Tara at Sticky Fingers set us such a difficult one this week! Self Portrait, I nearly ran away completely! But then I had a bit of a think. She’s right, there are very few pictures of me these days. There are a few of me with the children, one or two of me and my husband but I struggled to find any of me, on my own, just me. I am behind the camera, recording the goings on at the Thinly Spreads and I’m happy there.
If a camera is pointed at me I hide, behind dark glasses or behind a child. I am not completely comfortable with my face as it ages and being confronted by it, frozen by the camera can be quite horrible really!
However, I have become very fond of many of my bloggy friends and they have been bold enough to show their faces. So it seems only fair that I do the same. I decided not to trawl through old photos to cherry pick but to take this literally and show you a self-portrait of me…today..this morning…half an hour ago… taken by me.
Takes deep breath…Hello, this is me!
Hiding behind the camera (standing in my bedroom amongst the piles of washing I am supposed to be sorting, the pointy black thing to the left is my daughter’s witch hat from the ballet she was in a month ago…I am not tidy, this is an honest self-portrait!)
Still hiding just a bit, peeping at you now!
Hello! (I’m still hiding just a bit, maybe I’ll be brave enough to take my glasses off soon!)