Friday, July 23, 2010

Self Portrait Challange

The lovely, and beautiful Ariella of Childhood Magic is taking part in a Self Portrait Challenge.  Being inspired by her honesty, I decided to take part as well.

As many of you know I use my own self as a model for the items I craft for our Shop.
Not that I think I am a model...HARDLY.  But I do like to show things on a person, and since I am not likely to go and grab a complete stranger to do it, I am the guinea pig.

This picture below is one of my favorites.  I took it yesterday, and it was dusk.  The lighting was fair, my bags under my eyes are apparent, but not horrible.  My hair is tousled from the pool water, and the bun I removed from my hair just prior to clicking this picture.  The wind was breezy, and my hair flowed in the breeze.  I am untouched, without makeup, and 100% Laura here. 

Usually I analyze my pictures for my "horns" sticking out of the edges of my nose, for my hair showing the thinning spots, for my arms showing their beefy upper areas, for my legs showing any cellulite, and for the waist band of my pants indenting my waist.  But this day...none of that happened, and I was content.

Content with being me.  Pure and simple

Thanks for reading, and please check out Ariella



  1. Thanks for being so brave and so wonderful!!! I have always thought that you and your sister are very pretty, natural and kind looking. I love this photo because it is so real, so sweet. You have a inner and outer beauty that really shines, like I said, I've thought that for a while.
    Lots of love to you,

  2. This is a great photograph of you! I am in love with your beautiful freckles! I count my kids' freckles and we cheer when they get new ones!

  3. I found your blog from the Challenge on Childhood magic. I love that your hair is just down from a bun, from playing in the pool. That sounds like me!

  4. The contentedness shows, it adds to your beauty!

  5. beautiful blog..pls visit mine and be a follower.. thanks and God bless..