love the color of your eyes.

Jenn said...

Gorgeous pics of you Toni!!! Your eyes are stunning!!! :D I love all the different shots you captured.

a message from gillyflower said...

well you don't look anything like i imagined you to look
i imagined you with dark long wavy hair brown eyes and plumper isn't that weired how you build a pic of someone you have never met.
love the pics though and your eyes are very blue just like mine and my sons his are gorgeous as he has the blue eyes and gorgeous long black lashes too not fair is it
i avoid photos at all cost i'm just not photogenic so you'll have to guess what i look like
gill

Beth said...

First...the previous journal pages are great and I hear ya on those transfers !!! Argghh !!!!

Second.....you are a BRAVE woman...I hardly ever want pictures of myself and usually delete most of them. Sometimes, some side shots are okay, but I always complain !!.....like oh, my nose (in my marcia brady voice) or my teeth, or my eyes look crossed eyed !!!

So I congratulate you on sharing so many photos with us and you look great !!!

and yes...I did kind of look down your shirt !!!

Veronica said...

holy mother of margaret...I love your eyes...they are beautiful. These are fantastic pictures of you sis.. I love them and I love your glasses too cute. These are winners...and I am stealing one.. got it stealing one...

Carla said...

Gorgeous BLUES! Love all the pics!

Carolina said...

I love the winning pic and what a great idea to take self portraits! Your eyes are just stunning and it's so glad to put a face to our name!

Veronica said...

where are your weekend posts????? I need a T fix

jo said...

So lovely to see you my friend!!! You have the most wonderful eyes! Have missed visiting you but hopefully my life is starting to feel a bit more "normal" now - (well, as normal as it gets around here!) and I'll be back soon.
Thank you for visiting me and your wonderful comments that have kept me going.
Jo x

Mercedes said...

I love specially the second one with those beatiful blue eyes, looking the world and to me.!