Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Self Portrait Wednesday (an evening early)

The inspiring Misty Mawn often hosts a self portrait day. And my beloved Beth has begun participating and encouraging, so ... so ... I'm going for it. -- I know already I won't have time tomorrow, so I'm taking care of it tonight, my first time participating. I don't have a timer or cord to step away from my Daddy-O Cam, so I get close-ups upon close-ups ... and scare myself with the circles under my eyes. god. damn. Or better yet, Eesh! Blimey! Shite! Anyway, here I am, a la the end of a very tough Tuesday. New curls. New curls which I didn't realize, until I deleted 20 other head shots, need desperately to be trimmed, weeded, thinned and otherwise GROOMED. Migraine eye. Always on the right. Kaput. And that's an understatement. Powerful but much-overlooked Toni-place. The collarbone. My brothers call me Bone. Tone the Bone, Bonehead, Bonith, but mainly Bone. Hence my Bad to the Bone shirt means more than just the song title. But I LOVE the song, too. b-b-bad to the b-b-bone. But not today. Not today. Today has been a tough one. Tough emotions, tough love, tough questions, tough migraine. I surrender. For now.

12 comments:

LostLuggage said...

My migraine eye is the right too! I wonder what that means..

You are beautiful, Toni...migraine or not!

Holly said...

And, tough as it was, take a moment and realize that you're still here. You're still alive and standing. And, in that moment realize that means you can still try for more tomorrow...

MuseSwings said...

Sorry about those migrains! They are the worst! Great self portrait - all the different pieces and parts

cinner said...

I loved your self portrait. Sorry to hear about your migraines, they can be brutal. Better days ahead.

Rick Rosenshein said...

Hope you get to feeling better real soon. Rick

beth said...

I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of you....OMG...SO FRICKING PROUD !!!

and after the day you had...well, you're amazing !!!

and beautiful, even with the migraine eye {that I totally get, too, but it's my left one} TO THE BONE !!!!

Kathy said...

Great photos Toni! Sorry you were having a tough day though! Hope today's a better day! I can't wait to see what you do with your self-portraits and how you'll incorporate them in your artwork!

Veronica said...

now mine is the left eye and I have one now.... I think it is that twin thing.... glad you feel better now and I know yesterday SUCKED.
love you

Carla said...

You are an amazing girl, no doubt about it! I discovered a new to me stamp company on another pal's blog, and while I was tooling around looking at the gorgeous stamps, I found this plate:

http://www.heartsintouch.com/page22/page3/page3.html

Look for the mermaid plate! GORGEOUS!

Pamela McCarville said...

Hope your migraine gets better soon. They're a bitch.

But I love your self-portrait. I have very few photos of myself - I'm usually the one taking them.

So good for you!

And yes, I'm back - though if I could jump into one of my paintings . . . .

Samantha said...

I think it's so amazing that you did this, after such a difficult day too. I'm so impressed with your courage, that you thought to record this day as a moment in history ~ well, that speaks volumes.

I love your curls, btw. You are beautiful.

Bright Blessings.

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Hey, from one naturally curly head to another... don't you love it some days and want to pull it all out the next? I abuse mine with a straightener when it's unruly...

I didn't know of this mirgraine eye. But, mirgraine eye or not, you are one pretty lady...

I know that catcalls upset you, so I'll just whistle...