Monday, October 16, 2006

Self Portrait Challenge- "Imperfections"

I had Lynne take a few shots for an updated profile picture and being a 45 year old women I found too many flaws, so I chose one and deleted the rest. When it came time to do this challenge I pulled up a deleted picture. I wanted to do the "imperfection boycott" and find the beauty in a shot I disliked. I looked real hard but I over analyzed it to the point of saying to myself, no flipping way! I saw my need for a cut and color, not to mention my "Italian" nose and I just over-analyzed myself out of the idea. Don't get me wrong I like the way I look, just not from the side in dire need of a cut and color. My real imperfection is being too analytical.

I analyzed my dilemma only to decide I needed a different picture. LOL Then with further contemplation I decided to go with it and use it as an illustration. I over think just about everything and it has been a problem throughout my life. I analyze myself out of relationships, read more into a conversation than there is and have trouble making decisions. I even over analyze the stupid word verification on blogger. Is that an "m" ? No, maybe two "n's" close together? Hmmm. I'm rarely right the first time...grrr! On the other hand, it has also helped me make many good decisions and weed out toxic people before they can suck me in. It's an imperfection I refuse to give up and embrace it as just another part of me;)


emmapeelDallas said...

I think we might have been separated at birth...great post!



emmapeelDallas said...

p.s. - I thought I was the only one who did that on word verification! ;p

Bug said...

I'm a little confused by the self portrait challenge. Can you explain what it is? Good post though--I think we're all in the same boat with finding so many imperfections with ourselves.

Helen said...

You are beautiful and you have so much strength! You are brave to do this I dont think I could. :)

Deb R said...

I actually think you look lovely in that pic - the orignal part, I mean, not with the added brain thingie. ;-) But the additions make a cool illustration for what you're talking about in the post. Hope you have a great time in the mountains!

r's musings said...

Hi Tammy,
I just love this photo! And the part about being analytical...I hear ya! I even had an English professor tell me that I was over-analyzing my writing!! lol But like you said, it's just a facet of who we are. Very cool post! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

analytical isn't all bad, makes one stop to think first. at least that's what I tell myself as I mull,ponder and analyze. oh well.
I happen to think you are beautiful, seriously, and your inner glow comes right out on to the photo!

JC said...

I can definitely appreciate this - I overanalyze stuff to death! But I like how you picked out the positives. Have a great trip!

Colorsonmymind said...

Hey beautiful lady-I like the pic and don't see the imperfections you see.

I do have this trait too-but I agree it is good in many ways:)


Georgia said...

I love your new profile picture just so you know.

And this picture with the brain is great.

I like your italian nose... I have one too, but I have hungarian eyes to go along with it... hahaha thank goodness for tweezers or I would have a mean uni brow.


Anonymous said...

I do the same thing with the word verification - but I think in my case it's bad eyesight.
I have also been accused of thinking too much! Not always a fault, but I do need to be a little more spontaneous.

clare said...

Yes, me too. Some of those word verifications I cannot get at all.

And I think you look absolutely great in both photos!

Bedazzzled1 said...

Sweet Tammy. Your imperfections seem to work well for you, because I think you are damn perfect!

Love you~

Chris said...

Ahhh the dreaded paralysis by analysis. I have been known to do the same:(

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tinker said...

I can over-analyze just about anything! But I love this photo - and I love your profile, Tammy - you have such classical beauty - inside and out.
I think we women, in general, are probably our own harshest critics.

And word verification drives me nuts!

paris parfait said...

It's a beautiful photo of a beautiful woman - and if you had no imperfections, I'd hate you! You're wonderful just the way you are. And I'm too analytical too - a September baby thing, I fear.